AY 23-24 Director – Medical Doctor Program
21 Sep 2023
31 Dec 2023
Commensurate with experience
College of Health Sciences
VinUniversity (VinUni: https: // vinuni.edu.vn/) is the first private, not-
for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards.
The university integrates the models of excellent international universities
with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, to make a
breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world-class
VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world's leading universities,
including Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. These
universities have become close advisors and crucial enablers in establishing
the three colleges at VinUni: College of Business and Management, College of
Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect
of the University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body, facilities,
and campus life, is being developed to meet the highest standards set by the
world's leading accrediting and ranking organizations, such as ABET, AACSB,
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).
VinUni's founding benefactor Vingroup is one of the biggest private
conglomerates in Asia with the largest market capitalization value in Vietnam.
As a multisector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas:
Technology; Industrials; and Property Services. VinUni is proud to be a part
of the Vingroup ecosystem, giving its students opportunities to connect with
several high quality research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain, and Vin
BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinES and VinFast),
and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec,
We are seeking a physician and medical education leader for the role of
Program Director of the MD program within the College of Health Sciences
(CHS). The Program Director for the MD program will report to the Vice
Dean for Medical Education, and will work closely with and support the Vice
Dean with ongoing development and realization of the vision and goals of the
MD Program. In addition, the PD will work with other leaders and colleagues
across the University to pursue shared goals, effectively communicate the
Program and College's vision and mission, and secure necessary support from
constituencies within and external to VinUniversity. The Program Director will
also teach formal courses in the MD program that aligns with their skillset,
as well as pursue research projects in their specific field of expertise. This
role is expected to be 1.0 FTE.
Program development and leadership:
Work closely with the leaders of the college, other Program Directors, and
staff on all aspects of the development and implementation of the MD
Program, including admissions, assessment, faculty development, and
Take a lead and responsibility for the development and implementation of
the curriculum for the MD program at VinUni.
Provide leadership on course development, curriculum development and
implementation, course quality assurance and improvement, and professional
accreditation preparation, application and maintenance.
Provide leadership at course levels for implementation of teaching and
learning priorities such as competency based education, student centered
learning, remediation, teacher appraisal and progression to post graduate
Promote the development of active teaching and learning practices in the
delivery of the courses ensuring integration of graduate attributes and
competency standards across the program.
Manage and oversee program-related budgets allocated to the MD program.
Work closely with the VinUni CHS graduate medical education (GME)
leaders to facilitate seamless integration of the clinical teaching
environment into the MD program experience.
Human Resource development, mentoring, and teaching:
Provide coaching, mentorship, and sponsorship for faculty members in the
Teach formal courses in your area of expertise to MD students. Serve as
guest lecturer for other courses when requested.
Work with the leaderboard to develop a profile of suitable candidates to
teach in courses and participate in selection committees for faculty
Provide coaching and mentoring for the professional development of faculty
members at VinUni to prepare for future generations of faculty leaders.
Prepare a program for performance appraisal of staff and faculty as
assigned by the leaderboard of VinUni.
Networking, international partnership, research and other services:
The program director is expected to take the lead in building up
international partnerships for VinUni to provide opportunities for MD
program students, faculty and staff in the following aspects: educational
exchanges, research opportunities, professional development, collaborative
The program director is expected to establish and maintain a research
portfolio that leads to scholarly productivity in the form of conference
presentations, abstracts, and peer-reviewed publications.
Serve on different science/educational and professional committees of
VinUniversity as assigned.
For practicing physicians, the Program Director will also provide clinical
services (part-time) at VinUniversity affiliated teaching facilities
following the best practices of the academic medical center.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Doctoral (MD) degree required, preferably from a prestigious
Strong track record in medical education program development and
implementation with international standards and accreditation.
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills in an academic setting.
Verbal communication skills in Vietnamese is a plus.
Experience in coaching/mentoring educators.
Experience working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative educational
At least five years' successful experience in progressively responsible
teaching, research, educational, and administrative leadership positions
in a university setting.
Experience with accreditation (e.g. ACGME, ACGME-I, LCME, etc.) and
ranking systems such as QS preferred.
Demonstrated successful experience in strategic planning, fiscal
management, resource allocation, and personnel supervision.
English is the language of teaching and communication at VinUniversity.
For this role, English fluency is required (verbal, written). The
minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 7.0.
For Higher Education roles, English Language Proficiency may also be
proven by having completed PhD studies while being instructed through the
medium of English.
An appreciative understanding of the challenges that inevitably arise from
the operation of a new University, with the patience, resilience, and
ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents of an
institution to effectively resolve challenges and build opportunities to
promote the mission and vision of the College/University.
The salary and benefits are internationally competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
LIVING AND WORKING IN HANOI, VIETNAM
Work permit: VinUniversity will assist in and provide advice for obtaining
the necessary paperwork needed for employment in Vietnam (visa, work
permit, insurance, etc.). However, it is your responsibility to ensure
that you can satisfy all the paper requirements in a timely manner.
According to Vietnamese Law, expatriates are required to submit all
necessary documents for a work permit on the first day in Vietnam. For
more information about the necessary documents, please refer to the
information in this link.
Living costs: Vietnam has a comparatively low cost of living and
expatriates can live a very comfortable life here with a moderate
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, a resume and a list of two references.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those
candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.