Head, Postgraduate Studies - British University Vietnam (BUV) - The first QS 5-star university in Vietnam
Head, Postgraduate Studies
Head, Postgraduate Studies
Head, Postgraduate StudiesJob Description

We are inviting experienced candidates with international qualifications to apply for a newly-formed senior academic appointment:

SENIOR LECTURER or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and HEAD, POSTGRADUATE STUDIES – Experienced academic leader with a proven track record of significant and ongoing success in developing, growing and managing a multiple post-graduate degree programme portfolio.

BRITISH UNIVERSITY VIETNAM (BUV)

British University Vietnam (BUV) is the first and only international university in Vietnam to directly award British degrees from the prestigious University of London and Staffordshire University. BUV is rated a 5-star university of excellence by the world-recognised QS accreditor and is also recognised with a university-wide accreditation from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

BUV has three main brand drivers:

  • Offering accredited British and international higher education and training in Vietnam.
  • Providing 5-star university campuses, learning spaces, and services.
  • Including a compulsory personal and social growth program that prepares students for the future of life and work.

Established in 2009, BUV provides teaching for undergraduate and graduate programmes. Employability rates for students are exceptionally high with 100% of graduates from BUV either employed or continuing higher education within 3 months after graduation.

With a wide network of more than 300 enterprise partners in various fields, and 12-week internship programmes, BUV helps students gain professional knowledge and practical skills to meet employers’ requirements as well as be ready to develop their careers immediately after graduation.

Students study at BUV’s award winning campus in the Ecopark township near Hanoi. With its state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and an iconic design, BUV is recognised as one of the best educational environments in Southeast Asia.

CURRENT CONTEXT AND FUTURE DIRECTION

Our Staffordshire University Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme integrates business education with innovative AI-based teaching methods, offering a comprehensive understanding of key business domains such as finance, marketing, leadership and strategic management. The AI component enhances learning through personalized content, real-time feedback, and interactive simulations, making complex concepts more accessible and engaging.

The brief for the new Head, Postgraduate Studies will be to expand the postgraduate portfolio to include the introduction of new Masters programmes, as well as a suite of potential PG Certificates, Diplomas and micro-credentials. The ultimate of the position is to grow the PG student numbers and overall reputation of PG studies at BUV. The position would work closely with the Director, International Recruitment & Admissions to expand the current student profile.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Lecturer (Academic Levels C)

  • PhD or Doctoral qualifications in a relevant discipline area from an internationally recognised institution
  • Proven track record of significant and ongoing success in developing, growing and managing multiple post-graduate programme options.
  • Proven track record of effective a Postgraduate Dept management, including staff recruitment, selection, programme team management and building a ‘Post-graduate Culture’
  • University or postgraduate teaching experience in the field, having taught programmes where instruction is 100% English.
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge to develop teaching programmes and the provision of student learning support.
  • In-depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field.
  • Experience of teaching, curriculum development and quality assurance and enhancement in an HE environment.
  • Research experience.
  • Knowledge of higher education and ability to use a range of up-to-date delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.
  • Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on academic content and issues relating to student needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Clean police record.

In addition, for Associate Professor (Academic Level D)

  • Evidence of consistent success at high-quality publications or other outputs in research or practice.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead research projects, win bids, and generate income.
  • Experience teaching at postgraduate levels, including but not limited to MBA.
  • Experience in academic management, with programme leadership experience of particular interest.

(Desirable)

  • Higher education teaching qualification, recognition, or accreditation, or willingness to work towards this.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review.
  • Experience of living and working in Vietnam or Asia.
  • Experience of teaching, curriculum development and quality assurance and enhancement in an HE environment.
  • Evidence of a positive impact at a discipline or programme level beyond own teaching.
  • Higher education teaching qualification, recognition, or accreditation, or willingness to work towards this.

For all positions: Please note that original certificates and degrees will be required on arrival in Vietnam (degree and teaching certificates; CRB or other police checks) are required for work permit purposes.

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BENEFITS

  • Highly competitive salary package (plus benefits) for Vietnamese and expatriate candidates depending on qualifications/experience;
  • 13th month Tet bonus (for Vietnamese candidates);
  • Annual cost of living adjustment;
  • Annual salary increases and bonuses based on performance;
  • Recognition & awards programmes;
  • 20 days annual leave, plus Xmas closure, public holidays and 5 days paid sick leave;
  • Healthcare plan (Private accident, medical, and dental insurance, including annual health checks);
  • Education support for staff, spouse and children;
  • Relocation allowance to cover visa/flights/initial days accommodation
  • Support and assistance in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam;
  • Transportation support;
  • Business travel insurance;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Various staff events throughout the year (outings, year-end party, sports activities and other events);
  • Onsite fitness and sports centre;
  • Opportunity to work within a professional and multicultural environment.

ABOUT LIVING AND WORKING AT BUV AND IN VIETNAM

Head, Postgraduate StudiesApplication

Interested candidates should prepare an up-to-date CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and an application letter indicating for which position they are applying. Please then select SUBMIT YOUR CV button on our JOBS AT BUV webpage or email to hr@buv.edu.vn. We will invite short-listed candidates for interviews. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIGNITY AT WORK POLICY

All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality and diversity in all activities. This commitment is enshrined in the BUV mission statement and our core values.

Every member of staff has a responsibility to ensure colleagues are treated with dignity and respect. The University is committed to creating a work environment for all staff that is free from harassment, intimidation, and any other forms of bullying at work, where everyone is treated with dignity, respect, and professional courtesy.

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Contact details

  • Contact Name: Human Resources Department
  • Method of contact: Email or post
  • Address: Ecopark township, Van Giang, Hung Yen
  • Email: hr@buv.edu.vn
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