VGU is now recruiting internationally recognised scientists




VGU is a young autonomous, research oriented Vietnamese university substantially financed by Germany and Vietnam. The campus of this new model state university is in Binh Duong New City and by 2016 it will move to a new campus, financed by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and a World Bank loan of $200 Mil. (US), in Binh Duong Province. In order to achieve its goal of becoming a world‐renowned university, VGU is now recruiting internationally recognised scientists in the fields of Engineering and Economics.

For the Master studies “Sustainable Urban Development” the VGU is looking as soon as possible for a

Course coordinator

The candidate should coordinate the student affairs and administrative objects, provide studies on his own and will get the possibility to do her/ his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) on Technische Universität Darmstadt.
The candidate should cover a broad scope of research and education, including general methods of urban development, empirical analysis, interdisciplinary projects and project management. The focus of her/ his responsibilities is on spatial aspects of sustainability, fast growing regions or international planning law. Knowledge of instruments of urban planning like CAD/ GIS and statistics shall be covered.


The teaching workload will be limited to 8 periods/ week, so the candidate will have enough time for own research. S/He will have access to our strong network of 36 German universities and research institutes. For further information see

The candidate is intended to be the vice-director of the Vietnamese‐German Research Centre of Sustainable Urban development at VGU that will be founded in 2014. S/He is expected to supervise doctoral students and their research projects, and also master students on their final thesis. S/He will contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary study programme “Master of Science Sustainable Urban Development”, in consultation with the German partner university Technische Universität Darmstadt). The candidate is also expected to develop his/her own externally funded research projects; research collaboration with other disciplines of VGU is desirable.
The language of lecturing and research at VGU is English.

The researcher is offered an attractive salary. This is a fixed-term position until 30th September 2015.

Prerequisite for the appointment are an outstanding academic record including publications in (international, peer-reviewed) journals, an excellent doctorate, as well as proven teaching experience. The English level must be at least IELTS 7.5 or equivalent. German language skills are desirable. The candidate should be familiar with the planning law in Vietnam and in the Asian region, and s/he should have international experiences as well as experiences in practical projects, also on a management level. The demonstrated ability to secure external funding and experience in guiding PhD students is desirable.

Please email a PDF or MS Word DOC (in English) with the following documents (max. size: 5 MB) as part of your application to
– Curriculum Vitae
– Scans of certificates of attained university degrees
– Scans of language certificates
– Contact details of references or references illustrating your professional and academic career
– List of publications
– Evaluation results for teaching (if applicable)
(All of the above documents need to either be in English or include a translation.)


Deadline: 15st April 2013
Contact for further information:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Linke
Director of Master studies “Sustainable Urban Development”
Fachgebiet Landmanagement
Technische Universität Darmstadt


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