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Job ID: 236599

Faculty cum Curriculum Lead - MD Program

Date Posted May 24, 2024
Title Faculty cum Curriculum Lead - MD Program
University VinUniversity
United States
Department Hanoi
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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VinUniversity (VinUni: is a 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 university.

VinUniversity 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 four colleges at VinUniversity: College of Arts and Sciences, 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).VinUniversity’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; Industry; and Property Services. VinUniversity 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, and VinBigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vinmec, and Vinhomes).


We are seeking a physician and medical education leader for the role of Faculty cum Curriculum Lead of the Medical Doctor (MD) program within the College of Health Sciences (CHS). In this role, the faculty will be responsible for leading and instructing various courses within the MD Program. These courses include but are not limited to Introduction to Professionalism, Medical Humanities, and Health Education. The Curriculum Lead plays a pivotal role in development and ensuring the quality of curriculum in our MD Program. This individual will be instrumental in crafting, implementing, and refining the curriculum to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality. The Faculty cum Curriculum Lead for the MD program will report to the Program Director (PD) and will work closely with and support the PD with ongoing development and realization of the vision and goals of the MD Program. In addition, the Faculty cum Curriculum Lead, when requested, will work with other leaders and colleagues across the University to pursue shared goals. This role is expected to be 1.0 FTE.


Curriculum Development:

  • Developing curriculum frameworks that align with accreditation standards and best practices in medical education.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in medical education, leading the implementation of curriculum enhancements and updates to ensure relevance and effectiveness.
  • Collaborating with faculty and stakeholders to identify learning objectives, competencies, and assessment strategies.
  • Evaluating curriculum outcomes to drive continuous improvement and meet program goals.
  • Providing guidance and support to faculty in the delivery of curriculum content and instructional methods.
  • Managing curriculum documentation, including course materials, syllabi, and assessment tools.
  • Serving as a resource for faculty development initiatives related to curriculum design, assessment, and pedagogy.
  • Representing the program in accreditation processes and responding to accreditation requirements related to curriculum design and evaluation.
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to determine the financial resources needed for curriculum development, instructional materials, staff training, and other related expenses.
  • Maintaining relationships with hospital administrators, clinical educators, and adjunct faculty to foster ongoing collaboration and support.


  • Leading and teaching in courses such as Introduction to Professionalism, Medical Humanities and Health Education.
  • Taking a leadership role in shaping the content and delivery methods of the courses to align with program objectives and standards.
  • Developing and refining curriculum materials, assessments, and teaching methodologies.
  • Fostering a positive learning environment that promotes student engagement, critical thinking, and professional development.
  • Maintaining professional competence through continuing education.

Research and other services:

  • Participation in relevant conferences, workshops, and scholarly activities.
  • Serve on different science/educational and professional committees of MD Program or College of Health Sciences or VinUniversity as assigned.


English is the language of teaching and communication at VinUniversity. For this role, the candidate needs to have an excellent written and verbal communication skill in English.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • 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 expenditure.


  • Medical Doctor (MD) or Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS, MBChB) or equivalent degree is required, preferably from a prestigious institution.
  • Masters degree is required, preferably in Medical Education or Health Professions Education.
  • Strong track record in medical education program development and implementation with international standards and accreditation.
  • Experience in curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation leadership roles.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret data sets.
  • 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 team environment.
  • At least three years’ successful experience in progressively responsible teaching, research, educational, and administrative leadership positions in a university setting.
  • Experience with accreditation (e.g. WFME, ACGME, ACGME-I, LCME, etc.) and ranking systems such as QS is preferred.
  • Experience in strategic planning, fiscal management, resource allocation, and personnel supervision.
  • 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.



Please apply via and submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume and (3) a list of two references.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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