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[AY 24-25] Clinical Psychologist

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2024
Title [AY 24-25] Clinical Psychologist
University VinUniversity
Hanoi, Vietnam
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).



The clinical psychologist of the Ocean Park Clinic and VinUni student clinic will work closely with CHS faculty and staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality, holistic mental healthcare services while supporting the educational objectives of our medical trainees who will be rotating in both clinics. This role involves direct clinical work, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of psychological issues. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to promoting mental health and well-being across the university, contributing to a supportive and resilient campus environment. This position requires expertise in evidence-based therapeutic interventions and a passion for mental health advocacy and education.

The incumbent should have extensive experience in psychological counseling, well-being services, mental health crisis management, preferably in an educational institution setting. This role will report directly to the Clinic Medical Director of CHS and will be 1.0 FTE.


  • Clinical Services: Provide psychological evaluations, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and referral services. Develop and implement treatment plans for patients with a wide range of psychological conditions.
  • Outreach and Education: Design and deliver workshops, seminars, and other programs on topics related to mental health, stress management, resilience, and wellness for the university community.
  • Consultation: Serve as a consultant to faculty, administrators, and staff on mental health issues affecting the university community. Offer guidance on creating a supportive learning and working environment.
  • Crisis Management: Respond to psychological emergencies and critical incidents on campus. Participate in the university’s crisis response team as needed.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other health professionals in the clinic, as well as with academic departments, to coordinate comprehensive care and support for individuals.
  • Research and Evaluation: Engage in research activities related to campus mental health issues and evaluate the effectiveness of mental health programs and interventions.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for mental health awareness and the reduction of stigma associated with seeking psychological help within the university setting.


The salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.



  • Doctoral or master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited institution.
  • Valid license to practice as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing psychological services to adolescents and adults, preferably in a university setting.
  • Strong foundation in various therapeutic modalities, including but not limited to CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based interventions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with a diverse population.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and adherence to ethical standards in psychology.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. Excellent organizational skills, with experience prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and conflicting interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change. Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • The position requires good judgment, rigorous attention to detail and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion.



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.



  • 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.



To apply, please 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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