Help us reimagine the university

Fulbright University Vietnam is a Vietnamese university, drawing on the American liberal arts model, and committed to serving Vietnamese society through innovation in teaching, learning, and discovery.

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Fulbright provides a world-class education to undergraduate and graduate students from Vietnam and beyond. We seek outstanding academic and professional staff to join our growing team.

Fulbright’s team thrives on a passion for educating the next generation; we are creative, adaptive, determined, and must have a good sense of humor.

If you want to see Vietnam’s youth meet their greatest potential, join us! Our Crescent Campus is located in Crescent Plaza, Phu My Hung, in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7. We will call this home while we develop our flagship campus, which will open in the coming years.


Open positions

  • Director of Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)

    We are seeking a Director to lead its Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI). The position is expected to report directly to the President, Fulbright University Vietnam.

    The CEI is Fulbright’s very first university center, established in summer 2019 to empower future entrepreneurs and innovators to go after Vietnam and the region’s greatest challenges and opportunities. The CEI’s mandate is to work with future entrepreneurs and innovators broadly, including but not limited to Fulbright’s full-time student body. Although slightly outdated, here is a link to the CEI’s website:

    The CEI is still very much a startup within a startup university, and there is near unlimited potential for growth and impact.

    Scope of Work

    The scope of work for the Director of the CEI includes but is not limited to:

    • Establishing an ambitious vision and plan for the CEI, building off of the progress made to date and at the same time putting one’s own mark
    • Building, executing, and continuously improving flagship CEI programs, such as expanding the Venture Fellows Program internationally and building an international standard executive education program
    • Building a strong and motivated team to execute the CEI’s ambitious vision in a high-quality way
    • Engaging and mentoring students who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Cultivating a strong network of entrepreneurs, innovators, and corporations in Vietnam and the region
    • Developing strong partnerships with academic institutions and faculty members, especially overseas
    • Ensuring the CEI’s financial health, both by building revenue-generating programs and by fundraising with donors, government agencies, and foundations
    • Working effectively with the broader Fulbright team, including students, faculty, staff, and trustees, to secure support for the CEI, and support the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam more broadly
    • Track record or demonstrated potential in entrepreneurial leadership (i.e. building new things with limited resources), especially in the entrepreneurship ecosystem and/or in education
    • Excellent leadership and management skills, including the ability to build lasting external relationships, engage and mentor students, lead teams, and work cross-functionally with colleagues across Fulbright
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak credibly to both industry and academic audiences, and serve as a bridge between the two
    • Strong alignment with Fulbright’s mission and a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and education
    • Robust network in Vietnam and the broader Southeast Asian entrepreneurship ecosystem and corporate community is a plus, but not required
    • Fluency in the Vietnamese language is a plus, but not required
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to and Both documents should be drafted in English. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Chair of Engineering

    We are seeking an ambitious, dynamic leader with excellent interpersonal skills, strategic ability, and a proven track record in a management role in higher education. The Chair of Engineering will spearhead the development and implementation of an undergraduate Engineering program designed for impact both internally at Fulbright and externally for Vietnamese society. This significant undertaking will involve active, inspirational leadership of faculty, administrative staff, and students, along with excellent technical and curricular knowledge.

    The position is expected to report directly to Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The Chair of Engineering works with the Dean and Provost to design and develop the engineering program at Fulbright University Vietnam and provide effective oversight of curriculum and instruction.

    The principal roles of the Chair are to ensure excellence in the engineering curriculum and pedagogy, to recruit and retain an outstanding engineering faculty, to oversee the ABET accreditation process for the program, and to teach within the Fulbright core curriculum and engineering program.

    The Chair also provides support to the Dean and Provost on matters relating to undergraduate curriculum, program building, and partnership development.


    Inquirers for this position should hold a Phd degree in Engineering and (previous) associate or full professorship, or equivalent, at accredited universities with strong experience in collaboration with the industry.

    Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Extensive experience in innovative program and curriculum development;
    • A track record of planning and successful implementation of an engineering program for ABET or equivalent accreditation;
    • Understanding of engineering practices and opportunities in Vietnam and the region;
    • Familiar with conditions and constraints of a start-up university in Vietnam or countries of a similar economic, educational, and industry profile;
    • Recognition of student development and enthusiasm for mentorship.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Multiple Open Faculty Positions: Fulbright Undergraduate Program

    Who we are: We are Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam’s first independent, non-profit, liberal arts, sciences and engineering university. We are an expanding international team of educational innovators, with deep roots in Vietnam, strong political and financial backing, and connections to educational institutions around the world.

    We believe in the power of collaboration, active learning, transdisciplinary thinking, and risk-taking, and we understand that effective education requires putting students at its center.

    What we are doing:  We are creating Fulbright University Vietnam’s flagship undergraduate program: a 21st century liberal arts education that spans engineering, arts and letters, and the sciences.  Fulbright’s undergraduate program is currently in its first year of operation, with a founding class of 115 students. The program is being developed with a spirit of co-design,” where teams of faculty, staff and students enhance features of the university in processes of user-centered design.

    We are creating an institution that transforms the lives of young people, addresses the pressing needs of Vietnam, and ultimately points the way toward a new approach to high quality education in developing countries. You can learn more about our institution at

    The opportunity:   Join Fulbright as a Faculty Member to be part of the team building a new approach to university education from the ground up.  Fulbright seeks scholars and educators who care deeply about developing students as engaged learners and citizens, working in a transdisciplinary environment without traditional departments, and participating in a student-centered start-up university environment. Our diverse body of students is exceptional, both within Vietnam and internationally.  The admissions process is highly competitive, with students selected on the basis of academic excellence, community-mindedness, eagerness to learn, independence, innovation, and autonomy.

    Located in Ho Chi Minh City, our institution is in one of Southeast Asia’s most rapidly developing and dynamic cities, offering a blend of traditional and modern cosmopolitan life.

    To apply: If you share our values, are up for the rewards and challenges of working in a non-traditional environment, and have or expect to have a terminal degree or equivalent experience in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, computational sciences or engineering, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly seeking applicants with the disciplinary backgrounds listed below, but will consider all qualified applicants.

    computer science • a social science field with an emphasis on Vietnam or Southeast Asia • mechanical or electrical engineering • art history and/or curatorial studies • applied mathematics • general humanities

    Applications are welcome on a rolling basis, however those received before December 8 will receive primary consideration for this hiring cycle. Please apply at this website:

  • Multiple Faculty Positions, Open Rank: Fulbright School of Public Policy And Management

    We are seeking applications and nominations for two faculty positions in the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM).

    The positions are open with respect to rank and field. Preference will be given to applicants in the following three categories:

    • Public management, administration and leadership (including negotiation and communication)
    • Macroeconomics
    • International trade policy
  • Compensation, Benefits and HR Services Manager

    We are seeking a Manager of Compensation, Benefits and HR Services (HRM”) who will be focusing on compensation and benefits; compliance and reporting; and employee relations. The position will report to the Director of Human Resources.

    Scope of Work

    Joining us as an HRM, you will contribute to the development of and be responsible for implementing and administering compensation and benefits policies; maximizing the effectiveness of our HR Information System (HRIS”) and minimizing manual processes; ensuring the university’s adherence to labor laws, personal income tax regulations and in-house policies; and participating in a range of activities related to employee relations and staffing functions.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Compensation and benefits (C&B”)

    • Manage payroll-related activities in compliance with statutory requirements and the university’s policies and frameworks
    • Administer various benefit schemes as approved and introduced by the leadership
    • Conduct market trend analysis, analyze salary survey’s results and review best practices in C&B to ensure successful execution of HR initiatives, and contribute to the development of compensation strategies
    • Deliver benefit orientation to new joiners, and existing employees as and when required
    • Support and provide information to relevant people in the events of audits, checks and controls following a proper authorization
    • Other C&B related tasks arisen from time to time

    Compliance and reporting

    • Organize an effective filing system and adhere to the university’s requirements on compliance
    • Review incoming inquiries and requests from internal and external parties in respect of various HR information and provide accurate and complete responses as appropriate on a timely basis
    • Process and/or oversee HRIS transactions related to the employee life cycle including (but not limited to) onboarding, job changes, promotions and terminations; and generate needed outputs such as contracts, statutory reports and management reports
    • Work closely with IT department and vendor to build, operate and maintain an effective HRIS, specifically, personnel data, payroll, leave management, employee self-service modules; and fully utilize the HRIS to the university’s advantage
    • Continuously review HR processes, systems and procedures to ensure that they are up to date, relevant to faculty and staff’s needs and cost effective

    Employee relations

    • Coordinate a full spectrum of HR services for employees from their employment confirming date to their contract end such as contracting, initial registrations, change updating, and coordinating exit procedures
    • Be responsible for annual performance review process for all units including, but not limited to, establishing schedule, following up on the progress, and preparing reports, and incorporate the performance review results into salary review
    • Maintain in-depth knowledge of relevant laws and regulations (e.g. labor, personal income tax, statutory insurance, trade union, etc.), partner with in-house legal counsel and be able to address various questions/concerns from management and employees in an accurate and timely manner
    • Ensure accurate, up-to-date and easily accessible HR information on all appropriate platforms
    • Contribute to the development of various HR solutions as and when required
    Other duties
    • Maintaining confidentiality and professionalism in all situations
    • Contribute to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; explore new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; help others accomplish related job results as and where needed.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Law or other related programs


    • Minimum five years of experience working in C&B (including operating an HRIS), or as an HR generalist (with working experience with an HRIS) at foreign-owned organization(s)

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proficiency in both English (IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 80 at least) and Vietnamese
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and advanced knowledge of Excel
    • Strong knowledge of Vietnamese labor code, personal income tax regulations and statutory insurance laws and their application at work
    • Result-oriented individual, self-motivated and self-starter with a focus on team goals
    • Experience building and improving workplace policies and practices
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently, prioritize accordingly and maintain exceptional attention to detail
    • Ability to track and analyze data and report data in a clear, organized format
    • Value and commit to integrity and confidentiality
    • Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills, including tact, discretion, empathy and cooperation.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to The position will remain open until filled. Applications must be received by January 15, 2020 for fullest consideration. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Finance Intern

    We are offering a 4-month internship in Finance Department of Fulbright University Vietnam. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Finance.

    Scope of Work

    Joining our Finance team at this stage, you will have the opportunity to support the implementation of a newly-built ERP system, accounting processes and will gain in-depth experience working with top-rated platforms in data management, data visualization and team collaboration, including: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation (D365FO); MS PowerApps; MS Power BI; MS Teams, etc.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Support with journal entries into the ERP system
    • Be part of the month-end closing process and help with monthly reconciliations
    • Assist with our annual statutory audit
    • Assist in the testing and implementation of process changes for greater automation
    • Adhere to University standards, maintain compliance with all policies, procedures and U.S. Federal grant rules & regulations
    • Assist with documentation of finance procedures
    • Perform other ad-hoc tasks as assigned
    • Final year university student or fresh graduate, major in Finance/Accounting
    • Have integrity and confidentiality
    • Have strong computer skills and good command of English
    • Demonstrate great attention to details, and ability to maintain high standards of data integrity
    • Exhibit proactive attitude and strong work ethics
    • Must be a team-oriented individual
    • Be able to commit full-time during the internship
    What we offer
    • A full network of supportive colleagues to ensure you have an incredible internship experience
    • A dynamic, innovative and professional working/education environment
    • Monthly internship allowance
    • Opportunities to participate in public talks, workshops, seminars, as well as other fun activities at Fulbright University Vietnam
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Volunteer

    Fulbright benefits from the passion of many volunteers, who provide pro-bono services in strategic and administrative capacities. We welcome short and long term volunteers.

    If interested, please submit a CV and brief note indicating your interests and areas of expertise to