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

  • 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 www.fulbright.edu.vn.

    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.

    How 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.

    • Art & Media Studies: candidates with background in Media and Communications Studies with Regional Expertise in Southeast Asia.
    • Literature: candidates with background in Literary Studies with an emphasis on Vietnamese and Asian literature.
    • Vietnamese Studies: candidates with background in Education, Cultural Studies with a strong background in Vietnam.
    • Economics: candidates with background in Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Finance, and Political Economy.
    • Social Sciences: candidates with background in Anthropology, Sociology, or Political Science with a regional expertise in Southeast Asia.
    • Psychology: candidates with background in Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology (licensed preferred) or Cognitive Psychology.
    • History: candidates with background in Modern East Asian history with an emphasis on modern China whose research emphasizes connections between East Asia and Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular.
    • Integrated Sciences: candidates with computational background and expertise in one or more of the following areas: Physics/Materials Science/Biology (bioinformatics)/Chemistry
    • Mathematics: candidates with background in Applied Mathematics with emphasis on Financial Mathematics, Applied Probability and Statistics, Engineering Mathematics.
    • Computer Science: candidates with a background in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Data Science.
    • Engineering: candidates with background in an engineering systems-related field, with priority is following fields: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, and Robotics.

    Applications are welcome on a rolling basis, however those received before December 1 will receive primary consideration for this hiring cycle. Please apply at this website:

    https://fulbright.submittable.com/submit

  • Faculty Positions: Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management

    Who we are

    Located in Ho Chi Minh City, FUV is Vietnam’s first private, not-for-profit university announced by President Barack Obama on May 24, 2016 and given substantial financial support from the US State Department, USAID, and a variety of private donors. We aim to create an institution that can transform the lives our students, address the pressing needs of Vietnamese society, and ultimately point the way toward a new approach to high quality education in developing countries.

    What we are doing

    The FSPPM builds upon a two-decade long initiative of Harvard University to incubate a center of public policy research and teaching, the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP). In the fall of 2016, Harvard transferred the people and programs of FETP to FUV. In 2019, FSPPM be-comes the first public policy school in Southeast Asia accredited by NASPAA. Among FSPPM’s activities are a full-time Masters in Public Policy (MPP) program with two concentrations – Policy Analysis and Leadership & Management; and the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program – a high-level policy discussion forum with the Vietnamese government with FUV and Harvard.

    FUV’s Board of Trustees has adopted an ambitious mandate for FSPPM to become an internationally recognized graduate professional school that prepares students for positions of leader-ship in all sectors of society and contribute to the resolution of the grand challenges facing Vietnam, the region, and the world through policy engagement, analysis, and research.

    The opportunity

    Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) seeks applications for a faculty position in the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM). Preference will be given to applicants in the following two broad categories: (1) public management, leadership, and negotiation; and (2) urban economics, planning, and development.

    Qualifications and How to Apply

    Candidates will ideally take up the position in the 2020-2021 academic year. Remuneration and benefits will be internationally competitive. A PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) in a policy-relevant field is required. Relevant teaching and research experience in policy issues are desired. Experience or interest in Vietnam and Southeast Asia will also be appreciated. Vietnamese lan-guage skills are valuable, but not required. Applicants are invited to send a letter of interest, a CV and the names of three professional references to jobs.fsppm@fulbright.edu.vn. The positions will remain open until filled; please apply by August 15, 2020 for fullest consideration.

  • Assistant Dean, Undergraduate studies

    We are seeking an Assistant Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies to work directly for the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies, receive broad guidance with administrative supervision, and is granted broad authority to participate in the establishment of academic policy, procedures and programs. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    As the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, you will perform the following duties which is not an all-inclusive list:

    • Be responsible for the oversight of the program development in the Undergraduate program to ensure their quality and consistency with the development and implementation of institution’s regional US accreditation plan.
    • Provide supports in planning and supervising faculty hiring procedures.
    • Provide oversight of the faculty efforts in support of the institution’s undergraduate program, faculty review and contract renewals.
    • Supervise personnel (including full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and academic affair staffs), assign work to subordinates evaluates work performance, give advice and guidance, resolves employee complaints…
    • Supervise and arrange for faculty development and training (including professional growth, grant writing, research support…)
    • Manage learning courses and provide supports in academic planning (courses, spaces, enrolment, staffing, class size, faculty/student ratio…).
    • Oversee the research curriculum for all undergraduate majors and ensure compliance with accreditation standards and accepted procedures for institutions of higher learning.
    • Support internal departments in related projects (such as Communications, Admissions, CEI…)
    • Realize and maintain partnerships with international and local learning institutions.
    • Provide supports in registrar work and academic policies redefining process.
    • Realize and provide supports in upcoming exchanges programs for students.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    •   Master or doctorate degree in education, or a related field.
    • 5 years of experience in higher education administration (including supervision of personnel, budgets, and strategic planning) and/or teaching experience in higher education.
    • Demonstrated experience in representing an institution with international accrediting bodies and other commissions.
    • Experience working with multiple faculties, students and staff, as well as external visitors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for identifying needs, conducting research, and developing innovative proposals, solutions, and programs.
    • Strong project-management and office management skills; administrative expertise with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate on office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration and demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, and support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Accreditation and Assessment Manager

    We are seeking an Accreditation and Assessment Manager to join Fulbright University Vietnam team. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies.

    Scope of Work

    The Accreditation & Assessment Manager (AAM) provides leadership and support for institutional accreditation and ongoing assessment activities. The AAM reports to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies and oversees institution-wide assessment as well as institutional and specialized accreditation initiatives to support the university’s commitment to continuous improvement and the goal of being qualified for the regional US accreditation. The AAM provides leadership and guidance in the areas of accreditation, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and strategic planning accountability.

    The AAM is responsible for organizing, overseeing, and developing accreditation documentation, visits and reports required by regional and international accreditation agencies. This position will coordinate across key institutional units and support with decision making that based on data-driven assessment.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Oversee the development and implementation of institution’s regional US accreditation plan
    • Ensure that the University follows best practices of assessment in conducting assessments and complying with accreditation standards
    • Support the institutional strategic planning process with data to track progress
    • Maintain assessment resources, including course evaluation and faculty assessment
    • Manage the University’s plan to assess student learning and institutional effectiveness
    • Support curriculum development process to ensure appropriate assessment methods are embedded in the program outcomes
    • Work with the Registrar’s Office on academic policy and assessment related matters
    • Provide inputs on academic, curricular and faculty evaluation review
    • Summarize findings, write annual assessment reports and executive reports, present assessment results to executives and large groups
    • Collaborate and provide assessment support for faculty with course materials, and staff members with programming at their unit level to foster student learning and enhance student experience
    • Promote campus-wide the awareness of an assessment culture and evidence-based practice
    • Work on special programs as assigned, serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate, and participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University services.
    Qualifications 

    Education and experience

    •  Master’s degree in a related field, doctorate preferred
    • 5-7 years of experience in higher education administration with a broad understanding of current practices and frameworks around learning and assessment or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative data management and advanced statistical analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in US higher education accreditation standards and processes
    • Demonstrated experience in representing an institution with international accrediting bodies and other commissions
    • Experience working with multiple faculties, students, and staff, as well as external visitors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrable record of discretion regarding confidential information and ability to manage detailed reporting and multiple deadlines
    • Ability in qualitative data collection and analysis techniques including focus group interviews and survey design
    • Strong analytics and problem-solving skills for identifying needs, conducting research, and developing innovative proposals, solutions, and programs
    • Strong project-management and office management skills; administrative expertise with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate on office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration and demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, and support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain assessment processes and outcomes that are easy to understand by non-specialists.
    How to Apply

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

  • Admissions Officer

    Fulbright is seeking an Admissions Officer to support the operations and continuous improvement of Fulbright’s undergraduate student admissions efforts.

    This role reports to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues on the admissions and financial aid team, as well as colleagues from other teams such as recruitment, communications, and academics.

    See the position’s Scope of Work, Preferred Qualifications, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Communications and Event Officer

    We are seeking a Communications and Event Officer to join the Communications and External Affairs team. The position is expected to report directly to the Communications Manager.

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, required Skills and Qualifications, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

    We are seeking a Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development.

    Scope of work

    The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer manages the partnership and fundraising efforts for corporations and foundations with multiple interest areas across the University; provides professional guidance for goal setting and leadership in identifying and executing strategies that are most likely to be achieved through corporate relations, and foundation relations; develops annual goal setting and partnership and fundraising plans and directs related activities in support of these goals and objectives; manages a portfolio of major organizational prospects and leads the staff to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward companies and foundations in support of University partnership and development goals; works collaboratively with administrative and academic leadership, trained committed volunteers and University Development staff to ensure fundraising success; works to engage department heads and faculty in the development enterprise.

    Roles and responsibilities
    • Proactively build relationship with Corporations and Foundations in Vietnam and abroad
    • Proactively identify prospects to evaluate, develop and implement plans for partnership and solicitation strategies; travel to visit prospects
    • Assist in the development and operation of partnership and development programs designed to identify and enhance major corporate and foundation support to the University
    • Maintain liaison with appropriate staff and executives to strengthen existing relationships
    • Assist and/or advise and/or lead efforts with University Development staff and others in the process of identification, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation prospects
    • Match University strengths and interests with prospective corporates, foundation, and donor interests to support
    • Prepare, review, edit and package formal proposals; collate and interpret available research data pertinent to development of relationships with potential donors
    • Lead or assist in the development of policies, procedures, and systems
    • Prepare and present reports for University officials and external audiences

    Other duties: 

    • Assume responsibility for office operations, as necessary
    • Identify, cultivate, recruit and train volunteers for designated projects
    • Develop for the Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives’ approval and execute plans for the evaluation, cultivation and solicitation of funding, cooperation, foundations prospects
    Job requirements

    Educational level

    • Bachelor minimum, Master or above preferred.

    Working experience

    • 2-4+ year related experience
    • Specialties in Foundations, Corporations relationship and fundraising preferred
    • Experience working for Foundations or University Development office preferred
    • Proven track record in developing relationship, securing grants and corporate gifts, preferably in a higher education environment.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent relationship management
    • Excellent written and oral communication in English.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.

    The successful candidate will be energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and creative, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a talent for building strong and productive relationships across constituencies.

    How to Apply

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

  • Senior C&B Specialist

    We are seeking a Senior C&B Specialist to join the HR team. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Human Resources.

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, What we look for, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Executive Assistant to President and the Office of President

    We are seeking an Executive Assistant to President and the Office of President of Fulbright University Vietnam. Executive Assistant provides assistance to President and high-level executives in the Office of President at Fulbright. Executive Assistant is trusted with complex duties supporting the President and high-level mission at Fulbright University.

    See the position’s Scope of Work, Roles and Responsibilities, required Skills and Qualifications, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Financial Aid Officer

    Fulbright is seeking a Financial Aid Officer to support the operations and continuous improvement of Fulbright’s undergraduate student admissions efforts.

    The Financial Aid Officer will report to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and work collaboratively with colleagues on the admissions and financial aid teams, as well as colleagues from other teams such as outreach, communications, and academics.

    See the position’s Scope of Work, Preferred Qualifications, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • HR Assistant

    We are seeking an HR Assistant to join the HR team. The position is expected to be involved in a wide range of support activities inside our HR department with focus on being a junior C&B specialist (approximately 70%) and being a personal assistant to the HR Director (approximately 30%).

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, What we look for, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Industry Outreach Officer

    We are seeking an Industry Outreach Officer to join the Partnership team under the President’s Office. The position is expected to initiate, manage, and grow the pipeline of partners and supporters.

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, What we look for, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Legal Manager

    We are seeking a Legal Manager to join the President’s Office. Given the start-up nature of Fulbright, the position encompasses a wide range of roles from front-line services to behind-the-scenes processing.

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, What we look for, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Procurement Specialist

    We are seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our Finance team to help build the entire procurement process and support procurement activities at Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV). This individual will organize, control and analyze all Procurement activities and introduce Procurement strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result. This position will work with our Finance Team to support the procurement and bidding activities. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Finance.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Build the procurement system based on the existing policies, local regulations, grant policies and regulations;
    • Support contractual and pricing negotiations;
    • Responsible for coordination, implementation and communication of project procurement strategy and activities;
    • Focus on process improvements with operations excellence attitude;
    • Perform procurement activities in line with prioritization and requirement;
    • Define, track and report on scheduling, risk, change, opportunities and resource management;
    • Manage with suppliers and vendors;
    • Support and track procurement activities of the FUV Campus Development Project in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 5+ years relevant work experience in Strategic Procurement or Project Management

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the U.S. Rules and Regulations preferred;
    • Broad supply chain knowledge;
    • Strong knowledge of Excel;
    • Project management skills;
    • Experience leading cross-functional teams;
    • Excellent communication skills.
    How to Apply

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

  • Program Faculty Lead, YSEALI Academy

    Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community.  YSEALI is partnering with Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) in Ho Chi Minh City to launch the YSEALI Academy at FUV.

    We are seeking 02 YSEALI Academy Program Faculty Leads to join YSEALI Academy. The position is expected to report directly to the YSEALI Academy Director.

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Program Officer, YSEALI Academy

    Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community.  YSEALI is partnering with Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) in Ho Chi Minh City to launch the YSEALI Academy at FUV.

    We are seeking a YSEALI Academy Program Officer to join YSEALI Academy. The position is expected to report directly to the YSEALI Academy Program Manager.

    See the position’s Roles and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications, as well as What we offer here.

    To apply, email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.