Medical English Lecturer (Adjunct)

Date posted

30 Dec 2022

Deadline

30 Apr 2023

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Employment type

Full-Time

Location

Division

College of Arts and Sciences

THE OPPORTUNITY

VinUniversity is seeking a medical English lecturer to teach a bespoke English training program for up to 22 resident doctors in the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program who specialize in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and General Surgery. More information about the GME program can be found here.
The Medical English course is designed to improve doctor’s English proficiency, expand their medical terminology, and foster their communicative skills to help them communicate with patients, colleagues, and researchers in English. The Ministry of Health requires GME residents to study 150 hours of medical English during their course of study.

The program is taught using a blended approach. Doctors will independently study content through specialized online platforms (a mix of general English and medical English) and study two 1.5-hour live classes each week on Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon at the VinUniversity campus. The lecturer for this position must be available to teach face-to-face at the VinUniversity campus on Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon from November 2022 to April 2023. Classes after April 2023 may be conducted online.

Transportation to VinUniversity (AM class) and from VinUniversity (PM class) will be provided free of charge on the VinUniversity staff bus which has three routes in Hanoi including Times City, Royal City, and West Lake. At other times, the lecturer will be responsible for his/her own transportation. VinBus has multiple routes to/from the VinUniversity campus.

In total, the Medical English course comprises 150 hours of teaching and learning spread over one year. Guided independent learning with the instructor’s support will count toward this 150-hour total study time.

Applicants must have experience teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) – ideally medical English – and experience teaching using active learning approaches. Onboarding and training will be offered, and a core syllabus will be provided, though the creation of specific learning materials is the responsibility of the lecturer. Specific responsibilities are outlined in the next section.

The competitive remuneration package includes lesson preparation, marking & feedback, monitoring of progress in the online platforms, in addition to teaching hours. A detailed breakdown of the remuneration package will be provided separately. Adjunct faculty with good performance may be invited to continue teaching in future courses and programs at VinUniversity. As VinUniversity is a new and growing institution, longer-term opportunities may become available for successful adjunct faculty.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teaching:

  • Teach two live classes (1.5 hours each) per week at the VinUniversity campus, employing a variety of teaching and learning methods & activities to ensure that learners are actively engaged in the program.
  • Plan engaging lessons and activities based on the course syllabi which are adapted and localized for participants’ individual needs.
  • Prepare, select and use appropriate learning resources, including adapting existing materials or creating own materials.
  • Monitor progress in the online platform and live classes, attendance, and behavior, ensuring that reports and records are up to date and accurate.
  • Develop post-lesson assignments / tasks and provide clear and effective feedback on them through various feedback mechanisms such as written, digital, and student conferencing.
  • Invigilate, grade, and moderate quizzes, tests, and exams, ensuring that test security is always adhered to and ratings are consistently to standard.
  • Identify participants with special requirements or at-risk participants and create, implement, and monitor individualized learning plans.
  • Deal with participant issues/emergencies as and when they arise.

2. Service and administration:

  • Attend and participate in team meetings and co-design / co-planning sessions.
  • Contribute to course development and suggest improvements.
  • Support the Program Director with reporting, including individualized comments for participants.
  • Attend and contribute to professional development initiatives, training courses, and as identified and agreed for appropriate development.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development activities including training, symposia, and benchmarking sessions.
  • There may be other responsibilities not specifically stated in this job description which are occasionally required without altering the scope or level of responsibility. These will be agreed upon through discussions with the Program Director.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree or Diploma (i.e. DELTA) in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. A recognized TEFL certificate (such as CELTA) which includes observed teaching practice is an asset.
  • At least three years’ demonstrable experience teaching English for Specific Purposes, ideally with experience teaching medical English.
  • Demonstrated ability to create innovative and engaging lessons and activities which incorporate a variety of student-centered teaching methods.
  • Experience conducting blended learning, flipped classroom, and online synchronous teaching via platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meets is advantageous.
  • Digital literacies including experience with learning management systems (LMS) such as Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, or others, and creating online learning resources, and collaborative cloud-based platforms such as Microsoft Office 365 or Google Suite.
  • Meet deadlines and employ strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan workload and balance competing demands while remaining flexible and committed to the continual improvement of the program.
  • Motivation to build and shape a new and growing program in a small team.

 

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a screening interview and a job talk (teaching demonstration).
  • A detailed breakdown of the remuneration package will be provided separately to applicants who are successful in the job talk.
  • Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.
  • All non-Vietnamese applicants must meet the requirements for a Vietnam visa and work.
  • permit which may differ from the minimum requirements and key selection criteria listed above. Work permit requirements are subject to change due to legal regulations.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume/CV, (3) if relevant – digital portfolio of teaching materials to cas@vinuni.edu.vn

Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basis beginning and will continue based on operational needs.