Project Director

Date posted

1 Jul 2024


29 Sep 2024


Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Employment type





Academic Support


VinUniversity is the first 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).



1. Project development and leadership:

  • Work closely with the AIC leader and other leaders of the University on all aspects of the development and implementation of the assigned projects.
  • Take lead and responsibility for the development and implementation of the project activities at VinUni, including but not limited to setting project objectives, provide context, conceptual design, implementation plan, operating model… of the assigned projects.
  • Monitor project progress and ensure project quality.
  • Manage risks to avoid delays or reputational damage.
  • Manage and oversee budgets for strategic funds allocated to projects.

2. Human Resource development, mentoring, and teaching:

  • Maintain leadership and mentorship capability in advising and other partnering team members within your area of expertise to build up the team for Project.
  • Teach in your area of expertise to junior team members and students in professional and research projects.
  • Work with the leaderboard to develop a profile of suitable candidates to collaborate in project teams and participate in selection committees for position appointments.
  • Provide teaching, coaching and mentoring for the professional development of team members and VinUni work study students to prepare for future generation.
  • Prepare a program for performance appraisal of staff and leaders as assigned by the leaderboard of VinUni.

3. Networking, partnership and other services:

  • The project director is expected to take the lead in building up international and national partnerships for VinUni. This includes cooperation and advocacy work with local and international stakeholders and partners to satisfy all the requirements to implement projects in Vietnam context.
  • Serve on different sciences/educational and professional committees of VinUniversity as assigned.


  • Master degree required, PhD preferred.
  • Strong track record in higher education.
  • Strong track record in project management.
  • Experience in both academic and consulting/applied research.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in communicating with various stakeholders, including business professionals, government officials, and academics.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Verbal communication skill in Vietnamese is a plus.
  • Experience in negotiation.
  • Experience in coaching/mentoring professionals.
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary and collaborative research and educational team.
  • Experience in strategic planning, fiscal management, resource allocation, and personnel supervision.
  • English is the language of teaching and communication at VinUniversity. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 7.5. English Language Proficiency can also be proven by having completed Master studies while being instructed through the medium of English.
  • 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.


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

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