Teaching Assistant

Date posted

19 Feb 2024


31 Mar 2024


Commensurate with experience

Employment type





College of Arts and Sciences


Disciplines: Humanities and Social Sciences subjects (Global Political Economy; Politics and Social Change; Philosophy, Science and Society; and/or Vietnamese History & Culture).

Teaching Assistant (TA) position is for a junior academic to assist the lead faculty with courses and conduct other responsibilities for the College of Arts & Sciences. Teaching Assistant supports the lead faculty in the following areas:

  • Support the lead faculty in preparing teaching materials and diverse class activities.
  • Search multimedia materials and academic references related to class topics and to make a list of them.
  • Teach small classes under the guidance and supervision of the lead faculty.
  • Hold office hours to help students.
  • Answer student questions in class, on Canvas, and via email.
  • Assisting with the grading, assignments, and projects.
  • Support student teams/projects and fieldwork in large classes.
  • Support the communication between course faculty and VinUni’s administrative office.
  • Support the lead faculty in curriculum development related tasks.
  • Carry out other diverse tasks that support the college as per request by the line manager.
  • The total working hours are equivalent to 44 hours per week.

The position provides excellent opportunities for working with senior faculty, as well as on-the-job training that will be useful for those interested in an academic career in the future. Specific benefits are as follows:

  • Mentorship in the area of teaching in a new higher education environment.
  • Receive training in using online platforms and software related to teaching and learning.
  • Exploration of career path in academia and expand network with the startup ecosystem in Vietnam and the region.
  • Development of teaching portfolio useful in professional development for future academic/industry job search and placement.
  • Learning the values of new generations and how to effectively lead these people.



  • Hold a master’s degree or be a PhD candidate.
  • Highly knowledgeable in the Humanities & Social Sciences areas.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Patient and resourceful, organized and careful with time management, and attentive to details.
  • Well experienced with active learning experiences, including team-based learning, project-based learning, case-based learning, and experiential learning.
  • Familiar with Canvas, VinUniversity’s learning management system or fast learner with regard to new technologies.
  • Have passion in teaching and helping students to learn better and develop their potential.



The salary and benefits are 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.