Academic Assistant

Date posted

2 Feb 2024


31 Mar 2024


Commensurate with experience

Employment type





Academic Support


VinUniversity (VinUni: 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.

VinUni 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 three colleges at VinUni: 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).

VinUni’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; Industrials; and Property Services. VinUni 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, VinBrain, and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such as VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such as Vinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes).


We are seeking Academic Assistants for College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health Sciences, who will perform a wide range of skilled administrative duties for the College.

The incumbent will act as a liaison between the office, students, and external constituencies on a range of day-to-day issues, and provide support to College Dean, Vice Dean, Faculty and other members of the college as needed.


  • Provides administrative support to an academic teaching department by working directly with faculty and department leadership to coordinate appointments, plan and execute all aspects of meetings, including agenda development, preparation of materials, briefing of participants, logistics, and follow-up.
  • Perform high-level administrative and logistical support to the department head, including both internal and external communications with staff, students, constituencies and general public. Schedules and coordinates Dean‘s appointments and/or travel arrangements. Greeting and directing visitors, dealing with administrative problems and inquiries, as appropriate.
  • Organizes and facilitates department conferences, workshop, seminar and academic special events. Schedules and coordinates dates and times, venues, attendance, agendas, and facilities.
  • Composes and prepares written documentation, correspondences, reports and other documents for the department as requested; screens and evaluates incoming and outgoing correspondence and prepares responses as appropriate.
  • Support for the department academic programs, academic research plan and projects.
  • Gathers, enters, and/or updates data to maintain department records and databases, establishes and maintains files and records for the department.
  • Liaise with the admissions and marketing team related to the College‘s activities and admissions tasks.
  • Assist in the performance of various financial and budgetary tasks including preparing and monitoring budgets, preparing reports, and utilizing the appropriate process to pay for goods or services purchased by the department.
  • Supports the department by performing all other duties as assigned by the department head.


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in an academic or similar setting required.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with experience prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and conflicting interests.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills. Have the ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, understands and follows policies and procedures, and accommodates change. Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • The position requires good judgment, rigorous attention to detail and the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion.


English is the language of teaching and communication at VinUniversity. For this role, the candidate need to have an excellent written and verbal communication skill in English. The minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 6.0 (or equivalent).


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.