RMIT International University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam)

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

2024-08-03 (Asia/Ho Chi Minh)
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RMIT is committed to the rights of students and staff to be safe, respected, valued, and treated as an equal in their place of study and work. All staff are expected to share this commitment and contribute to a safer community. While carrying out their role, staff are in a position of trust with students. Staff have a duty of care to report wellbeing concerns about students through the designated channels and uphold to the code of conduct. RMIT Vietnam expects all staff members to comply with its Code of Conduct, policies and procedures, which relate to legal and regulatory requirements and our ways of working.

Why RMIT University Vietnam

RMIT Vietnam is committed to excellence, innovation, and social responsibility. We welcome applications from qualified and passionate individuals who share our values and vision. RMIT University has a global reputation and ranks 123rd globally and 10th in Australia in QS World University Rankings 2024. To learn more about our rankings, please check out our latest facts and figures here Reputation and rankings - RMIT University

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package and allowances
  • Expatriate candidates: Generous relocation allowance. Educational support up to US$20,000 per child annually, up to 2 children per family; private insurance coverage for staff and family; annual health checkup; Work Permit for staff, Visa and temporary resident cards for family members.
  • Expert support from our Mobility Team with regards to obtaining a work permit and visas, and with relocation and settling into living and working in Vietnam.
  • Local candidates: 13th month Tet bonus + private medical insurance (for you and your dependents) + annual health check.
  • Generous annual leave, career leave and public holidays (Christmas and Tet Holidays)
  • Professional development and career advancement
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • A vibrant and diverse campus life and more!

RMIT Vietnam has been honoured with the respectable HR Asia Award as Top Employer To Work For in Asia. To find out more about RMIT Vietnam and our current vacancies, please visit our website:

Your role

The Senior Lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the University, in disciplines related to their field of expertise. Specifically, the Senior Lecturer is responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate, Masters and Graduate Diploma programs and for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities. The Senior Lecturer is also expected to actively promote the program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. The Senior Lecturer is expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and update colleagues and students on developments in their subject area or specialization. The Senior Lecturer may be responsible for course coordination.

Reporting line

Reports to: Program Manager, Psychology

Key accountabilities

  • Undergraduate teaching including designing, conducting and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by peer review, course evaluation and/or student feedback.
  • Professional activities and/or peer-reviewed research activities appropriate to the discipline including publishing research results in high-quality outlets as lead or co-author.
  • Membership of committees, working parties or other service duties as required.
  • Adhere to the requirements of the Academic Expectations and Development Framework of RMIT Vietnam.

Key selection criteria

1. PhD in relevant disciplines.

2. Minimum 3 years of teaching experience in English-speaking universities.

3. Proven teaching proficiency and curriculum development in the following areas: Forensic Psychology, Biological Psychology, Research Methods, Motivation and Organisational Psychology. Developmental Psychology

4. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with Psychology staff from Melbourne for teaching and research.

5. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.

6. Demonstrable knowledge of requisite content, psychological research, and writing skills for course/s taught within undergraduate Psychology programs. Having experience in teaching Forensic Psychology and courses related to Clinical Psychology is desirable.

7. Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

8. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

9. Recent and sustained performance regarding student outcomes, student experience and feedback; combined with experience and skill in a range of teaching settings.

10. Ability to display appropriate behaviours in line with RMIT Values (Imagination, Agility, Courage, Passion, Impact, Inclusion).

English proficiency requirement

English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 7.0 with no competency less than 6.5 (or equivalent, as outlined in the Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding Guidelines).

For Higher Education roles, English Language Proficiency may also be proven by having completed PhD studies while being instructed through the medium of English, and proof of teaching in an English-speaking environment during the previous 24 months.

Work permit

All foreign employees must adhere to the requirements for obtaining a valid visa and work permit in Vietnam. These requirements are mandated by the Government and may be over and above the mandatory requirements and key selection criteria. Work permit requirements are subject to change. 

RMIT Vietnam accepts zero tolerance to non-adherence of the immigration laws of Vietnam.

How to apply

Click "Apply" to send through your CV, cover letter and any other supporting documents.

Applications Close:

3th 8 2024 11.59 pm

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.  As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

Job details

Senior Lecturer, Psychology
702 Nguyen Van Linh District 7 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Application deadline
2024-08-03 23:59 (Asia/Ho Chi Minh)
2024-08-03 18:59 (CET)
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