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The Head, English Department

British University Vietnam - English

Location: Hưng Yên - Vietnam
Salary: Highly competitive salary package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Expires: 3rd February 2024

British University Vietnam (BUV) is the first and only international university in Vietnam to directly award British degrees from the prestigious University of London and Staffordshire University. BUV is rated a 5-star university of excellence by the world-recognised QS accreditor and is also recognised with a university-wide accreditation from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

BUV has three main brand drivers:

  • Offering accredited British and international higher education and training in Vietnam.
  • Providing 5-star university campuses, learning spaces, and services.
  • Including a compulsory personal and social growth program that prepares students for the future of life and work.

With a wide network of more than 300 enterprise partners in various fields and 12-week internship programmes, BUV helps students gain professional knowledge and practical skills to meet employers’ requirements as well as be ready to develop their careers immediately after graduation.

For more details, please visit our website at https://www.buv.edu.vn/

We are inviting experienced candidates with international qualifications to apply for The Head, English Department position.             

POSITION PURPOSE

The Head, English Department will take academic leadership of all English language provision across all modes of delivery, as well as lead on the development and running of support provision for University students learning in a second language.

The Head, English Department will play an important role in the Academic Leadership Team, working to support English in all areas of the University.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Lead the teaching and learning of:
    • IELTS for University Programme
    • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Programme
    • Student Academic Support (English)
    • English Modules on degree, pathway and corporate programmes
  • Management of Teaching Team
  • Creation and revision of materials and curricula in conjunction with teachers
  • Interviewing students/candidates on English Levels
  • Allocation of Resources

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

COMPETENCIES (knowledge, skills, and abilities)

Essential

  • Master’s level qualification (In relevant discipline)
  • Professional qualification in English language teaching
  • Management skills & experience
  • Excellent English communication skills

Desirable

  • PhD in English/Education
  • Experience in curriculum design
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Strong growth and strategy experience in the English Language context
  • Extensive experience in teacher management and development from an education institution in Vietnam or overseas.

BENEFITS

  • Highly competitive salary package (plus benefits) for Vietnamese and expatriate candidates depending on qualifications/experience.
  • 13th month Tet bonus (Vietnamese candidates).
  • Annual cost of living adjustment.
  • Annual salary increases and bonuses based on performance.
  • Recognition & awards programmes.
  • 20 days annual leave, plus Xmas closure, public holidays and 5 days paid sick leave.
  • Healthcare plan (Private accident, medical, and dental insurance, including annual health check)
  • Relocation allowance to cover visa/flights/initial days accommodation.
  • Support and assistance in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam.
  • Transportation support.
  • Business travel insurance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Various staff events throughout the year (outings, year-end party, sports activities, and other events).
  • Onsite fitness and sports centre.
  • Opportunity to work within a professional and multi-cultural environment.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should prepare an up-to-date CV and application letter indicating for which position they are applying and email to hr@buv.edu.vn. We will invite short-listed candidates for interviews. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

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