Lecturer/Associate Lecturer in Public Relations (HCM)

RMIT University

Vietnam: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
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Education & Training

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RMIT Vietnam

RMIT Vietnam is a campus of RMIT University, a global university of technology, design, and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching, and engagement and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. RMIT is a 5-Star university under the QS Stars international evaluation system and ranks in the world’s top 400 in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

School of Communication & Design

The School of Communication & Design is committed to providing an international learning environment that encourages cultural awareness, critical thinking, experimentation and – above all – the ability to think differently. Our students develop the competence, confidence, and professionalism needed for successful careers in communication, design, fashion, film and video, and languages. See https://www.rmit.edu.vn/our-schools-centres/school-communication-design

The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) is the largest undergraduate program within the School of Communication & Design. The program teaches courses in communication including advertising, public relations, and media studies.

Role & key responsibilities

We seek an experienced Lecturer to help grow the public relations strand against the exciting background of Vietnam’s rapidly growing economy.  In response to sector trends, input from industry partners and as a result of a recent program review, we are particularly interested in applicants with up-to-date experience including any combination of social network strategy, SEO, metrics/analytics, content marketing, influence and/or other related specializations. Skills in content creation for online/mobile/social will also be considered favorably. A strong understanding of the cultural context of communication and sensitivity to contemporary communication challenges - including social responsibility, ethics, and accountability - will also be considered.

A flexible attitude and a range of skills related to the conceptualization, execution, and evaluation of PR and communication courses are a must, as well as the capability and competence to teach and coordinate a range of relevant courses such as Foundations of Public Relations, Issues, Risk and Crisis Management, and Contemporary Research. The appointee is expected to actively promote both the program and the School through membership of - and links to - academic and professional networks. The appointee may be expected to contribute to other programs within the School of Communication & Design.

The appointee will be located at RMIT’s Saigon South campus and will be expected to travel to other RMIT Vietnam campuses as required.

Key selection criteria

  • Lecturer: PhD or equivalent relevant doctoral qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Associate Lecturer: we may consider an application from an emerging academic who is in the final stages of relevant doctoral study. In this instance, a relevant completed master’s degree from a recognized institution is required.
  • Up-to-date experience in any combination of social network strategy, SEO, metrics/analytics, content marketing, influence and/or other related PR specializations. Skills in content creation for online/mobile/social will be considered favorably.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver undergraduate courses including the production of high-quality online or offline teaching activities and support materials.
  • Demonstrated range of skills relating to the conceptualization, execution, and evaluation of courses, including the capability and competence to teach a range of media/communication/cultural studies courses.
  • Evidence of achieving course learning outcomes and positive student experiences.
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake course coordination and to cooperate effectively with colleagues.
  • Track-record of relevant research activity and peer-reviewed outputs or equivalent.
  • Professional experience in the communication/media sector or equivalent is preferred.

To find out more

For further information about this role, please click on the Job Description, Academic FAQ’s RMIT Vietnam and Candidate Information document below.


 Academic FAQ's RMIT Vietnam.pdf

 NEW Information Pack - Foreign Candidates - Academic updated.pdf

Please note

  • English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS 7.0 (with no competency less than 6.5).
  • Non-Vietnamese candidates must also meet the requirements of the Vietnamese Work Permit process.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close on December 17, 2020.


Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at mat.lewis@rmit.edu.au

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