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Library Assistant, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Director of Libraries

Employment type: Full-time and contractual for one year.

Duration of the Engagement 12 months

No. of Positions: 2

Role Summary

Assisting the Director of Libraries in all the library related work.

Responsibilities

  • To assist the faculty members and students to locate required reading materials.
  • Preparing indents for procuring books and other reading materials.
  • Maintaining the circulation records, bills and stock register.
  • Working in any branch libraries, in shifts, whenever required.
  • Receipt and recording of newspapers and magazines and sending reminders for missing issues.
  • Stack maintenance.
  • Updation of cataloging records.

Key Skills

  • Cataloguing of books as per AACR-II rules.
  • Good communication skill – Spoken and Written (English)
  • Skilled in MS-Office

Qualifications

Masters in Library Sciences with minimum 55% marks. Any additional certification will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

  • Resume may please be sent over email to gk.manjunath@ahduni.edu.in, with subject head ‘APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF LIBRARY ASSITANT’.
  • Last date for receiving the resume: January 25, 2020.
  • Those who have applied earlier for this post need not apply again

Content Writer, Communications, Ahmedabad University

Level: Executive/Senior Executive

Reporting to: Head, Communications

Function: Communications

Role Summary

Work closely with University Leadership team, internal teams and stakeholders to develop content for University, Schools & Centres. Being an integral part of University Communications team, will require active participation in new communication initiatives along with active contribution to content-related needs of the team.

Responsibilities

  • Create, edit & proofread content for various communications across the University i.e. University office, Schools & Centres for newsletters, website, social media posts on University Social Channels i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter
  • Coordinate, assist and advise internal teams in editing, collating & proofreading content
  • Interact with key stakeholders internally for approvals and coordinate dissemination
  • Working on new initiatives with internal teams and preparing well-structured drafts
  • Create content for collaterals related to university-specific events, outreach and admissions
  • Draft, edit & proofread content for Press Releases, Press Announcements, Press Events, PowerPoint presentations

Key Skills

  • The applicant needs to be a vivid writer and put ideas, concepts in a simple frame of phrases
  • Should have impeccable grammar, punctuation and command over English language
  • Should have flair to understand the contents or process of an organization, and present a lucid content
  • Have an eye for detail and ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images and tone)
  • Should be able to understand, conceptualize and present in an acceptable international style
  • Keeps up-to-date with best practices in writing for the web, social media trends, web usability and industry trends
  • Excellent writing skills, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively

Qualifications

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in English Literature or Journalism or Communications
  • Proven work experience as a content writer, with minimum 1 year in content writing profile (in service sector)
  • Please share samples of your work or portfolio of your work, any creations, published articles etc.
  • Candidate having work experience in academic institutions are preferred

Executive, Career Development Centre, Ahmedabad University

Level: Executive

Reporting to: Director, Career Development Centre

Function: Career Development Centre

Role Summary

Industry Engagement & Placements Executive is responsible to look after the placement activities, internships and projects of students. He/she should have closely liaised with various industries and streams (Management/IT) for placement of students. The incumbent is responsible for organizing campus recruitment process, lectures from industry professionals, have hands-on experience in providing excellent service to both students and partner organisations, balancing the needs of these various stakeholders in the identification, confirmation and administration of placements.

Responsibilities

  • Experience in database management, proficiency in excel mandatory.
  • Exposure to campus placement and corporate relations required
  • Research and build relationships with new clients
  • Prospect for new clients by networking, cold calling as appropriate, or other means of generating interest from potential companies. Have persuasive approach and pitch to convince potential companies to build relationship with the university
  • Grow and retain existing accounts by presenting new collaborative opportunities with companies
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization
  • Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals

Key Skills

  • Excellent database management, networking skills, Persuasion, Prospecting, Public Speaking, Research, Writing and Influencing Skills
  • Motivated for Sales, can identify Customer Needs and Challenges
  • Must have a flair for rapport building, sustaining and building relationships both externally and internally
  • Confident, articulate and have excellent communication skills
  • Highly positive and self-motivated, friendly and accessible, initiating easy connect with people

Qualifications

Bachelors / Masters in Management with minimum 0-2 years of experience in similar position

Other Factors

Individuals having work experience in Education Industry in areas of Business Development/ Educational Sales/Corporate Tie Ups/Campus Placements preferred

How to Apply

Please submit your CV to careers@ahduni.edu.in

Teaching Assistant, Foundation Programme, Ahmedabad University

Level: Full Time Contractual Positions

Reporting to: Faculty Coordinators of the Courses

Duration of the Engagement

  • The Foundation Programme will run from July 29, 2019 – September 27, 2019, and March 2, 2020 – May 1, 2020. In the intervening period Teaching Assistants will be considered for other courses/positions at the University.
  • It is preferred if a Teaching Assistant can be available for the entire academic year 2019-20 but those available only for the period July 29, 2019 – September 30, 2019 may also apply.
  • The Teaching Assistant positions are full time positions. There may be some flexibility in the working hours for the period from October 2019 to February 2020.

No. of Positions: 32

About us

Foundation Programme

Undergraduate students entering Ahmedabad University in 2019 will go through a Foundation Programme in their first year. This will include four interdisciplinary and immersive 4-week courses in the Studio format, referred to as Thematic Studios, on Democracy and Justice, Environment and Climate Change, Neighbourhoods and Water. For each of these courses we seek Teaching Assistants.

Role Summary

The Teaching Assistants for the Foundation Programme will support the teaching-learning activities at the Foundation Programme courses. On most days the learning in the mornings will be via lectures and discussions which will be led by the faculty while the activities in the afternoon will be coordinated by the Teaching Assistants. Teaching Assistants are required to attend the morning sessions as well as coordinate the afternoon sessions.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the faculty members in developing / improving the course material, as needed.
  • Guide the students during the activities sessions
  • Identify the learning gap and facilitate the interactions for a better understanding of the concepts/course requirements
  • Assist the faculty members in managing and assessing the evaluation components like assignments/presentations, class participation and projects
  • Support the faculty members in handling classroom discipline
  • Inform the faculty members about the students’ progress and follow it up in case of any action required
  • Keep a record of the attendance during the day
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the faculty members

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in English and effective communication skills
  • Must be learning enthusiasts and student friendly
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Some experience in college-level research, including knowledge of citing, referencing, annotating, etc. is desirable
  • Any prior experience/exposure to teaching is desirable

Qualifications

We are seeking Teaching Assistants with any of the following qualifications:

  • BA/BCom/BBA
  • MA/MCom/MBA
  • Bachelors in Architecture/Planning/Geography
  • BSc in Biology
  • BSc in Physics/Chemistry/Geology

Teaching Assistants will be remunerated commensurate with their qualifications.

How to Apply

The updated CV with full contact details must be received via email to the Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate College at the email id: vanaja.shankar@ahduni.edu.in by 21st April 2019. Candidates must mention “Teaching Assistant for Foundation Course” in the subject line of the email. Applications received after 21 April 2019 will also be considered, after the in time applications are reviewed, till all the positions are filled.

Date of Interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates only; No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Address for Correspondence:
Office of The Dean of the Undergraduate College, Room 201, GICT Building
Ahmedabad University, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat, India
Email: vanaja.shankar@ahduni.edu.in, Website: https://ahduni.edu.in/

Senior Officer, Sports, Ahmedabad University

Role Summary

To create, implement, lead and enhance an excellent quality Sports coaching programme and recreation programme in the University, thereby ensuring maximum participation and performance of the University teams in various sports events internally and externally.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain an appropriately challenging and broad programme (short and long term goals) for the Sports requirements of the University including Physical Education, various games and extra-curricular activities for all students.
  • To direct and manage the University’s Sports leadership programme with effective leadership, professional support, training and promotion.
  • Further develop a well-balanced competitive Sports programme for the University for each Year’s Student Group.
  • To be accountable for student attainment in various sports and progress in Physical Education ensuring every student achieves and exceeds their potential Promote and demonstrate good sportsmanship and conduct for students across all aspects of sports (thereby contribute to the University’s achievement of objectives). Encourage participants and achievement at National level.
  • Liaise with the facilities and grounds staff/contractors to ensure that indoor and outdoor sports facilities are well maintained.
  • Develop and maintain the Sports programme Handbook, including policies and procedures and SOP’s.
  • Ensure that the fixture and sports events timetable is finalised in good time for each term. Liaise with other Functions and staff to avoid clashes with other events.

Key Skills

  • High level of skills of a variety of sets, including detailed knowledge of sports education and young sports persons.
  • Proven experience in sports administration and sports promotion.
  • Close relationships and strategic alliances with a variety of sports community personnel and groups who can assist in sport promotion/ development in the University.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills.
  • Professional demeanour & friendly/congenial personality, background.
  • Excellent behavioural attributes to work in/with teams.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Physical Education or Sports Management Experience of team coordination, event organization and coaching
  • Accomplishment in a national level sport
  • Understanding of tournament/league systems

How to Apply

Please submit your CV to careers@ahduni.edu.in

Research Associate , School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Dr Darshini Mahadevia (Professor, School of Arts and Sciences) under the project “Survey of heat associated morbidities in the local population”.

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Duration of the Engagement Six months

No. of Positions: 1

About the School of Arts and Sciences Website: https://ahduni.edu.in/sas/

Role Summary
This is a position is for a fresh Master’s degree holder interested in working on Health Impacts of Heat Stress in Ahmedabad and willing to undertake field work.

Responsibilities

The person will work closely with Professor Darshini Mahadevia (PI) and Professor Manish Datt (Co-PI) at Ahmedabad University to support with the following responsibilities

  • Undertake literature review and prepare notes from the same
  • Collect secondary data and policy papers
  • Assist in preparation of survey tools for qualitative and quantitative surveys in coordination with the Project PI and Co-PI
  • Undertake qualitative surveys and write field notes
  • Undertake quantitative surveys and write field notes
  • Coordinate with the city hospital for case data documentation
  • Undertake compilation of quantitative data and process the same
  • Any other task given by the Project PI and Co-PI

Key Skills

  • Technical knowledge about urban development and planning
  • Ability to assist in literature review and bibliography preparation
  • Ability to write first draft of the paper
  • Ability to scan/ collect official policy and data documents
  • Ability to undertake qualitative surveys and prepare notes based on the same
  • Ability to undertake quantitative field work
  • Ability to coordinate stakeholder consultations and workshops
  • Ability to operate quantitative analysis software

Qualifications

A Masters in urban planning, urban studies, social sciences, health sciences, or related disciplines

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae (CV) through email by writing to info.artsandsciences@ahduni.edu.in with the following text in the subject of your email: “Application for Heat and Health Project” by February 2, 2020. CV should include details of academic grades starting from 10th standard onwards with details of year of passing, university/college, etc. and also work experience and nature of work if applicable. Name and contact details of two referees must also be included in the CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed for the date of interview by phone/email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Research Associate Senior (Post-Doctoral Associate) (PDA), School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Dr Darshini Mahadevia (Professor, School of Arts and Sciences) under the project “Opportunities for Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Development (OPTIMISM)).

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Duration of the Engagement One year and extendable up to another one year based on annual performance review. This position is co-terminus with the project. Total duration of project is two years.

No. of Positions: 1

About the School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University is in the process of being built, physically and institutionally. It will help to form the core of the University’s educational experience. We will offer undergraduate and graduate learning to the highest academic standards in a variety of disciplines, spanning the range from visual arts to life sciences, from mathematics to history. To learn more about the School, visit https://ahduni.edu.in/sas/.

About the Project

The Opportunities for Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Development (OPTIMISM) project is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council as part of the research council’s “Towards a Sustainable Earth” program. The Principal Investigator is Dr Raphael Slade.

The OPTIMISM project will analyse how rapid action to mitigate climate change could affect the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030).  Working with partners in Japan, UK and Sweden, the project explores case studies of transitions impacting both the earth system and human development. Ahmedabad University is undertaking a case study on how mitigation choices around transport impact sustainable development.

Role Summary

The role requires the person to coordinate all aspects of the study as stated in the responsibilities below. The person will be required to closely work with the Ahmedabad University based PI and Co-PI. The gross monthly emoluments will be as mentioned in the grant document.

Responsibilities

The person will work closely with Professor Darshini Mahadevia (PI) and Dr. Minal Pathak (Co-PI) at Ahmedabad University to support with the following responsibilities

Overall responsibilities

  • Undertaking research around the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate mitigation strategies, with specific focus on urban areas.
  • Undertake case study research assessing the effects of urban low carbon transport systems on SDGs using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Assisting the academic team in liaison with project partners. Co-ordinating project delivery across partners including the promotion of the project and project results.
  • Synthesising and summarising results.
  • Preparing reports, papers and presentations.

Specific duties

  • Undertake literature review and prepare the first report
  • Take lead in timely preparation and delivery of the research paper and policy briefs
  • Assist in project management, in particularly the preparation of project reports and financial statements for submission to the funder
  • Prepare survey tools for qualitative and quantitative surveys in coordination with the Project PI and Co-PI
  • Supervise Junior Research Assistants in surveys, documenting field work, and all other data collection
  • Co-ordinate with the City Governments
  • Coordinate with the PDAs of other institutional partners of the OPTIMISM project
  • Any other task given by the Project PI and Co-PI

Key Skills

  • Deep understanding of climate change mitigation, specifically related to urban low carbon transport scenarios
  • Familiarity with literature and methodologies relating to assessment of climate change mitigation and sustainable development, with specific understanding of urban areas.
  • Technical knowledge of urban development and planning
  • Doctoral work on a topic related to cities and climate change/ urban sustainability
  • Proven record of publications
  • Ability to undertake detailed literature review, synthesis the literature review and prepare a first draft of the write-up based on literature review
  • Ability to scan/ collect official policy and data documents
  • Ability to interview government officials and collect official data
  • Ability to undertake qualitative surveys/interviews and prepare notes based on the same
  • Ability to co-ordinate field work
  • Ability to co-ordinate stakeholder consultations and workshops
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to synthesise, summarise and articulate complex ideas for a range of audiences
  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts and have a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, organise work with minimal supervision and prioritise own work in response to deadlines.

Qualifications

A PhD (or equivalent experience) in climate change/ environmental sustainability, urban development and particularly transport

In addition, the successful candidate should have:

  • A strong background on climate policy
  • A background in engineering, biological sciences, environmental or other social or natural science.
  • Experience of leading and undertaking research in an international environment on multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Experience and familiarity with integrated assessment models, analysis of food systems, and the UN sustainable development goals is an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae (CV) through email by writing to info.artsandsciences@ahduni.edu.in with the following text in the subject of your email: “Application for OPTIMISM Project” by January 26, 2020. CV should include details of academic grades starting from 10th standard onwards with details of year of passing, university/college, etc. and also work experience and nature of work if applicable. Name and contact details of two referees must also be included in the CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed for the date of interview by phone/email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Research Associate (Junior) , School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Dr Darshini Mahadevia (Professor, School of Arts and Sciences) under the project “Opportunities for Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Development (OPTIMISM)).

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Duration of the Engagement One year and extendable up to another one year based on annual performance review. This position is co-terminus with the project. Total duration of project is two years.

No. of Positions: 1

About the School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University is in the process of being built, physically and institutionally. It will help to form the core of the University’s educational experience. We will offer undergraduate and graduate learning to the highest academic standards in a variety of disciplines, spanning the range from visual arts to life sciences, from mathematics to history. To learn more about the School, visit https://ahduni.edu.in/sas/.

About the Project

The Opportunities for Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Development (OPTIMISM) project is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council as part of the research council’s “Towards a Sustainable Earth” program. The Principal Investigator is Dr Raphael Slade.

The OPTIMISM project will analyse how rapid action to mitigate climate change could affect the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030).  Working with partners in Japan, UK and Sweden, the project explores case studies of transitions impacting both the earth system and human development. Ahmedabad University is undertaking a case study on how mitigation choices around transport impact sustainable development.

Role Summary

The role requires the person to undertake the responsibilities listed below and as assigned by the project PI, Co-PI and Post Doctoral Associate (PDA). The gross monthly emoluments will be as mentioned in the grant document.

Responsibilities

The person will work closely with Professor Darshini Mahadevia (PI) and Dr. Minal Pathak (Co-PI) at Ahmedabad University to support with the following responsibilities

  • Support research around the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate mitigation strategies, with specific focus on urban areas.
  • Provide key support for case study research assessing the effects of urban low carbon transport systems on SDGs using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Undertake literature review and prepare a summary note
  • Collect secondary data and policy papers
  • Support in writing the report, development of figures for the policy briefs and other outputs
  • Assist in preparation of survey tools for qualitative and quantitative surveys in coordination with the project team
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative surveys
  • Undertake field work
  • Prepare base maps, maps and final outputs of all spatial data
  • Any other task given by the Project PI and Co-PI and the PDA

Key Skills

  • Understanding of sustainability of urban transport systems
  • Technical knowledge about urban development and planning
  • Understanding of literature review and assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of referencing softwares
  • Familiarity with graphics tools
  • Ability to scan/collect
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Familiarity with survey methodologies including documentation
  • Willingness to undertake extensive field work
  • Ability to co-ordinate stakeholder consultations and workshops
  • Written and oral communication skills including preparing and delivering presentations

Qualifications

A Masters, with three years research experience and one journal publication.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae (CV) through email by writing to info.artsandsciences@ahduni.edu.in with the following text in the subject of your email: “Application for OPTIMISM Project” by January 26, 2020. CV should include details of academic grades starting from 10th standard onwards with details of year of passing, university/college, etc. and also work experience and nature of work if applicable. Name and contact details of two referees must also be included in the CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed for the date of interview by phone/email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Teaching Associate, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University

Level: Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Reporting to: The Dean of School of Arts and Sciences

School: School of Arts and Sciences

No. of Positions: 1

About the School of Arts and Sciences

Website: https://ahduni.edu.in/sas/

Role Summary

The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking a bright candidate interested broadly in the Economics and related areas to assist in the teaching of the School’s courses in the Winter 2020 semester. This will be a full time position and the candidate, if accepted, would have to be available to work for 40 hours per week. The associateship will be renewed each semester, depending on the School’s requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Support the faculty of the course he/she is assigned to in various teaching activities, such as collecting and compiling reading materials (from libraries and other sources), and developing teaching notes
  • Attend classes of courses to which the associate is assigned
  • Maintain office hours
  • Read and respond to student emails
  • Help course faculty in grading exams and assignments. The associate will create and maintain the sheets of class participation, quizzes, and exams.
  • Coordinate with the students regarding assignments
  • Perform invigilation duties
  • Distribute course materials and perform any other related activities
  • Undertake a limited amount of teaching if required
  • Engage in the overall activities of the School and the University (seminars, workshops, etc.)

Key Skills

Essential:

  • Fluency in English and excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of computer-based tasks using MS Office, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat and Ahmedabad University’s web-based tools for courses and attendance
  • Ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds
  • Commitment to continuous professional development

Essential:

  • Experience with research and/or teaching in the humanities and social sciences
  • Aptitude for communicating knowledge to non-specialist audiences
  • Working knowledge of Hindi and/or Gujarati

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in Economics and Development Studies

How to Apply

Please email with CV and statement of interest to: to info.artsandsciences@ahduni.edu.in

Last date of Application: January 19, 2020

Manager/Senior Manager, Administration, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Dean, SAS

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Function: Administration

About the School of Arts and Sciences

Ahmedabad University is a private, non-profit University that offers students liberal education with a focus on research-driven and project-based learning. https://www.ahduni.edu.in/

Role Summary

The role holder, plans, coordinates, directs, executes and oversees various general administrative responsibilities that include functions like Finance & Accounts, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities & Services of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, set up, direct and supervise administrative systems and procedures and streamline processes while discovering new ways to manage the same more efficiently
  • Identify, develop, executes operational plans, monitor key metrics, and assist the Dean in the decision making on the general administrative requirements, working in partnership with other enabling functions to deliver on objectives
  • Ensure aesthetically as well as functionally the day-to-day operations of the School building and premises of the University campus meets global standards
  • Assist the dean in coordinating faculty and staff associated with the programme, especially in relation to their teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities
  • Schedule and organise meetings/events and maintain agenda and keep minutes for future reference of school-level and division-level academic meetings supporting the Office of the Dean
  • Lead a team of professionals and third party service providers to complete a range of administrative responsibilities ensuring operations adhere to policies and regulations
  • Support and oversees the Facilities and Services that include building maintenance, cleanliness and housekeeping, day-to-day running of the building, event management, student facility management, cafeteria, Business continuity planning, space allocation and changes, building security and a safe working environment in compliance with building and safety codes
  • Promotes a culture of ‘Service Excellence’ throughout the school
  • Develops, tracks and manages all aspects of departmental budget (capital and operating budgets), cost reduction, costs and expenses including preparation, submission, maintenance, reporting, compliance and audits.
  • Ensure the smooth and adequate flow of information within the school and University to facilitate other operations
  • Manage schedules and deadlines of various administrative functions
  • Oversee all services, maintenance activities and vendors for the function.
  • Maintain a clean and enjoyable work environment, and help in the building of positive relations with the different stakeholders at the University and with external parties

Key Skills

  • Sets a tone of leadership that is people-oriented, collaborative in nature and focused in data based decision-making and at the same time maintaining high level of execution
  • Builds a management culture based on teamwork, open communication, prudent risk taking, innovation, mentoring and accountability and ability to develop others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with a variety of individuals
  • Excellent Project Management skills integrating technology
  • Ability to develop, organize, and accomplish goals well within timelines and budgets
  • Solution oriented and possessing effective problem solving skills
  • Experience in operations management with knowledge of relevant legal laws and regulations

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Technology and MBA from premier Institute
  • Proven track record as an administrator at a senior level for 8-10 years with a reputed organization

How to Apply

Please submit your CV to careers@ahduni.edu.in

Junior Research Fellow (JRF), School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Reporting to Professor R. Rangarajan (Professor, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences) and Professor G Goswami (Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science) under the project Cosmological dark matter, primordial black holes, Bose-Einstein condensates, and charge asymmetry of the Universe.

School: School of Arts and Sciences

School: School of Engineering and Applied Science

Duration of the Engagement One year and extendable up to July 2022 based on annual performance review. This position is coterminous with the project.

No. of Positions: 1

About the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Arts and Sciences

Collectively, the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science have experts in a very wide range of academic disciplines. In particular, both Schools together have physicists and mathematicians working on various different areas of physics (nonlinear dynamics, fractional calculus, fluid mechanics, renewable energy technology, atmospheric science, particle physics, cosmology, string theory) as well as mathematics (topology, differential geometry).

Role Summary

The project is sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under Indo-Russian Call for Joint Proposals. The JRF will contribute to the various calculations related to (a) formation of primordial black holes, their observational imprints, and implications for the physics of the early universe, (b) Axions and axion-like particles, their possible role in structure formation, and novel ideas for detecting them, and, (c) generation of charge asymmetry in the early Universe.

Responsibilities

  • Support in various ongoing research activities in the project,
  • Assist with various academic and research activities including ordering and maintenance of project related equipment and consumables, progress report writing, and maintaining project finances,
  • Visit Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India as well as Laboratory of Cosmology and Elementary Particle Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, for collaborative research activities.

Key Skills

  • Required: candidates are expected to be well-versed with various topics in mathematical physics (linear algebra, multivariable calculus, complex analysis, Fourier analysis etc),
  • Candidates having a very good understanding of the fundamentals of classical field theory and with some familiarity with general relativity and quantum field theory are encouraged to apply,
  • Prior experience with cosmology of the early Universe is desirable.

Qualifications

The candidate must have completed a Masters degree in physics.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae (CV) through email by writing to office_seas@ahduni.edu.in with the following text in the subject of your email: “Application for DST Project” by 12:00 noon, November 18, 2019. CV should include details of academic record starting from 10th standard onwards with details of year of passing, university/college, etc. and also work experience and nature of work if applicable. Name and contact details of two referees must also be included in the CV. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Shortlisted candidates will be informed for the date of interview by phone/email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Finance, Accounts & Legal Executive, VentureStudio, Ahmedabad University

Level: Executive/ Senior Executive

Reporting to: CEO Venture Studio

Centre: VentureStudio

About the VentureStudio

A Startup incubator established by Ahmedabad University in 2011 in active collaboration with Stanford University- Centre for Design Research. We are a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) approved by the National Science Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, DST; approved under multiple NIDHI Schemes such as Prayas, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Seed Support Scheme; approved BIRAC-BioNEST facility and bio-incubator and an approved Nodal Agency under the Government of Gujarat Startup Policy. Over 50 ventures have been incubated in diverse domains such as health, education, energy, environment, agro, consumer products, transportation etc. We offer advanced facilities, access to a range of pre-seed/ seed funding and personalized mentoring for entrepreneurs having an insight to start up a new venture in strategic areas of focus such as life sciences/healthcare, defence, smart city technologies and other areas with critical unmet needs.

Role Summary

To lead and manage the accounting, finance, legal and compliance requirements of the organization

Key Skills

Programmes & Operations

  • Setting up and managing financial & accounting processes, reporting, budgeting and legal compliance
  • Prepare, examine, and analyse accounting records, statements, utilisation certificates and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards of incubator and other external agencies
  • Analyse business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice
  • Create contracts and agreements based on template forms for startups and any other agency. Facilitating review by legal counsel as appropriate
  • Help in Investment documents and compliance related to the same
  • Develop, implement, modify, and document record keeping of activities, with current computer technology
  • Timely processing of bills for payment, reviewing expenses, payroll records with eye on allocated budget
  • Post and process entries, keep watch on cash, bank balances, Investments and assist managers to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Monitoring receivables, consistent follow up in outstanding payments, other discrepancies/reconciliation
  • Manage procurement processes, including developing and reviewing RFPs, managing responses, ensuring selections comply with all policies and regulations
  • Coordinate with startups on voucher processing and payments and also coordinate collection of service charge
  • Assist in maintenance of Fixed Asset Register and physical verification of assets, safe custody of documents
  • Adhere to internal and external compliance responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Help coordinate with students, professors and other University staff as needed
  • Help onboard and coordinate with startups as needed
  • Support the development of appropriate policies and procedures at incubator
  • Coordinate creation and filing documentation related to different programmes (e.g., quarterly and annual reports, incubation and grant agreements etc.) and other aspects.  Coordinate with the representatives for the various grants for any aspect related to the grants/ schemes and submission of any documents
  • Compiling details, as required, from startups and the university for any granting or other agencies as needed
  • Provide additional administrative or other support as requested

Qualifications

  • CA with 3 years experience, M Com with 3-6 years experience or B Com with 7-10 years experience from a recognized and reputed institute. CA and/ or M Com & MBA (Finance) dual specialization will be preferred
  • Experience with other startup incubators would be a positive
  • Knowledge in appropriate computer technology including but not limited to Tally, Quick Books and/or its equivalents, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Excellent organizing skills. Systematic, methodical, comprehensive approach to work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter with personal vision statement and curriculum vitae, including your current & expected CTC & joining time, to careers@ahduni.edu.in

Faculty Positions

Ahmedabad University invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for faculty positions at all levels (Assistant, Associate, and Professor) for each of its schools.

Ahmedabad University is a private, non-profit University that offers students a liberal education with a focus on research-driven and project-based learning. https://www.ahduni.edu.in/


  1. Amrut Mody School of Management

    Amrut Mody School of Management at Ahmedabad University has over 2500 students across various programmes under the umbrella of Management covering the entire range from undergraduate to Doctoral degrees and certificate programmes for practitioners. Education at AU draws strength from the interdisciplinary ethos which drives the various schools and to nurture this spirit, variouscentres have been established. Centre for Heritage Management under AMSOM focusses on academic, practice and research issues in the domain of Heritage and Culture, is one of its kind in India and specializes in heritage management to promote conservation and management of heritage assets.

    Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate capability for carrying high quality research and should have completed or be in the final stages of completing their PhD. Associate Professors should have a track record of research and teaching. Professors are additionally expected to provide academic leadership at the School.

    Applications are invited from candidates in all fields of Management including the following:
    • Accounting
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Heritage Management
    • Human Resources
    • Information Systems
    • Operations Management
    • Operations Research
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Public Policy
    • Statistics
    • Strategy

    Interested candidates may send their CV, list of references and samples of recent research output to deanamsom@ahduni.edu.in. Information about Ahmedabad University and AMSOM is available at www.ahduni.edu.in.
     

  2. School of Engineering & Applied Science

    The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Ahmedabad University invites applications from PhD graduates for faculty positions at all levels in the following disciplines:

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
     

    Ahmedabad University was founded in 2009 by Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), a non-profit educational trust that is more than 80 years old which has been instrumental in setting up several institutions of national and international repute. The University is located in the heart of Ahmedabad city, a UNESCO heritage city. The School of Engineering and Applied Science a part of Ahmedabad University, aims to be an excellent teaching and research institution, emphasising inter-disciplinary research and innovative teaching. The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers programmes at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. The School brings together faculty from different engineering and science disciplines, who are encouraged to undertake research and are offered assistance in seeking research funding.

    The University offers competitive salaries and benefits, supports professional growth of the faculty in various ways. This includes offering seed grants, start-up research funding and challenge grants for interdisciplinary research. The University also provides funding for attending national and international conferences. For more details, please visit https://ahduni.edu.in/

    Applications for faculty positions are processed throughout the year. To apply, send your CV, research statement along with your teaching statement to faculty.search.seas@ahduni.edu.in. Contact Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science at the above ID or call +91 79 61911114 for further queries.

  3. School of Arts and Sciences

    The School of Arts and Sciences has divisions in Biological and Life Sciences, Humanities and Languages, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and Social Sciences. Interested candidates can find details of the application process at https://ahduni.edu.in/sas/careers.


In case you are interested in exploring opportunities at Ahmedabad University that are not listed above, please submit your CV.

You can also email us at careers@ahduni.edu.in

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