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Head, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Ahmedabad University

Level: Head of Function

Reporting to: Senior Dean, Ahmedabad University

Function: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

About us: 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/

Role Summary
The role holder will plan, manage and execute the admissions process from point of inquiry through enrolment of students in the University. The position offers the opportunity to work with a highly collaborative team with a wide array of responsibilities in a busy, academic environment. This includes plan, guide & implement admissions outreach strategies to increase awareness, build the University's brand and strong relationships to enrol academically bright students pan India and select locations abroad.

Responsibilities

  • Develops admissions organisational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; provide leadership in establishing functional objectives in line with University's objectives.
  • Plan and execute the Admissions & Outreach program, by organising, participating and doing follow-up with selective high schools, partaking in different Education Fairs, Seminars & Conferences.
  • Direct Campus Visits, Open Houses, Webinars, Workshops and other outreach events for prospective students and families.
  • Interpret the University and its offerings to prospective students and their families, primarily through one-on-one discussions and tours of various Institutions while having thorough understanding of admission policies, university policies, regulations, and degree requirements.
  • Drive Special Outreach/Pipeline programs for under-represented students.
  • Work with members of the administration, student ambassadors and faculty to organise specific efforts during the admissions process.
  • Responsible for executing strictly merit based selection process with absolute integrity and rigour and to recruit the students as planned without compromising on pre-set standards.
  • Assist the communications function in the development of promotional materials (newsletter, presentations, brochures, poster, website, social media announcements, application instructions, videos etc.) that interpret the school to prospective and admitted students, high school educators, parents and the campus community.
  • Conduct regular evaluation to measure success and for continuous improvement of services, prepare and maintain statistics regarding enrolment, geographical distribution of students, financial aid, outreach efforts and attrition. Interpret these statistics, when appropriate to the administration.
  • Driving continuing flow of quality applicants to the university by analysing trends in enrolment and admissions related marketing activities and presenting new strategies for the University's admissions and outreach.
  • Enhances admissions functions and University reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

Key Skills

  • Must have exceptional presentation/public speaking skills, make a strong, positive representation of the University and attract quality students.
  • Requires strong interpersonal, motivation and influencing skills.
  • Strong English communication and writing skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of interaction involving the public and university faculty/administration.
  • Self-motivated and be able to work independently and as a team member, fostering teamwork.
  • Possess professional demeanour & friendly/congenial personality with organisational astuteness.
  • Open to travel extensively and effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Qualification

  • Post Graduate in communications, public relations, commerce/business/marketing or related field
  • At least 12-18 years of relevant experience

Manager - Learning and Development, Career Development Centre, Ahmedabad University

Level: Assistant Manager/Manager

Reporting to: Director, Career Development and Industry Engagement

Function: Career Development Centre

Role Summary
The incumbent’s role is to support the overall career development initiative of the University across different Schools and help the students develop. Conduct deliver and organise training programmes for soft skills and for interview facing skills for the students using institutional and external expertise.

Responsibilities

  • Identify career & skill development needs of students within different schools, and regular consultation with faculty and human resources departments.
  • Instrumental in developing and delivering soft skills and other training programs.
  • Devise individual learning plans.
  • Produce training materials for in-house courses in consultation with concerned authorities.
  • Content development for workshops and programmes.
  • Conduct delivery of training and development programmes.
  • Monitor and review the progress of students through questionnaires and discussions with faculty & placement cell.
  • Evaluate and enhance career development programmes.
  • Amend and revise programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to need of the stakeholders.
  • Develop good working relationships with colleagues and other internal departments.

Key Skills

  • Strong understanding of learning needs analysis, Creation and delivery of training programs.
  • Interpersonal skills, good written and spoken communication, problem-solving, initiative and the ability to offer new ideas, organisational and planning skills, time management to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Ability to work as an individual and to be a team player.
  • Confident, articulate and have clear communication skills with all level of employees & students.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude at all times.

Qualification

  • Masters in HR/ Psychology with minimum 5-6 years of experience in similar position.
  • Certified trainer with a minimum experience of 2-3 years in the field.

Other Factors

  • Travel Factors: Approximately 25% primarily within different University Schools.

Regional Admissions Counsellor, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Ahmedabad University

Function: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Ahmedabad University

No. of Positions: 3

  • North (based out of Delhi NCR)
  • South (based out of Chennai/Bangalore/Hyderabad)
  • East (based out of Kolkata/Ranchi/Bhubaneshwar)

Role Summary
The role holder will plan, manage and execute all aspects of conducting a highly professional Outreach Program for their respective regions in collaboration with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and building and leveraging the network. He/she should develop strong relationships with select high schools, engaging with students, school counsellors, parents, making them aware of the University offerings and encourage them to take admissions.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Office of Admissions in spreading awareness about Ahmedabad University and its offerings in their respective regions (North, South, and East).
  • Plan, manage and execute the admissions process from point of inquiry, application process and final admission of students in the University in close collaboration with the University Office.
  • Help translate the interest of students into application and admission.
  • Reach out to students and build future prospects and applicant pools by visiting high schools; attending college fair; visiting community schools and colleges and institutions by giving presentations, speaking with students individually.
  • Maintain regular, consistent contact with all schools, counsellors, applicants and prospects of a given territory through steady communication via phone, e-mail, social media and visits, etc.
  • Attend, events on and off campus of various schools to interact with prospective students, counsellors and parents.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations.
  • Regular updation to the University Admissions office via weekly calls and reports of the progress in their respective regions.

Key Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills including public speaking.
  • High proficiency to operate MS Office.
  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Professional demeanour & friendly/congenial personality.
  • Open to traveling extensively, work and interact with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Attitude and orientation to be working in a professional, performance based system and stringent outcomes.

Qualification

  • Post Graduate in Social Science, Communications, Public Relations, Commerce/Business/Marketing or related field with relevant experience working with high school students and coordinating events.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience and network of schools in the respective regions.

How to Apply

You should send your CV to careers@ahduniedu.in with a brief Cover Letter saying why you are interested in this job, and why you think you would be a good fit.

Research Associate, Office of Distinguished University Professor, Amrut Mody School of Management

Reporting to: Professor Ramadhar Singh, Distinguished University Professor PhD (Purdue University)

Location: Ahmedabad

School: Amrut Mody School of Management

Function: Office of Distinguished University Professor, Amrut Mody School of Management

About the School: 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/.

Role Summary
Ahmedabad University is looking for a Research Associate (RA) to support a senior distinguished faculty. The associate ship may be held for a maximum period of two years.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with various academic and research activities including data analysis, creation & maintenance.
  • Support research projects running throughout the academic year.
  • Assist in documentation and dissemination of key learnings.
  • Coordinate between different schools and faculty.

Key Skills

  • Aptitude of working and learning simultaneously.
  • Experience of collaborative, interdisciplinary research.
  • Passionate about research and be groomed into an academician.
  • Highly skilled in managing and working on Excel.

Qualification
Post Graduate in the discipline of Psychology, HR/ OB or Statistics.

Send in your updated resume at careers@ahduni.edu.in.

Senior Research Fellow, Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences

Level: Contractual Position

Reporting to: Dr Subhash Rajpurohit, Assistant Professor, Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences.

School: School of Arts and Sciences

About the School: The School of Arts and Sciences has five divisions: Humanities and Languages, Social Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences and Performing and Visual Arts. Biological and Life Sciences currently operates in all fields of Biological and Life Sciences including nanotechnology, bioinformatics, stem cells, cancer biology, ecology, microbiology, parasitology, and evolutionary biology. http://dbls.ahduni.edu.in/

Role Summary
Involved in Metabolic ecology of tropical Indian drosophilids.

Responsibilities

  • Support in various ongoing research projects in the Lab.
  • Assist with various academic and research activities including data analysis, creation & maintenance.

Qualification

  • MSc. in any branch of life sciences with at least two years of research experience (with publications).
  • Candidates having experience in fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The project will involve fruit fly (Drosophila) sample collections along Indian latitudinal/altitudinal transects.
  • Prior experience working with flies not required. The project is question driven and someone interested in evolutionary physiology encouraged to apply.

Eligibility
Age limit up to 32 years

How to Apply

The position is temporary and the appointment will be for one year only, extended based on performance for up to maximum 2 years. Shortlisted candidates will be informed through email. Curriculum vitae should include details of academic grades starting from 10th standard onwards with details of year of passing, university or college etc. and also work experience and nature of work if applicable.

Incomplete applications will be rejected. Final selection will be based on Interview Committee at the Biologicals and Life Sciences, School of Arts & Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat. Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae to office_ils@ahduni.edu.in with the following text in the subject of their email: Application for the SRF-SERB Grant – Ramanujan Fellowship by July 31, 2018.

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Laboratory Associate, Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences

Reporting to: Laboratory Coordinators

School: School of Arts and Sciences

No. of Positions: 2

About the School: The School currently operates in all fields of Biological and Life Sciences including nano biotechnology. environmental biology, cancer research & infectious disease biology. http://dbls.ahduni.edu.in/. The School of Arts and Sciences is in the process of establishing divisions in Humanities and Languages, Social Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Performing & Fine Arts.

Role Summary
Involved in conducting practicals of Integrated MSc students

Responsibilities

  • Assisting Laboratory coordinators and keeping inventory
  • Conducting practicals in various laboratories, assisting with experiments by logging details and setting up laboratory equipment
  • Prior to beginning the experiment, they may also need to clean and calibrate equipment, measure compounds and prepare solutions for use, perform or help with experiments
  • Once complete, they may be responsible for recording results and disposing of hazardous waste

Key Skills
Basic Laboratory skill in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology will be preferred

Qualification
MSc (any area of Biochemistry/Microbiology/Molecular biology/Biotechnology/Microbiology/Life Sciences either Biology/Physics/Chemistry) with minimum 55% marks from a recognised University.

How to Apply

The position is temporary and the appointment will be for one year only, extended based on performance. Shortlisted candidates will be informed through email. CV should include details of academic grades starting from 10th standard onwards with details of year of passing, university or college, etc and also work experience and nature of work if applicable. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Final selection will be based on Interview Committee at the Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts & Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat. Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae to email office_ils@ahduni.edu.in with the following text in the subject of your email: Application for the Laboratory Associate by July 31, 2018

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Administrative Assistant, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Level: Senior Executive / Executive

Reporting to: Senior Manager Administration

School: School of Engineering and Applied Science

Function: Administration

Role Summary
Responsible for performing administrative and accounts functions related to academics for the school.

Responsibilities

  • Assistance in academic and general administration.
  • Database management, Coordination with the Faculty and Students for Academic work.
  • The candidate will take care of the petty cash and Basic Accounting for the school in Coordination with the university accounts team.

Key Skills

  • Effective Communication and Coordination Skills,
  • English Proficiency,
  • Basic Accounting skills,
  • Effective Team Member and
  • Basic Computer Skills for Data Management.

Qualification

  • Graduate / Post Graduate in Commerce, BBA.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant area.

Send in your updated resume at careers@ahduni.edu.in.

Startup Business Development Coach, VentureStudio

Reporting to: CEO, VentureStudio

Centre: VentureStudio

About the Centre: VentureStudio is 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 45 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
VentureStudio is currently looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial, empathetic and results oriented coach for the startups incubated, including their learning and development.

Responsibilities

  • Mentor VentureStudio startups from business strategy through operations, and set them up for commercial success and a healthy RoI for the investors.
  • Develop and execute learning modules/ workshops/ courses in functional areas spanning Ideation/ Design thinking/ Market Analysis/ Intellectual Property/ Go to market strategy/ Financial Planning for startups and interested students.
  • Work with the startup team and their mentors to help them define actionable milestones, develop a road-map to realize the milestones and assist in timely/ successful execution of the same.
  • Responsible for devising a metrics based evaluation and reporting system for the startups and the incubator.
  • Connect startups and the incubator to external mentors, domain/ industry experts, investors, organizations and academia in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Develop strong relationships based on trust with startups, promote an environment of excellence, professionalism, integrity, positivity and harmony.
  • Enable startups to forecast expenses on a rolling basis in a timely and optimal manner by working with the startup team and their mentors.
  • Contribute to identification, curation and due diligence in sourcing talented aspiring entrepreneurs to incubate at VentureStudio from all over the country.
  • Work with the CEO to establish linkages with industry/ academic institutions/ professional bodies to enable VentureStudio/ Ahmedabad to be a center of excellence and build the Ahmedabad ecosystem.
  • Participate in the outreach activities of VentureStudio – including but not limited to specialized campaigns/ sourcing/ investor events/ signature incubator events.

Key Skills

  • 10+ years’ of operational / Business experience in the industry / startup ecosystem spanning product development, commercialization, entrepreneurship with added experience in coaching/training of startups.
  • Experience in healthcare/ life sciences, defence and smart technologies related products/ enterprises/ domains will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to nurture startups and establish an environment of professionalism, integrity, excellence and harmony.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent networking skills.

Qualification

  • Bachelors in Life Sciences / Engineering / Design, with MBA, in Finance / Marketing & Operations from leading Institutions.
  • Candidates with only bachelor degree in any discipline with extensive business development and startups ecosystem / entrepreneurship experience will also be considered.
  • Coaching Certifications would be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter with personal vision statement and curriculum vitae, including your current & expected CTC & joining time, to sri.subramaniam@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/

Applications are invited for:
  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
    SEAS delivers undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes with extensive student-centric pedagogies to produce relevant learning outcomes. Our project-based approach and a design driven curriculum prepare graduates with aptitudes for lifelong learning, complex problem solving, and design and innovation orientation. https://ahduni.edu.in/seas

    Applications invited in the following disciplines:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science & Engineering
    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
  3. Interested candidates could kindly email their resumes to faculty.search.seas@ahduni.edu.in

  4. 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 email us your resume at careers@ahduni.edu.in

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