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Director, Career Development & Industry Engagement, Ahmedabad University

Reporting to: Senior Dean, Strategic Initiatives & Planning

Function: Career Development Centre

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

A dynamic and enterprising professional having strong network with the corporates across industries enabling the University to build, develop and expand the Industry outreach and connect, its presence and thereby ensure to place the students in internships, fellowships, various projects and final placements. The position offers the opportunity to work with various internal and external stakeholders that comprises a wide array of responsibilities in a busy academic environment. This includes but is not limited to plan, guide & implement industry engagement strategies and initiatives to increase awareness, build the University’s brand and strong relationships through quality placements of student as well as to ensure the internal processes and activities are value adding and timely organised, managed, and executed.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the leadership team plan, execute, manage and extensively carry out Industry outreach and engagement with the known corporates.
  • Generate interest from potential organisations, developing strong relationship and new collaborative opportunities with them ensuring the student of the various schools of the University are appropriately placed.
  • Set up meetings between decision makers of organisations and University leaders for developing collaborative relationships
  • Ability to co-create internship & student-led project opportunities with corporates, SME’s, policy think-tanks, government, etc.
  • Have persuasive approach in developing and maintaining a highly professional and congenial atmosphere at all times with all the concerned stakeholders and Interacting and coordinating with all.
  • Enthusiastically and warmly engage with students enabling them to give their best in their preparations and during the industry visits on campus.
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and build network and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends
  • In regular consultation with faculty and with the support  of team members identify career & skill development needs of students within  different schools and appropriately devise individual learning plans, training sessions, interactive lectures making students industry ready
  • Strategizing, Planning & reviewing all CDC activities including engaging with Dean/Associate Deans/Faculty members for inputs and feedback about the students and support
  • Carrying out the Psychometric Assessment and providing career guidance and counselling
  • Working with the team for database management and it analysis, creating and maintaining Student Life Cycle and placement trackers, comparative analysis of student and placement data
  • Ensure completion and implementation closely working with 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 corporates.

Key Skills

  • Must have exceptional presentation and business development and Extensive Corporate networking skills in making a strong and convincing pitch, representing the University.
  • Requires strong interpersonal, motivation and influencing skills.
  • Confident, articulate and have strong English communication and writing skills.
  • Self-Motivated and be able to work independently and as a team member, fostering teamwork.
  • Possess professional demeanour & friendly/congenial personality with organizational astuteness.
  • Open to travel extensively and effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent Networking, 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
  • Highly positive and self-motivated, friendly and accessible, initiating easy connect with people

Qualifications

  • Masters in Management with minimum 12-14 years of experience in similar position

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

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

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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