Biological and Life Sciences

Foot of a mosquito. A coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph of the mosquito leg tarsus, showing a claw, pulvillar pad with adhesive hairs and the surrounding scales. Magnification: x800. Taken from Royal Photographic Society, International images for science, 2016. By Steve Gschmeissner.
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The School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University is seeking to appoint two Assistant Professors, two Associate Professors and one Professor in the Biological and Life Sciences division. Our research base currently spans areas of biology including nanotechnology, stem cells and miRNA regulation, cancer biology, materials science and drug delivery, molecular parasitology, protein chemistry, toxicology, bioinformatics, ecology and evolutionary biology. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing school in India at a new private university with a public ethos.

Applicants must already have post-doctoral experience and a qualification from an institution with global recognition. Appointees will be expected to engage in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to teach and examine undergraduates, to seek opportunities to win external funding for their research, and to supervise and examine both Masters and Doctoral work. They must have an existing record of excellence, commensurate with their appointment level and stage of career. They will be expected to provide evidence of excellence as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals or a research project at international level, an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments, presentations at significant conferences and examples of original forms of knowledge production.

A female deep-sea anglerfish (caulophryne pelagica, in blue) has swallowed a softskin smooth-head prey fish (rouleina attrita, in yellow). Using X-ray micro-CT scanning, it was possible to identify the prey species using its otoliths or ear bones. Taken from Royal Photographic Society, International images for science, 2016. By Dan Sykes.
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Ahmedabad University supports innovative, interdisciplinary, project-based education, and asserts the centrality of the arts and sciences in a broad, fulfilling education. We welcome applications from scholars with strong communication skills who can contribute to imaginative learning, and have a willingness to work collaboratively as part of a community of emerging scholars. All faculty at the University are expected to engage in both teaching and research, and we operate a six-year tenure track. Ahmedabad University is committed to diversity, and welcomes applications from qualified persons from underrepresented groups regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or similar status.

Applicants are requested at this stage to submit

  1. a letter stating their interest in a position at the University and outlining briefly their qualifications for it;
  2. an up-to-date CV detailing their training, jobs held, university teaching experience, and publications;
  3. one representative article or other publication as an example of their scholarship; and
  4. a statement of their future research and teaching interests (maximum length, 1000 words).

Applications and enquiries should be made to the office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences using the email address artsandsciences@ahduni.edu.in. Please quote the reference SAS/BLS/002 on your application and in any associated correspondence.

Recruitment is now open. All applications should be received by 15 December 2018, when this recruitment campaign will close.
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