Social Sciences

Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber (later called Jaipur) ruled parts of today’s Rajasthan in the 18th Century. He sent envoys to West Asia and Europe to gather knowledge about Mathematics and Astronomy, and compiled the Zij Muhammadshahi, from which this astronomical table hails.

The School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University is seeking to appoint a small number of additional professors in the Social Sciences division. Our teaching and research base will include Psychology, Economics, Political Science and International Relations, Applied Ethics and Law, Anthropology and Sociology. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing school in India within a dynamic new private university with a public ethos.

Applicants must already have a doctorate (or be close to completion) from an institution with international 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 a record of excellence and potential, 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 an international level, an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments, presentations at significant conferences and examples of original forms of knowledge production.


Adalaj Vav
A horizontal view from the entrance to the Adalaj vav or stepwell, built in the late 15th century.

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 Please quote the reference SAS/SS/003 on your application and in any associated correspondence.

Recruitment is currently open.
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