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Azim Premji University was established in 2010 by the Azim Premji Foundation. The Foundation works extensively with the public education system in many states across India, with a clear purpose - to contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. The University is focussed on fields of education and development through its programmes of study that prepare professionals with integrity, competence and social commitment. Our research programmes contribute to knowledge relevant to these fields. The University offers liberal undergraduate degrees in Sciences, Economics, Humanities, and Teacher Education and post-graduate degrees in the fields of Education, Development, Public Policy, Economics & Development, and Law & Development.

We invite applications for multiple faculty positions in various thematic areas related to development.

We believe that learnings from the experience of development at the ground level must be central to education for development. Thus, the University has faculty members from both backgrounds – those from academic study of development as well as those from domains of development practice. In addition to teaching, our faculty are equally engaged with research, public writing, collaborative action on the ground, and policy development.

We are interested in candidates with expertise in the following thematic areas in rural and urban contexts.

  • Public health
  • Environment and climate change
  • Local governance and democracy
  • Development theories and histories
  • Technology and development
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Gender in development
  • Adivasi concerns
  • Forest rights and forest based livelihoods
  • Development finance and financial inclusion

Qualifications and Experience

  • Deep expertise in at least one of the thematic areas listed above
  • Strong empirical research
  • Capacity to be reflective and think critically
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Readiness to engage with a very diverse and large student body
  • Orientation towards collaborative work
  • Teaching experience at graduate or post- graduate levels is desirable
  • Experience of ground-up policy development work is desirable
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field
To apply:

Candidates are requested to send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two samples of recent academic writing, and a statement of academic plan covering teaching and research for next 3-5 years (1500-2000 words).

The documents should be sent to [email protected].

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