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Experienced Development Practitioners

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 from practitioners who have been working in various fields of development.

We believe that learnings and experience of development practice 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 particularly interested in candidates with experience in the following thematic areas in rural or urban settings.

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • On-the-ground experience of at least 15 years
  • Deep expertise in at least one of the thematic areas listed above
  • Capacity to be reflective and think critically
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Long experience of working collaboratively
  • Teaching (including training) experience is desirable
  • Experience of ground-up policy development work is desirable
  • Post graduate degree or equivalent in any field
To apply:

Candidates are requested to send a cover letter, a professional statement of purpose, a curriculum vitae, and two samples of writing (e.g. technical report, policy brief, analytical case study or others, but not media columns).

The documents should be sent to [email protected].

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