Faculty Positions in 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 

We are looking for: 

  • 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

Please email the following documents to <facultypositions@​apu.​edu.​in>:

  • Covering letter indicating the subject area of your interest and professional statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A short (one or two-page note) explaining why you might wish to join the university (applications without this note will not be entertained)
  • Two samples of recent academic writing, and a statement of academic plan covering teaching and research for next 3 – 5 years (15002000 words)
  • Completed Information Summary Sheet