Monday, October 26, 2015

Jobs @ Ashoka University

Ashoka University

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Ashoka University is hiring in Political Science and Economics
Candidates will require (1) a coverletter / CV, (2) statement on teaching philosophy, (3) statement on research, (4) research portfolio sample, and (5) three to five references.

For questions or more information please email

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at by October 16, 2015 (for Political Science) and December 1, 2015 (for Economics).

Position 1: Tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Political Science- Comparative Politics, Political Economy (Rank open)

Ashoka University's Department of Political Science seeks to hire scholars of Comparative Politics and Political Economy, specializing in South Asia, rank open, beginning January 2016. Must have the ability/ willingness to teach a course in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and ability to mentor students in the same. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Compensation and research support unparalleled in India. PhD must be in hand by time of appointment

We strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups under-represented in academia.

Position 2: Economics faculty positions at Ashoka University

The goal of the Department of Economics in Ashoka University is to build a vibrant faculty which excels in both teaching and research.  We aim to become a leading research department in the region, in addition to building world class graduate and undergraduate programs in Economics.  We will be recruiting several faculty positions at all ranks this year. While applications in all fields are invited, candidates specializing in Macroeconomics, Finance, industrial organization, are particularly welcome. Applicants must hold, or be close to completing, a PhD as well as possess teaching experience appropriate to rank. In addition, we require a clear demonstration of research potential. Those applying for Assistant Professorships may demonstrate this by a strong doctoral dissertation and research papers. Applicants for Associate or full Professorships must have a proven track record of publications.  The university provides a very generous pay package including research budgets.  Department representatives will attend the ASSA meeting in San Francisco to hold initial interviews. We will continue to accept applications till the positions are filled.  All appointments will start from the beginning of the academic year 2016-17.

Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing an international-quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India. We have attracted the brightest students and the highest-quality faculty to our world-class campus on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Ashoka's Young India Fellowship, in its fifth year, has become the top destination for Indian postgraduates and our growing Undergraduate Programme consists of 360 of the brightest students in India.

Ashoka is supported by partnerships with top universities around the world and an academic council of eminent scholars, all of whom are invested in building a new model of higher education in India through excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty is very diverse and consists of world-class researchers from premier universities (Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and others) who have made a mark in their respective fields, from computer science to philosophy, and are working to shape minds of India's future leaders.

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