Dated: May 8, 2015
Applications are invited for faculty positions: Early Literacy Initiative, TISS Hyderabad
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Last Date for application: May 28, 2015 up to 5pm IST
Last Date for application: May 28, 2015 up to 5pm IST
Announcement for Faculty Positions in Early Literacy
Advertisement No: TISS/ADVT/HYD/April 2015
TISS invites applications for faculty positions for its Hyderabad campus. The
search is for scholars who can support and take forward the Early Literacy
Initiative that the Azim Premji School of Education at TISS Hyderabad is
launching with support from the Navjbhai Ratan Tata Trust.
What we offer: TISS provides a challenging and fulfilling academic
environment and nurtures a joyful work culture. A high degree of freedom
and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and creativity in the Institute
facilitating strong linkages between education, research, public policy,
advocacy and outreach. TISS facilitates individual professional growth by
offering ample opportunities to scholars to teach, and undertake
collaborative research with organisations.
What we expect: Faculty recruited will be required to involve themselves in
the range of activities that will help meet the three-fold objective of the Early
Literacy Initiative, i.e. (i) Build capacities for engaging with early literacy at
multiple levels including of students, teachers, teacher educators and
researchers; (ii) Engage in knowledge building by undertaking research and
developing materials for use by practitioners and (iii) Engage in national
level dialogues and advocacy on early literacy issues.
Candidate Profile: Candidates with an excellent track record in academics,
good experience of teaching and research and ability to motivate and mentor
young people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
1. Professor (1 position)
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent Degree in
Education/allied/relevant discipline and at least 10 years of teaching
experience along with published work in the area of one’s specialisation.
The selected individual is expected to be located in Hyderabad and to lead
and carry through the broad scope of activities envisaged under the Early
Literacy Initiative, including teaching courses in early literacy, building
capacities, undertaking research, guiding research and engaging in advocacy
work for strengthening early literacy in the country.
2. Associate Professor (1 position)
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree in
Education/allied/relevant disciplineand at least 8 years of teaching
experience or experience of working in the areas of early literacy or early
childhood. The candidate selected to fill in this position should have strong
research background and publications in the relevant domain. The candidate
will be expected to teach courses on early childhood/early literacy/language
educationin the MA and M.Phil Education programmes and also undertake
research in early literacy.
3. Assistant Professors (2 positions)
Applicants should have Masters degree in Education (MA in Education or
M.Ed) and at least 4 years of relevant work experience. Candidates selected
in this position will contribute to teaching in the MA Education programme,
building capacities of teachers/teacher educators and supporting the
research taken up as part of the Early Literacy Initiative.
4. Research Fellows (2 positions)
Applicants with B.Ed and at least 2 years of experience or those with MA in
Education or M.Ed. may apply for the position of Research Fellow. Selected
candidates will work directly with the Faculty teaching and researching in the
domain of early literacy. A Research Fellow will receive Rs. 12,000 as monthly
The eligibility details are as follows:
i) Good academic record
ii) Regional language expertise in languages such as Telugu, Marathi,
Kannada, and/or areas such as language related disabilities (e.g., dyslexia,
etc.) is desirable.
About the Positions:
All positions are offered for a period of 3 years with an option of renewal.
Candidates can apply and through due processes move into permanent
status based on the availability of UGC positions in the current and
forthcoming Plan periods. Performance is reviewed each year. TISS follows
6th Pay scales, provides health cover for the individual and family.
The Institute reserves the right to not fill up the vacancies advertised.
Since applications received may be short listed, merely possessing the
prescribed qualifications and the requisite experience would not entitle
a person to be called for interview.
No queries or correspondence regarding issue of call letter for
interview / selection of candidates for the post will be entertained at
any stage and canvassing in any form is strictly prohibited and will lead
to the candidate being debarred from consideration for the post.
The institute reserves the right to relax qualification of the candidate
based on the work experience.
No TA / DA is payable for appearing for the interview.
Please send your curriculum vitae (including a statement of your interest in
and eligibility for the post applied) along with two recent publications or
writing samples (as a PDF attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy
marked to email@example.com
Application will be accepted till 28th May 2015 upto 5pm IST.
Intimation to short listed candidates will take place before 3rdJune 2015
Interviews will be conducted in the second week of June 2015 at TISS
Selected candidates are expected to join in the first week of July 2015 or
earlier if they can. Place on the subject line – Your name – Faculty position
All queries pertaining to these positions may be addressed to
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com
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May 8, 2015