Established by the Government of India in 2010, Nalanda University (NU) is an international post graduate, Liberal Arts and Social Science University based in Rajgir, Bihar, with the mandate to be a global center for academic excellence. It succeeds the ancient University established in the 5th CE with a large student population from China, Korea, Japan and India. NU’s establishment has been welcomed and supported by the participating countries of the East Asia Summit.

The University will commence its academic programme in August 2014 at Rajgir, Bihar with the School of Ecology and Environment Studies and the School of Historical Studies. The University will have a student body from across the world that will represent the best in their field.

The focus areas for the School of Ecology and Environment Studies are: human ecology, hydrology/hydro ecology, disaster management, agriculture  and food, climate change and energy studies. The areas for the School of Historical Studies are: global history, Asian connections, archaeology, art history and economic history.

Specialization in the areas listed for both Schools will be desirable.

Nalanda University invites applications for its inaugural Faculty, in both Schools for the posts of Dean, Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor.

The University seeks outstanding teacher-scholars who are committed to innovative teaching, curriculum development and superior research. Faculty members will also be required to mentor students and supervise theses at the Master, M.Phil and Doctoral level. Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D. In the case of Assistant Professor submission is a prerequisite for being hired. All candidates should have a distinguished record of University level teaching, high quality research and publications in prestigious journals for appointment at the various levels in the Schools. They must also demonstrate their commitment to promote interdisciplinary teaching, undertake scholarly research and publication, and engage in service to the Schools and the University.

For information about the university and complete details of the positions please visit the website:

Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary will be internationally competitive. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

Deadline: 25 January 2014.

Review of applications/nominations will begin from early January 2014 and will continue until the posts are filled. The University may invite applications from accomplished scholars.

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