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18 May 2016

South Asian University LS/Biotech Faculty Jobs 2016

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Job Title Professor ─ Faculty of Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Job ID 1007

Location SAU New Delhi Campus

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Who May Apply

The South Asian University (SAU) is looking for Professors who are eminent scholars, and whose research and teaching interests will expand or complement the existing academic programs of the university. Citizens of the eight SAARC Member States as well as any other country outside SAARC are encouraged to apply for these positions. Positions are open to citizens preferably from SAARC countries, other than India. However, candidates from other Countries can also apply. The candidates from under-represented countries among SAARC Member States shall be preferred. Selected candidates from countries other than India will be sponsored for work visa in India. Interested candidates may apply online in the prescribed form.


  1. In all matters, faculty members will follow University Rules, Regulations and Bye-laws laid down by the Executive Council and Governing Board from time to time.

  1. The Academic Calendar followed by the University is:

Monsoon Semester July 26 to December 10

Winter Semester January 11 to May 25

Summer Vacation May 26 to July 25

Winter Vacation December 11 to January 10

SAU follows a 40-hour work week with holidays on Saturdays and Sundays and some other notified holidays. The average weekly teaching load may vary from 4 to 10 hours of actual class-room teaching. Tutorial / laboratory contact hours may be extra. Teachers are expected to regularly update the contents of the courses they teach in view of the new knowledge that becomes available from time to time in their areas of teaching and research. In addition, they will evaluate the performance of students and conduct / guide their research work.

  1. A faculty member is expected to:

  • Apply for and obtain external funding to enable development of independent research as well as to develop links with other departments across the University and elsewhere.
  • Have the ability to teach effectively over a range of topics at the post-graduate level, not exclusively in the area of his/her research expertise, in lectures, lab sessions and tutorials.
  • Supervise the research of students registered for a Master’s or M.Phil/Ph.D. program.
  1. Faculty members are also expected to contribute to various institution-building tasks implicit in the growth of SAU. For example, faculty colleagues may be called upon to share some administrative responsibilities including working on various university committees, and expert groups, participating / overseeing extra-curricular activities of students or other duties assigned by the University authorities from time to time. Faculty members may also be required to devote part of the vacation period for work related to admissions and evaluation.


A Professor should be an eminent scholar with evidence of outstanding scholarship and international recognition.

Essential Qualifications

Ph.D. degree from a recognized University/Institution; and Master’s Degree in relevant subject area with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade (for Science subjects); OR with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade (for Social Science and Humanities). Post-doctoral research and/or postgraduate teaching experience of at least 12 years (excluding the period spent for obtaining the research degree).


  1. Post-Ph.D. experience will only be counted if the experience was not obtained while pursuing Ph.D. or other degrees, and was acquired on a regular confirmed position and/or regular full time contractual position with responsibilities of full-time teaching/ research.

  1. Experience of teaching at the undergraduate level will not be considered as relevant experience.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. High quality research publications in journals of repute.

  2. Experience in guiding doctoral research and a productive research group

  3. For laboratory based research in sciences, proven ability to get research funding from National / International granting agencies.

Other Provisions

Research and teaching experience during the period a candidate is registered for obtaining Ph.D. degree, will not be considered as relevant experience. However, if a candidate with an M.Phil / M.Tech degree was involved in the teaching of post- graduate courses as a regular faculty before enrolling for Ph.D degree, half of the period of such teaching experience will be considered as a relevant experience.

Other Information

Selection Process

All applications will be screened by a committee of experts that will shortlist candidates based upon their academic record and research output. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. Ability to teach and communicate effectively with students will form an important component of the assessment of a candidate for a faculty position. Candidates from outside India who are unable to attend the interview will be interviewed through Video-conferencing / Skype.

Salary, Benefits and Incentives

  1. Salary package being offered by SAU is highly attractive, compared to what faculty members are offered in Central or State Universities in India. The annual basic salary range at SAU is US$ 30,000 to 40,000 for the position of Professor. Selected candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria of qualifications and experience will be offered a basic salary in the beginning of the pay range. Higher starting basic salary may be offered to candidates with significantly greater experience than the minimum required for the position.

  1. Allowances: To the basic salary will be added a dearness allowance (currently 98% of the basic salary, revised twice every year), House rent allowance (25% of the basic) and contribution to pension fund (10% of the basic salary) as per rules.

  1. Annual increment: A 3% annual increment in basic salary will be provided.

  1. Tax exemption: Salary and allowances of faculty members of SAU are exempt from Indian income tax.

  1. Recurring Research Grant (RRG): The University provides a sum of US $ 2000 per year to all faculty members as “Recurring Research Grant”. These funds may be used for buying books, research material and professional travel to attend conferences, seminars, workshops and field work.

  1. Start-up funds: For faculty members whose research-work depends upon the availability of substantial research funds, there is a provision of a start-up research grant for up to first three years, as a stop-gap measure for the period in which they shall be required to apply for their own research grants from national and international granting agencies.

  1. Health coverage: The University offers health benefit schemes as per SAU Rules/ Regulations.

  1. Relocation allowance: Newly appointed faculty members are entitled to a relocation allowance for travel to Delhi along with their family members, and for covering the cost of transporting household goods and luggage as per SAU Regulations. The allowance (upper limit of one month’s basic salary) will be payable upon submission of receipts of actual expenses on travel and transportation of household goods.

  1. Carry home salaries: Salaries are paid in Indian Rupees. On the minimum of the salary ranges mentioned above, the salary of a Professor would be approximately INR 3,64,605 per month (inclusive of basic salary, DA and HRA but exclusive of Pension Fund Contribution) at the current dollar exchange rate of US$ 65.40. As mentioned above salaries and allowances are exempt from Indian Income Tax.

  1. At the time of initial recruitment at entry level, the faculty member will be offered a contract appointment for five years. At the end of the contract period, the academic performance, in addition to contribution to University corporate life, of the faculty member will be evaluated. A favorable assessment will result in regularization of the services of the faculty member.

  2. Visa: SAU will sponsor selected candidates, who are not citizens of India, for special SAU Visa from the Government of India

  3. Leave: SAU has provision for duty leave, casual leave, earned leave, medical leave and sabbatical leave as per the University’s Rules, Regulations and Byelaws.

General Conditions

Please note the following general conditions about the selection process for faculty positions. The University reserves the right :

  1. to fix criteria for screening the applications so as to reduce the number of candidates to be called for interview;

  2. to consider candidates who may not have applied formally for a position;

  3. to offer the post at a level lower than that advertised, depending upon the qualifications, experience and performance of the candidates in the interview;

  4. to draw reserve panel(s) against the possible vacancies in the future;

  5. to relax any of the desirable qualifications/experience/age at its discretion;

  6. not to fill up any or all the advertised posts;

  7. to modify/change the qualification/age limit and experience criteria for any position - even after publication of this advertisement;

  8. to emphasize that the prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum ones and mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. Where the number of applications received in response to an advertisement is large, the University at its discretion may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview on the basis of qualifications/experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement;

  9. to disqualify any candidate who indulges in canvassing of any kind;.

  10. to modify/withdraw/cancel any communication made to the candidate, in case of any inadvertent mistake in the process of selection which may be detected at any stage before or after the issue of letter of appointment.

In case of any inadvertent error/omission in the details provided herein, University’s Rules / Regulations / Byelaws will prevail.

How To Apply

  1. Please read the instructions and general conditions before preparing and submitting the application form online.

  1. The application form must be submitted through this online portal only.

  2. Application Fee: A fee of US$ 20 or Indian Rs. 1300/- for each application is payable through the online payment process as available on the website by using credit / debit card or net banking. Those who cannot pay the application fee online still need to fill and submit the online application form. They can then courier a bank draft for US$20 or INR1300/- drawn in favour of South Asian University, New Delhi to the Registrar, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan Campus, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. The applicant must write his/her name and post applied for on the reverse side of the bank draft.

  3. This online job application allows you to attach a resume and has a number of sections, ranging from job preferences to work experience. The step-by-step process will guide you through the application.

  4. In Step 2 of the process:

    • Upload a copy of your latest CV with complete list of books, research publications, research grants, patents and award, honors and distinctions.

    • On the Publications page of your CV, please include those, and only those, research publications that were peer-reviewed. Please do not include abstracts, and articles submitted or under preparation. Magazine and newspaper articles should not be included. Hard copies of publications should be posted through regular postal / courier service to: Registrar, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan Campus, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. Please label the envelope with the position applied for.

    • Under “honors, awards and distinctions”, please include only significant national and international recognitions. These would include Elected Fellowships of Prestigious Professional Academies, competitive scholarships, medals, orations, invited memberships to prestigious bodies, and consultancies. Please do not include paid memberships of professional bodies and memberships of internal bodies of the institution where you are working or are employed.

    • Please include a "Publications Summary" in your CV in the following format:                                                                                                                                  

      Publications Summary

      Number of Books

      of Books

      Number of

      Number of book chapters
      Number of

      Number of Research Grants
      Number of
      Presentations in conferences and symposia

  5. In Step 3 of the process:
    • In Attachments, please upload PDF documents only. Apart from your photo & Date of Birth (DOB) certificate, other documents need to be prepared and uploaded:
      • Combine all certificates / degrees etc as one single PDF file and upload as "Transcripts" attachment type.
      • Combine any other documents that you need to submit as one single PDF file and upload as "Others" attachment type.
    • In Work Experience, please fill only those positions that were held for at least 6 months. Also mention last salary drawn.
    • In Publications, please mention up to five of your best publications / books (Include publisher’s name and ISBN no).
    • In References, give details of up to three referees not related to you who should be requested to communicate their support recommendation from their official email IDs to
    • In Education, when adding PhD degree details, please mention your PhD thesis title in the text box titled "Subjects Taken".
    • In Accomplishments, please add your English language skill levels.
  6. Please note that the candidates who are currently employed will have to submit a no-objection certificate from their current employer. This no-objection certificate may be submitted along with the application form itself or at the latest, presented at the time of interview. This certificate is to ensure that selected candidates will be relieved from their current positions without undue delay. Format for this certificate may be downloaded from here
  7. Candidates, who wish to apply for more than one position, should fill up and submit online a separate application form for each position.

  8. The last date for receiving the applications is 20th June 2016.



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