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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Academic Dean

Posted By on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

iNurture is a company that is uniquely positioned in the Education space in India. It partners with universities to create and conduct UG and PG courses on their campuses powered by content that is industry endorsed using contemporary pedagogue, with trained faculty who are subject matter experts, usually with industry experience on the subjects that they are teaching.

The company has seen three rounds of venture capital funding via Gujarat Ventures Limited, Ascent Capital and the last round via Bertelsmann.

With a core business model that has been proven, the company is now poised to scale both its classroom presence across locations, extend its expertise into blended and online distance education and also into University services, all as part of a phased expansion. iNurture is today managing around 150 classrooms across its partners which are expected to reach 500 in next 3 yrs.

We are now setting up a new campus in Kigali, Rwanda for which we are looking at recruiting few leadership positions such as Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Dean, Controller of Exam etc...

Job Position: Academic Dean

Job Description;
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Faculty/ School. Deans report directly to the Pro Vice Chancellor/ Deputy Vice Chancellor. The Departments dealing with allied subjects could be grouped into faculties/ schools. Each of the faculty/ schools will be headed by Deans who exercise supervision over the academic divisions of the University: the Faculty/ School of Life Science, Faculty/ School of Commerce, Faculty/ School of Management Studies, Faculty/ School of Information Technology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Students Welfare. Each dean will assign instructional and other responsibilities of respective faculty; recruits faculty; recommends promotions, tenure, and salaries for the faculty; supervises faculty-student relationships; develops budget requests and controls budgeted funds; and is responsible for the academic excellence of the individual unit.

Emoluments and Terms and Conditions of Service;
The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Deans shall be as may be prescribed by Rules of the university.
  •     Dean - Humanities and Social Sciences
  •     Dean – Life Science
  •     Dean – Commerce
  •     Dean – Management
  •     Dean – Information Technology (IT)
  1. A doctorate qualification in a relevant degree
  2. Must be a highly visible, creative, innovative and imaginative individual that reaches out to the University and overall community through organizing activities and programmes such as cultural galas and festivals
  3. A track record of teaching, research, publication with distinctive experience in leadership administration
  4. Proven experience in writing grant proposals and obtaining academic grants.
  5. A broad knowledge of the faculty’s diverse disciplines including music, history, modern language, sociology, psychology and environmental studies.
  6. A clear vision for on line education and distance education for the Faculty.
  7. Sensitivity and commitment to living in an international and multicultural environment would be advantageous.
  8. Commitment to the maintenance of high standards of ethical behaviour among staff and students.
  9. Ability to liaise with donors and funding agencies to mobilise financial resources to promote the faculty.
  10. Strong communication skills
  11. Ability to meet deadlines under workload constraints
  12. Ability to mentor junior colleagues and students to conduct and publish cutting-edge research
  1. Responsible for generating a direction and path for the Faculty by developing long term objectives and strategies.
  2. Ensuring that appropriate systems to support strategic objectives are developed and implemented through formulation of budgets, resource allocation, total quality management, external income generation, staffing matters and community liaison.
  3. Developing professional relationships at all levels within the organization and externally with appropriate stakeholders to enrich the training programmes offered by the Faculty.
  4. Integrating technology into learning environment for courses within the Faculty.
  5. Leading the development of course curriculum and review.
  6. Developing long -term staff plans taking into account retirements, professional development of faculty members and recruitment of new staff.
  7. Developing and reviewing overall university academic policies.
  8. Allocating adequate teaching load to qualified teaching staff within the Faculty where necessary recommending for the appointment of part time staff.
  9. Encouraging improvement in teaching and professional development among all members of the faculty.
  10. Building and maintaining close relationships with alumni and the community and other stakeholders.
  11. Operating as a member of various university committees including Senate.
How To Apply;
Interested candidates can send their application letter and CV on this email address:

Contact Person: Mr. Kiran Kumar P
Contact No: +91 9611129680

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