JNU Faculty Job Vacancy May 2015: in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology & Nano science


Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor Job Vacancy in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi: Notification, May 2015, Advt.No. RC/50/2015

The JNU has openings for faculty positions at the level of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the areas of specialization as indicated against each. The essential qualifications/ scales of pay for these positions are given below. Candidates with good academic record, teaching/research experience and working in related areas of research are encouraged to apply. University also solicits applications from candidates with research interests that are interdisciplinary.

Vacancies in Biological/Life Science at a glance

JNU DepartmentsPost/PositionNo. of VacanciesCategory
School of BiotechnologyProfessor1Unreserved
Associate Professor2Unreserved
Assistant Professor1SC
Assistant Professor1OBC
Centre for Molecular MedicineAssociate Professor2SC 1, ST 1
Centre for Nano SciencesProfessor1Unreserved
Associate Professor
(Exp. Nano Biology)
1Unreserved
Associate Professor
(Nano-chemistry)
1Unreserved

Last date of application submission: 25/05/2015

Download application form for:

            Professor & Associate Professor (MS Word  –  PDF)

            Assistant Professor (MS Word PDF)

Essential qualifications

Professor

Scale of pay: Rs. 37400-67000 (PB-4) AGP Rs. 10000

  1. An eminent scholar with a doctoral degree in the concerned/allied/relevant discipline and published work of high quality, and actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of ten publications as books and/or research/policy papers.
  2. A minimum of ten years experience in teaching at University/College Level, and/or research at a University/National level institution, including experience of guiding research at doctoral level.
  3. Contribution to educational innovation, design of new curricula and courses, and technology-mediated teaching process.
  4. A minimum score as indicated in the Academic Performance Indicator (API) based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) as set out in the UGC Regulations, 2010.

For direct recruitment of Professor in the University, consolidated API scores of 400 points is required along with other specified eligibility qualifications stipulated in the Regulations 2010. Interview criterion, out of 100 points, shall be as follows:

a)     Academic Background 20%

b)     Research Performance and quality of publications 40%

c)      Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Skills 20%

d)     Interview Performance: 20%

Associate Professor

Scale of Pay: Rs. 37400-67000 (PB-4) AGP Rs. 9000

  1. Good academic record with doctoral degree in concerned or allied/relevant discipline.
  2. A Masters degree with at least 55% of marks or an equivalent grade of ‘B’ in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E.
  3. A minimum of eight years experience of teaching and/or research in an academic/research position equivalent to that of Assistant Professor in a University/College or Accredited Research Institution, excluding the period of doctoral research, with some distinction in the areas of scholarship as evidenced by quality of a minimum of five publications as books and/or research/policy papers.
  4. Contribution to educational innovation, design of new courses, curricula, and technology-mediated teaching/learning process and/or evidence of having guided doctoral candidates and/or research students.
  5. A minimum score as indicated in the Academic Performance Indicator (API) based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) as set out in the UGC Regulations, 2010.

For direct recruitment of Associate Professor in the University, consolidated API scores of 300 points is required along with other specified eligibility qualifications stipulated in the Regulations 2010. Interview criterion, out of 100 points, shall be as follows:

a)     Academic Background 20%

b)     Research Performance and quality of publications 40%

c)      Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Skills 20%

d)     Interview Performance: 20%

Assistant Professor

Scale of Pay: Rs. 15600-39100 (PB-3) AGP Rs. 6000

  1. Good academic record with at least 55% marks or, an equivalent grade of ‘B’ in the 7 point scale with letter grades O,A,B,C,D,E and F at the Master’s Degree level, in a relevant subject from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from accredited foreign University.
  2. M.Phil and Ph.D. in the relevant field prescribed in appropriate cases, a desirable or essential qualification. The minimum qualifications shall not be relaxed even if a candidate has research degrees like M.Phil or Ph.D.
  3. Qualification in the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lecturers conducted by the UGC, CSIR or a similar test  accredited by the UGC (disciplines in which NET is not conducted are exempted from this condition).
  4. Candidates who have been awarded the Ph.D. degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of qualification in the NET.

For direct recruitment of Assistant Professor in the University, weightages to be considered for selection along with other specified eligibility qualifications shall be as stipulated in the Regulations 2010. Interview criterion, out of 100 points, shall be as follows:

a)     Academic Record and Research Performance: 50%

b)     Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching skills: 30%

c)      Interview Performance: 20%

HOW TO APPLY:

Application Form can be obtained/submitted in person on payment of Rs. 500/- by demand draft from candidates belonging to General & OBC category or can be obtained by post by sending a demand draft for Rs. 520/- (Rs. 500/- plus Rs. 20/- postal charges for General & OBC category). Payable on any nationalized bank in favour of the Finance Officer, Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi (non-refundable) to The Section Officer, Recruitment Cell, Room No. 131-132, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067.

The application form can also be downloaded from JNU website: www.jnu.ac.in and the duly filled-in application form can be submitted along with the demand draft of Rs. 500/- in case of General and OBC category to the University at the above address.

There is no application fee for SC/ST/PH candidates. They can also obtain the application form in person by producing the copy of the caste certificate.

Details of Posts and Essential qualifications

(1). SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (SBT)

Professor (Unreserved)

Essential qualification: Specialization in any one of the areas, Medicinal Chemistry/Eukaryotic Molecular Biology/ Genetic Engineering/ neurobiology/ Developmental Biology/ Bioengineering/ Biochemical Engineering/ Plant Biology/ Stem Cell Biology/ Structural Biology/ Systems Biology/ Chemical Biology.

Desirable: Teaching experience at Post Graduate level.

Associate Professor (Two Posts) (Both Unreserved)

Essential qualifications:  Specialization in any one of the areas, Medicinal  Chemistry/Eukaryotic Molecular Biology/ Genetic Engineering/ neurobiology/ Developmental Biology/ Bioengineering/ Biochemical Engineering/ Plant Biology/ Stem Cell Biology/ Structural Biology/ Systems Biology/ Chemical Biology.

Assistant Professor (Reserved for SC)

Essential qualifications: Specialization in any one of the areas, Medicinal Chemistry/Eukaryotic Molecular Biology/ Genetic Engineering/neurobiology/ Developmental Biology/ Bioengineering/ Biochemical Engineering/ Plant Biology/ Stem Cell Biology/ Structural Biology/ Systems Biology/ Chemical Biology.

Assistant Professor (Chemical & Synthetic Biology) (Reserved for OBC) (Backlog Reserved Vacancy)

Essential qualifications: In the broad area of chemical and synthetic biology emphasizing chemical, physical and engineering approaches to problems in biology.

(2). SPECIAL CENTRE FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE (SCMM)

Associate Professor (Two Posts) (One Reserved for SC and One for ST) (Backlog Reserved Vacancies)

Essential qualifications: Structural Biology/Computational Biology, Physiology & Nutrition, Stem Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics related to human diseases, cardiovascular diseases, Biomarker discovery and Metabolomics, Proteomics, Genomics.  Candidates with Ph.D. and relevant post-doctoral experience in the above area(s) of Molecular Medicine as evidenced by excellent and consistent publication record in the relevant fields with strong motivation for teaching and research are encouraged to apply. Medical graduates with significant contribution in the related areas of research are highly encouraged to apply. MBBS/BVSc or equivalent with MD/M.VSc/Ph.D. and publications in international peer-reviewed journals in relevant subjects are essential.

(3). SPECIAL CENTRE FOR NANO SCIENCES (SCNS)

Professor in Nano-biotechnology (Unreserved) (Backlog Vacancy)

Essential qualifications: M. Sc. in Biological Sciences and Ph. D in the area of Nano-biotechnology as evidenced from published work. Applicant must have published extensively in the area of Nano Science and Technology applied to biological field in high impact journals. Other terms and conditions are as per the minimum qualification criterion defined by the UGC Regulations.

Associate Professor in Experimental Nano-biology (Unreserved)

Essential qualifications: The candidate should have obtained Masters and Ph. D Degree in Biological Sciences. Applicant must have published consistently and extensively in the area of Nano Science and Technology in high impact journals out of which at least 5 publications should have appeared in preceding five years. Other terms and conditions are as per the minimum qualification criterion defined by the UGC Regulations.

Desirable: Experience in guiding research as evidenced from thesis awarded under the guidance of the applicant.

Associate Professor in Chemistry of Nano-materials (Experimental) (Unreserved)

Essential qualifications: The candidate should have obtained Masters and Ph. D Degree in Chemical Sciences. Applicant must have published consistently and extensively in the area of Nano Science and Technology in high impact journals out of which at least 5 publications should have appeared in preceding five years. Other terms and conditions are as per the minimum qualification criterion defined by the UGC Regulations.

Desirable: Experience in guiding research as evidences from thesis awarded under the guidance of the applicant.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Application form duly filled, in all respect by the candidate must be supported by self-attested copies of all certificates, Mark Sheets, evidence of teaching, research experience and M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D./NET certificates, copies of reprints of published articles, certificate containing the record of date of birth, etc. DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED WITH THE APPLICATION MAY BE SECURELY TAGGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER TO AVOID LOSS IN HANDLING.
  • Incomplete application form without signature of candidate or without the prescribed fee shall summarily be rejected.
  • The University reserves the right to: (i) Draw panel(s) for future appointment(s) in the event of non-joining of candidate(s) within the stipulated time. (ii) Consider the applications received after the last date; but eligibility will be determined as on the last date of submission of application. (iii)Once the interview for the post is fixed, no application after that date will be considered for that post. (iv) Consider candidates applying from abroad or from PH category for Skype interview; and (v) Not to fill up any of the advertised positions.
  • Qualifications and other conditions applicable are subject to UGC regulations 2010 as amended from time to time.
  • The period of time spent by the candidates to acquire M.Phil and/or Ph.D. Degree shall not be considered as research experience.
  • Relaxation in educational qualifications, experience, age, etc. to the reserved category candidates will be permissible as per Government of India rules.
  • The candidates applying under PWD Category are required to submit the Disability Certificate issued by the competent authority in the format prescribed by Government of India for this purpose.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category must submit appropriate certificates issued by the competent authority recently. In the case of OBC reservations, recent certificate should be issued from competent authority particularly with reference to Non–creamy layer. Those who fail to submit the required certificate(s) will be treated as General Category, subject to fulfillment of other terms & conditions.
  • The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the 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 and it will not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates, the University, at its discretion, may restrict the number of candidates to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications/experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
  • Advt. No., Post number and post applied for should be clearly indicated on the application form.
  • Separate Application Form (Bio-Data Form) is required to be filled up for each post. The Application Form (Bio-Data Form) is obtainable from the Recruitment Cell or to be accessed from JNU Website: www.jnu.ac.in.
  • Those already in Government service should forward their application through proper channel.
  • Candidates applying for the post of Professor and Associate Professor are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the minimum API Scores prescribed minimum essential qualifications as well as the specializations/desirable qualifications etc. and attach evidence thereon.  The list of refereed Journals (Classified in Category A, B, C & D) of all Schools/Centres/Special Centres of the University have been uploaded on the JNU website under “Career” option for the reference of the candidates.
  • The eligibility of the candidates will be determined on the basis of qualifications/Experience/publications etc. acquired by them upto the last date fixed for receipt of applications.
  • The University reserves the right to modify/withdraw/cancel any communication made to the candidate(s) at any stage in case of any inadvertent mistake in the process of selection may be detected even after issue of appointment letter.
  • The University shall verify the antecedents or documents submitted by a candidate at any time of appointment or during the tenure of the service. In case, it is detected that the documents submitted by the candidates are fake or the candidate has undesirable clandestine/antecedents and has suppressed the said information, then his/her service shall be terminated.
  • The applications should reach the University at the address given below within one month from the date of publication of this advertisement in the Employment News. The advertisement shall be published in the 25 April, 2015 issue of the Employment News. The last date for receipt of applications is 25 May, 2015.
  • A candidate, who has applied earlier informally and sent his/her bio-data/academic vitae earlier to the Vice-Chancellor or any other competent authority of the University, must apply by following the procedure.
  • Candidates are advised to submit their applications well in time and do not wait for the last date of receipt of applications. The University will not be responsible for postal delays etc. and no correspondence/queries will be entertained from candidates on this account.
  • The University reserves the right to alter/insert any corrections/additions in the advertisement/website in the event of any typographical error etc. before the last date prescribed for the receipt of applications, for which the candidates are advised to be in the lookout for announcements in the website: www.jnu.ac.in

Disclaimer: This post is based on the official notification (Advt. No. RC/50/2015) on JNU website…

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