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Why work at Krea?

Krea University’s vision is to address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, and set a global benchmark in higher education in the coming years. We’re looking at a dynamic team to be part of this momentous journey.

Krea University offers you

  • The opportunity to co-create our unique Interwoven Learning approach
  • The chance to play an important role in institution building and be part of the growing education space in India
  • Benefits commensurate with best practices in the industry
  • The autonomy to pursue your research objectives
  • Unwavering commitment to academic freedom in publishing, teaching & research, as defined by the University guidelines
  • Top of the line admin support to ensure a smooth day-to-day working environment

Vice-Chancellor Search

Krea University’s current Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sunder Ramaswamy will be returning to the US at the end of his term in summer 2021.

The search for Krea University’s next vice-chancellor is closed

Faculty – IFMR GSB

Title : Assistant Professor – Data Science & Information Systems

No.of Position : 1

Job Location : IFMR GSB, Sri City Campus: # 5655, Central Express Way Sector 24, Sri City Chittoor – 517 646, A.P

Educational Qualification:PhD in Computer Science / Information Systems

Salary:As per the university policy

Who can apply:

We are looking for applicants who hold a PhD in computer science/information systems from a reputable university and show evidence of quality research in the form of published/accepted journal papers/conference proceedings.

Applicants should be able and willing to teach some or all of the following topics:

  1. Introductory programming in Python and R,
  2. Data management (RDBMS and NoSQL),
  3. Machine learning, particularly deep learning.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Data Science & Information Systems

Job Description:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Data Science & Information Systems, publish in research journals, participate in academic activities such as supervising student research work, and engage in professional activities including presenting research papers in academic conferences.

Application requirements:

Please send an email to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the following documents:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in IFMR GSB, Krea University.
  2. Long form Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Short biography (maximum one page, approx. 300 words).
  4. Statement of your teaching approach and courses taught.
  5. Course evaluations (if available).
  6. Statement of research trajectory.
  7. Sample of writing.
  8. Reference letters (minimum of 3) – Letter of reference should be directly emailed to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.inwith cc to dean@krea.edu.in with the subject line [Reference_ ]

 

Title : Assistant / Associate Professor – Strategy

No.of Position : 1

Job Location: IFMR GSB, Sricity Campus: # 5655, Central Express Way Sector 24, Sri City Chittoor – 517 646, A.P.

Educational Qualification: Management or a closely related discipline from a reputed institution

Salary: As per the university policy

Who can apply:

We are looking for applicants with a PhD in Management or a closely related discipline from a reputed institution, with a research focus, and a teaching interest, in Strategic Management. The applicant should have published in high-quality research journals and taught Strategy courses at well-regarded academic institutions. Applicants with relevant industry experience, in addition to academic experience, are also invited to apply.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Strategy

Job Description:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Strategy, publish in research journals, participate in academic activities such as supervising student research work, and engage in professional activities including presenting research papers in academic conferences.

Application requirements:

Please send an email to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the following documents:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in IFMR GSB, Krea University.
  2. Long form Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Short biography (maximum one page, approx. 300 words).
  4. Statement of your teaching approach and courses taught.
  5. Course evaluations (if available).
  6. Statement of research trajectory.
  7. Sample of writing.
  8. Reference letters (minimum of 3) – Letter of reference should be directly emailed to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.inwith cc to dean@krea.edu.in with the subject line [Reference_ ]

Title : Associate Professor/ Professor – Strategy

No.of Positions : 1 or 2

Job Location : IFMR GSB, Sricity Campus: # 5655, Central Express Way Sector 24, Sri City Chittoor – 517 646, A.P.

Educational Qualification: Management or a closely related discipline from a reputed institution

Salary: As per the university policy

Who can apply:

We are looking for applicants with a PhD in Management or a closely related discipline from a reputed institution, with a research focus, and a teaching interest, in Strategic Management. The applicant should have published in high-quality research journals and taught Strategy courses at well-regarded academic institutions. Applicants with relevant industry experience, in addition to 10+ years of academic experience, are also invited to apply.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Strategy, mentoring PhD students, developing curriculum, and teaching Executives.

Job Description:

The faculty member will be teach MBA and PhD courses and in the Executive programme, publish in high quality research journals, participate in academic activities such as supervising student research work, engage in professional activities including presenting research papers in academic conferences, and lead efforts /participate actively in institution building services.

Application requirements:

Please send an email to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the following documents:

  1. Cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in IFMR GSB, Krea University.
  2. Long form Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Short biography (maximum one page, approx. 300 words).
  4. Statement of your teaching approach and courses taught.
  5. Course evaluations (if available).
  6. Statement of research trajectory.
  7. Sample of writing.
  8. Reference letters (minimum of 3) – Letter of reference should be directly emailed to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the subject line [Reference_ ]

Title : Assistant  / Associate Professors– Finance

No.of Position : 2

Job Location : : IFMR GSB, Sri City Campus: # 5655, Central Express Way Sector 24, Sri City Chittoor – 517 646, A.P

Educational Qualification: PhD in Finance

Salary:As per the university policy

Who can apply:

We are looking for applicants with a PhD in Finance or a closely related discipline from a reputed institution, with a research focus and teaching interest. The applicant should have published in high-quality research journals and taught Finance courses at well-regarded academic institutions. Applicants with a quantitative finance background, relevant industry experience, in addition to the academic experience, are also invited to apply.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Finance

Job Description:

The faculty member will be accountable for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Finance, publish in research journals, participate in academic activities such as supervising student research work and engage in professional activities including presenting research papers in academic conferences.

Application requirements:

Please send an email to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the following documents:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in IFMR GSB, Krea University.
  2. Long form Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Short biography (maximum one page, approx. 300 words).
  4. Statement of your teaching approach and courses taught.
  5. Course evaluations (if available).
  6. Statement of research trajectory.
  7. Sample of writing.
  8. Reference letters (minimum of 3) – Letter of reference should be directly emailed to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.inwith cc to dean@krea.edu.in with the subject line [Reference_ ]

Title : Associate Professor / Professor – Finance

No.of Positions : 1 or 2

Job Location: : IFMR GSB, Sri City Campus: # 5655, Central Express Way Sector 24, Sri City Chittoor – 517 646, A.P

Educational Qualification: PhD in Finance

Salary: As per the university policy

Who can apply:

We are looking for applicants with a PhD in Finance or a closely related discipline from a reputed institution, with a research focus and teaching interest. The applicant should have published in high-quality research journals and taught Corporate Finance courses at well-regarded academic institutions. Candidates with professional courses like CA, ACMA or FRM, CFA  will have an added advantage. Applicants with a quantitative finance background, relevant industry experience, in addition to the academic experience, are also invited to apply.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Corporate Finance, mentoring PhD students, developing curriculum, and teaching Executives.

Job Description:

The faculty member will be accountable for teaching MBA and PhD courses in Corporate Finance, publish in high quality research journals, participate in academic activities such as supervising student research work, engage in professional activities including presenting research papers in academic conferences, and lead efforts /participate actively in institution building services.

Application requirements:

Please send an email to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the following documents:

  1. Cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in IFMR GSB, Krea University.
  2. Long form Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Short biography (maximum one page, approx. 300 words).
  4. Statement of your teaching approach and courses taught.
  5. Course evaluations (if available).
  6. Statement of research trajectory.
  7. Sample of writing.
  8. Reference letters (minimum of 3) – Letter of reference should be directly emailed to ifmrgsb_facapp@krea.edu.in with cc to gsb.dean@krea.edu.in with the subject line [Reference_ ]

Research Openings

Krea

Title : Krea Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location : Krea University, Sri City Campus: # 5655, Central Express Way Sector 24, Sri City Chittoor – 517646, A.P.

Remuneration : The remuneration package is competitive.

Who can apply:

To fulfil its research mandate, Krea University invites applications for postdoctoral positions from interested candidates who have received their PhDs in the last three years. The fellowship will be offered for 12 months.

Responsibilities:

With its philosophy of interwoven and engaged learning, Krea encourages interdisciplinary research in all domains. Postdoctoral fellows at Krea are expected to actively contribute to the academic activities of the university in their respective disciplines and beyond.

Application requirements:

If you are interested in contributing to the academic ambience at Krea, please send a copy of your application to:

Research Council, Krea University

Email: postdocapplications@krea.edu.in

Your CV should inform us about your personal details, academic achievements, research interests, the research plan that you wish to pursue at Krea, publications, and names and contact details of two referees. You should send up to three of your most prestigious publications. Include a cover letter and any other information that will help us understand you better.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

LEAD

Title : Economist – Financial Inclusion

Employer: LEAD at Krea University

Location: New Delhi, India

Assignment type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

About LEAD at Krea University

LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act), leverages the power of research, innovation and co-creation to solve complex and pressing challenges in development. LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. LEAD is a collaborative hub that brings experts from diverse disciplines and sectors together to develop innovative solutions by harnessing innovation, technology and analytics.

Krea University is an emerging liberal arts institution offering multidisciplinary undergraduate programs which equip students to find their niche in the fluid, interconnected world of development. The world-class University is home to the School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences (SIAS), IFMR Graduate School of Business and LEAD.

About the Role

LEAD has been instrumental in shaping financial inclusion policy and practice for over 15 years under different banners, but with the same enthusiasm, rigor, and intellectual curiosity. With an eye to the future, LEAD is positioning itself to expand its role and thought leadership in the sector. For this purpose, we are actively seeking a motivated, organized, and self-driven Economist who will assist the Financial Inclusion Vertical Head in leading, designing, and implementing LEAD’s research agenda in this sector.

We are looking for candidates with a robust understanding of the financial inclusion landscape, and the ability to connect the dots across interrelated themes and issues (gender, social protection, environment, entrepreneurship, etc.). The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, but will also be able to manage and execute research projects in time while maintaining the highest standards of work.

The selected candidate will lead and mentor research staff and work in close collaboration with senior team members to co-develop new research ideas, supervise research projects, and expand the team’s project portfolio. The candidate should have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and be able to present their research to various stakeholders and in various national and, possibly, international platforms through a wide range of mediums. Demonstrated experience conducting applied and experimental research (including conducting and designing evaluations) as well as a strong understanding of financial inclusion is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute the strategic objectives and plan of the Financial Inclusion agenda and portfolio through operational and project management support;
  • Lead and mentor staff in the research team and oversee the work of direct reports (2/3 research managers);
  • Provide technical inputs to research staff on policy relevant research questions and identify knowledge gaps in the research work carried out under this theme;
  • Liaise with policy makers, regulators and academia to identify knowledge gaps and expand the research agenda of the financial inclusion team at LEAD;
  • Be accountable for and provide substantial inputs on project design and implementation;
  • Maintain a positive, constructive and co-creative relationship with LEAD’s stakeholders and partners as well as contribute to growing our network;
  • Work in close collaboration with the team to discuss new research ideas, recent and relevant sector trends and brainstorm on possible ways to expand the financial inclusion agenda of the research team at LEAD;
  • Proactively contribute to policy briefs, blog posts and other publications to consolidate LEAD’s thought leadership in this sector;
  • Contribute to capacity building activities within LEAD.

Background and Qualifications

    • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Sociology, Economics, Development Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, or related disciplines.
    • A minimum of 8 years of work experience (5 years of experience with a PhD) in progressively senior positions in research, monitoring and evaluation, or implementation in the development sector, preferably in financial inclusion (at least 5 years of experience in financial inclusion is required);
    • At least 4 years of experience in applied research and experimental methods;
    • Proven analytical skills, including, specifically, skills working with quantitative data using econometric methods;
  • Excellent knowledge of current developments in inclusive finance, including one or more of the following: micro-insurance and micro-credit, social protection systems (DBTs, G2P), digital financial services, branchless banking.
  • Working experience and knowledge of socio-economic issues, with an understanding og exclusion of various groups, such as women, migrants, tribal groups, from the financial sector and ability to generate strategies to address those issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop research and evaluation plans, sampling frameworks and to implement them;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to manage multi-tasking and propose solutions in a timely manner with nominal supervision;
  • Capacity to maintain an organized and structured work style in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing environments and work with multiple stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to interact with a wide range of individuals from Research Associates, Research Managers, etc. to academics, donors, research institutions, etc.

Application Instructions

  • Deadline: Applications are being accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
  • To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional references.
  • Please direct queries and applications to 
    recruitment-lead@ifmr.ac.in
     with the title “Economist Financial Inclusion ” in the subject line