Ravenshaw University

Cuttack (Odisha)

Advertisement No.  2232   Dt. 23/06/2014

 

Recruitment for faculty positions

 

Ravenshaw, one of the premier educational institutions in the country, was established in 1868 in Cuttack, Odisha. After one hundred and forty years of eventful existence, it was converted into Ravenshaw University by an Act of the State Legislature on November 15, 2006. Thus, as one of the heritage educational institutions, and as a young university, Ravenshaw is a veritable blend of the old and the new.

The Ravenshaw campus with its majestic structures was set up in the year 1919 on the eastern side of Cuttack. After becoming a university, Ravenshaw has acquired another one hundred and forty acres of land on the bank of river Mahanadi to build its second campus for the new disciplines of management and applied sciences.

The old Ravenshaw campus is located very close to the Cuttack Railway Station, and is about a 45 minutes drive from the Bhubaneswar Airport.

As a young university, the old Ravenshaw is now in the throes of preservation and change. Its infrastructure, both academic and physical, is being strengthened and expanded to meet the needs to make it more contemporary, and raise the level of its excellence. As a part of the endeavour, Ravenshaw University is soon going to recruit a brand new faculty for its various disciplines.

Ravenshaw University invites applications for the following faculty positions in various disciplines under different schools. Applications in prescribed format should reach the Registrar, Ravenshaw University latest by the July 22, 2014.

School

Post

No. of Vacancies

UR

ST

SC

SEBC

Total

Life Sciences

Professor

2

--

--

--

2

Reader

5

--

--

--

5

Lecturer

10

4

2

1

17

Physical Sciences

Professor

3

--

--

--

3

Reader

5

--

--

--

5

Lecturer

8

5

3

1

17

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Professor

2

--

--

--

2

Reader

3

--

--

--

3

Lecturer

6

3

1

1

11

Commerce and Management Studies

Professor

2

--

--

--

2

Reader

2

--

--

--

2

Lecturer

5

1

1

--

7

Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

Professor

1

--

--

--

1

Reader

5

--

--

--

5

Lecturer

6

3

2

1

12

Social Sciences

Professor

5

--

--

--

5

Reader

7

--

--

--

7

Lecturer

14

6

3

2

25

Languages

Professor

1

--

--

--

1

Reader

2

--

--

--

2

Lecturer

3

2

1

--

6

* UR- Unreserved; ST- Scheduled Tribe; SC- Scheduled Caste; SEBC- Socially and Educationally Backward Caste.

3% reservation for Persons with Disability (P.W.D) Category in each subject/post will be reserved in accordance with the P.W.D Act, 1995 and Rules made there-under.

·                    Department wise segregation of posts under the schools

2.    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION

1.   Professor

A.  (i)    School of Life Sciences : An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in Botany/ Zoology/ any other branch of Life Sciences/ allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

School of Physical Sciences : An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in Physics/ Astrophysics/ Chemistry/ Nano material/ Nano science/ allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences : An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in Mathematics/ Statistics/ allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

School of Commerce and Management Studies: An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in Commerce/ Management/ allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences : An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in Geology/ Geography/ Atmospheric Science/ Ocean Science/ allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

School of Social Sciences : An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in Philosophy/ Political Science/ International Studies/ Sociology/ Psychology/ Public Policy/ allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

School of Languages : An eminent scholar with Ph.D. qualification(s) in English/ Linguistics / allied/ relevant discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with a minimum of 10 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

            (ii)   A minimum of ten years of teaching experience in university/ college, and/or experience in research at the University/ National level institutions/ industries, including experience of guiding candidates for research at doctoral level.

           

            (iii)  Contribution to educational innovation, design of new curricula and courses, and technology – mediated teaching learning process.

 

            (iv)  A minimum score of 400 points as stipulated in the Academic Performance Indicator (API) based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) in category III (as per UGC Regulations published in Gazette of India on September 18, 2010 and 2nd Amendment vide Letter No. F.1-2/2009 (EC/PS) V(I) Vol-II dated 13 June 2013).

Or

B.    An outstanding professional with established reputation in the relevant field, who has made significant contributions to the knowledge in the concerned/ allied/ relevant discipline, to be substantiated by credentials.

2.      Reader

(i)      School of Life Sciences : Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in Botany/ Zoology/ any other branch of Life Sciences/ allied/ relevant disciplines with specialization in Molecular Biology/ Cytogenetics/ Bio Physics/ Biochemistry/ any other specializations.

School of Physical Sciences : Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in Physics/ Astrophysics/ Chemistry / Nano Material/ Nano science/ allied/ relevant disciplines.

School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences : Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in Mathematics/ Computer Science / Statistics/ allied/ relevant disciplines.

School of Commerce and Management Studies: Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in Commerce/ Management/ allied/ relevant disciplines.

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences : Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in geology/ Geography/ Atmospheric Science/ Ocean Science / allied/ relevant disciplines.

School of Social Sciences : Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in Economics/ Education/ International Studies/ Philosophy/ Public Policy/ Sociology/ Psychology/ allied/ relevant disciplines.

School of Languages : Good academic record with a Ph.D. Degree in English/ Linguistics / allied/ relevant disciplines.

(ii)    A Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed).

(iii)   A minimum of five years of experience of teaching and/or research in an academic/ research position equivalent to that of Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in a University, College or Accredited Research Institution/ industry excluding the period of Ph.D. research with evidence of published work and a minimum of 5 publications as books and/or research/policy papers.

(iv)   Contribution to educational innovation, design of new curricula and courses, and technology – mediated teaching learning process with evidence of having guided doctoral candidates and research students.

(v)     A minimum score of 300 points as stipulated in the Academic Performance Indicator (API) based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) in category III (as per UGC Regulations published in Gazette of India on September 18, 2010 and 2nd Amendment vide Letter No. F.1-2/2009 (EC/PS) V(I) Vol-II dated 13 June 2013).

3.   Lecturer

(i)    School of Life Sciences : Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree level in Botany/ Zoology/ any branch of Life Sciences/ relevant disciplines from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University with specialization in Molecular Biology/ Cytogenetics/ Bio Physics/ Biotechnology/ Photo Biology/ Neurobiology/ Cancer Biology/ Nano Biology/ Virology/ Micro Biology/ Stem Cell Research/ Biochemistry/ Plant Taxonomy/ Ecology/ Environmental Biology/ Plant or Animal Developmental Biology/ Plant Physiology/ Animal Physiology/ any other specializations.

School of Physical Sciences : Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree level in Physics/ Chemistry/ Astrophysics/ relevant disciplines from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University with specialization in Spectroscopy/ Physical Chemistry/ Electro Chemistry/ Theoretical Chemistry/ Nuclear Chemistry/ Computational Physics/ Astrophysics/ Laser and Photonics/ Nano-Material and Nano-Sciences/ any other specializations.

School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences : Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree in Mathematics/ Computer Sciences/ Statistics/ relevant disciplines from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University.

School of Commerce and Management Studies: Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree in Commerce/ Management/ relevant disciplines from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University with specialization in Managerial Economics/ Banking/ Statistics/ Quantitative Methods/ Accountancy/ Taxation/ Finance/ any other specializations .

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences : Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree in Geology/ Geography/ Atmospheric Science/ Ocean Science/ relevant disciplines from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University with specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS/ Disaster Management/ Geomorphology/ any other specializations.

School of Social Sciences : Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree in Economics (specialization in Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ International Trade/ any other specializations) or Education (specialization in Economics of Education/ Early Childhood Care and Education/ Inclusive Education/ any other specializations) or History (specialization in Contemporary Indian History/ Archaeology/ any other specializations) or Political Science (specialization in Political Theory/ any other specializations) or Philosophy (specialization in Indian Philosophy/ any other specializations) or Psychology/ Sociology/ International Studies / any branch of Social Sciences having specialization in History of Science/ Science Policy/ Social Psychology/ Governance/ Education Policy/ Land Management Policy/ any other specializations from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University.

School of Languages : Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% of marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree in English/ relevant disciplines from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University with specialization in Professional Writing/ English Language Teaching/ Classical/Comparative Literature/ any other specializations .

(ii)  Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET/ SET for the respective subjects.

(iii) Notwithstanding anything contained in (i) and (ii) candidates, who are, or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree through a process of admission, registration, course work and external evaluation as laid down in the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009 and so adopted by the university, shall be exempted from NET/ SLET/ SET for recruitment and appointment of Lecturer. Persons, who have registered before 2009 and awarded with Ph.D. degree are also exempted from NET/ SLET/ SET for recruitment and appointment of Lecturer.

NET/ SLET/ SET shall also not be required for such Masters Programmes in disciplines for which NET/ SLET/ SET is not conducted.

(iv) A relaxation of 5% may be provided at the Graduate and Master’s level for the SC/ST/Differently-abled (Physically and Visually Handicapped) candidates for the purpose of eligibility and for assessing good academic record during direct recruitment to teaching positions. Rounding off of marks to make it to 55% or 5% as the case may be through grace mark procedure etc., by universities is not permissible for claiming relaxation.

(v)  A relaxation of 5% may be provided, from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders, who have passed their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

3.       SCALE OF PAY :

1.     Professor: Rs.37400 – 67000 and AGP - Rs.10000

2.     Reader: Rs.15600 – 39100 and AGP - Rs.8000

        (However, applicants who are already in the Pay Band and AGP mentioned above and have completed five years of service will be considered later for Pay Band 37400 - 67000 and AGP Rs.9000). Applicants who are already in AGP of Rs. 9000/-, their salary shall be protected.

3.     Lecturer : Rs.15600 – 39100 and AGP - Rs.6000

4.    HOW TO APPLY :

i.         Application forms are only available in the Ravenshaw University website ‘www.ravenshawuniversity.ac.in’. Applicants are required to download the application form and the API Score Card (for the post of Professor and Reader) from the links ‘APPLICATION FORM’ and ‘API SCORE CARD’ given below.

ii.        Application form API Score Card complete in all respects should be sent to the Registrar, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack-753003, Odisha along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- (Rs.200/- in case of SC/ST/PWD applicants) drawn in favour of the Comptroller of Finance, Ravenshaw University payable at Cuttack by Speed Post/ Registered Post so as to reach on or before the last date (July 22, 2014) of the application.

           The envelope containing application should be superscribed ‘APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF …………. IN THE SCHOOL OF ………………….…….……..’

           However the applicants are advised to send a soft copy of the duly filled in application through email attachment to “registrar@ravenshaw university.ac.in”.

           The applicants staying abroad may send their applications through email attachment. However, they will be required to submit all the testimonials and the bank draft at the time of the interview.

           The application form sent by any other mode will not be accepted.

iii.       The last date of application is 22 July 2014.

5.    APPLICATION FORM

6.    API SCORE CARD

7.    Documents to be submitted along with the application form:

i)       API Score Card (for the post of Professor and Reader);

ii)      Bank Draft for Rs. 500/- (Rs.200/- in case of SC/ST/PWD applicants);

iii)       Attested photo copies of certificates and mark sheets relating to academic qualifications;

iv)       Experience Certificate(s) from concerned authorities;

v)        No Objection Certificate from the present employer;

vi)       SC/ ST/ SEBC/ PWD certificates from competent authorities;

vii)      List of publications including books and articles;

viii)    Copies of the reprints of three best publications.

ix)       Copies of all other certificates on the basis of which API Scores have been calculated.

7.    Other Conditions :

a)      The application form duly filled in by the candidate must be supported by attested copies of all required documents.

b)      It will be open to the university to consider names of suitable candidates who might not have applied.

c)      The university may also consider the applications received from applicants staying abroad in absentia. However, all the credentials, including certificates and testimonials will be verified on selection but before the issue of appointment letters.

d)      Merely fulfilling the minimum qualification does not entitle a candidate to be necessarily considered or called for interview.

e)      Applications received after the last date will not be considered.

f)       University reserves the right not to fill up any of the vacancies advertised if the circumstances so warrant.

g)      Relaxation of any of the qualification may be made in exceptional cases on the recommendation of the selection committee.

h)      Separate application is required for each post.

i)        No deputation allowances shall be paid

j)        No TA / DA will be paid to attend the selection committee or to join the first appointment.

k)      Canvassing in any form by or on behalf of the candidates will be considered as disqualification.

l)        Applicants applying for the post of Professor and Readers are required to make necessary entries in the API Score Card and submit the same along with the Application Form duly filled in.

m)    Applicants already in service are required to apply through proper channel.

8.    Selection Criteria: As per UGC REGULATIONS published in the Gazette of India on September 18, 2010 and 2nd Amendment vide Letter No. F.1-2/2009 (EC/PS) V(I) Vol-II dated 13 June 2013)

 

 

Lecturer

Reader

Professor

Minimum API Scores

Minimum Qualification as stipulated in these regulations

Consolidated API score requirement of 300 points from Category III of APIs.

Consolidated API score requirement of 400 points from Category III of APIs.

Selection Committee criteria/ weightages (Total Weightages = 100)

a)   Academic Record and Research Performance (50%)

a)   Academic Background (20%)

a)   Academic Background (20%)

b)   Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Skills (30%)

b)   Research performance based on API score and quality of publications (40%)

b)   Research performance based on API score and quality of publications (40%)

c)   Interview performance (20%)

c)   Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Skills (20%)

c)   Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Skills (20%)

 

d)   Interview performance (20%)

d)   Interview performance (20%)

9.    Candidates who had already applied in response to Advertisement No. 1910 of 02 May 2013 of Ravenshaw University for those posts, whose interview has not been conducted, need not apply again. However, they may send an updated CV to the Registrar with a forwarding letter by the last date of application.

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Registrar

Ravenshaw University, Cuttack