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Seeking Full-time Faculty

Atria University is hiring for full-time faculty positions. We have six full-time positions open. The contract will be for 3-5 years, starting no later than December 2020, for the 2020-2021 academic year, and August 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

We are looking for qualified faculty to teach courses in various disciplines. Please find the job descriptions below. For any clarifications, you may write to us on people@atria.edu.

CHEMISTRY

We are seeking a candidate to teach foundational Chemistry courses in the first-year program, with particular ability to draw connections between first-year fundamental courses and the 5 interdisciplinary majors. Require a strong grounding in fundamental sciences, but with an appreciation for real-world applications in engineering and applied sciences and hands-on learning.

ETHICS AND SOCIETY

We are seeking a candidate for teaching an undergraduate course on the Appreciation of Differences, with a focus on ethics. Our team envisions ethics as built on the question of personal action/decision-making situated in society/community, enabling action with empathy. The faculty will expose students to dimensions of ethics as situated in historical and systemic thinking, and thus an appreciation of differences.

We seek applications from scholars of Sociology, Anthropology, History, Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Political Sciences, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and other allied or interdisciplinary fields of study.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

We are seeking a candidate to teach courses in information systems for the first-year program, with a particular ability to draw connections between first-year fundamental courses and the 5 interdisciplinary majors. We seek applicants with a strong grounding in technology, an appreciation for real-world applications in engineering and applied sciences, and hands-on learning.

MATHEMATICS

We are seeking a candidate to teach foundational Mathematics courses in the first-year program, with particular ability to draw connections between first-year fundamental courses and the 5 interdisciplinary majors. We seek applicants with a strong grounding in fundamental sciences, but with an appreciation for real-world applications in engineering and applied sciences and hands-on learning.

PHYSICS

We are seeking a candidate to teach foundational Physics courses in the first-year program, with particular ability to draw connections between first-year fundamental courses and the 5 interdisciplinary majors. We seek applicants with a strong grounding in fundamental sciences, but with an appreciation for real-world applications in engineering and applied sciences and hands-on learning.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

This position is for the head of the Centre for Writing and Communication within Atria University. Leading a team of tutors, the candidate in this role will enable writing and communications for students and faculty. This will be done through a series of workshops for students throughout the year, and assisting faculty with writing enriched curriculum. We are looking for candidates who understand the Indian context and needs within it for communication skills, including the ability to teach technical communication styles and techniques relevant for the 5 interdisciplinary majors.

Work Expectations

Faculty members are expected to be engaged as follows:

  • 60% time in teaching and student mentoring
  • 30% time in research/consulting
  • 10% time in service commitments to the University

Each course has faculty expectations of the equivalent of 10 to 15 teaching hours per week, with plenty of room for students to engage in self-directed and open-ended work. Additional contact hours may be spent on mentoring students or assisting guest faculty to facilitate courses.

Faculty will play an active role as mentors for student projects. All full-time faculty serve as advisers. We expect our faculty to participate in building growing our University. There will be opportunities to serve in administrative and senior positions with appropriate course release or other compensation.

When not teaching, you will have the opportunity to work on your own research, consult for the industry, or work on one of the many projects at Atria Business Innovation Center (ABiC). ABiC is an incubation center for exciting new businesses.

Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters or equivalent postgraduate degree
  • Capacity/experience for working with unconventional pedagogies
  • Undergraduate level teaching and/or mentoring experience
  • Collaborative teaching/research
  • Desire to conduct active research/consulting/performance in addition to teaching in your chosen field

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Interdisciplinary teaching/learning
  • Curriculum development and design experience
  • Student-centered learning
  • Experience in integrative learning environments
  • Experience in leading learning programs
  • PhD or the equivalent highest degree in your relevant fields
Core Competencies

We seek candidates who embrace experiential and hands-on learning and want to be a part of this exciting shift in higher education. We value innovation and collaboration in our faculty and staff, offering them resources and support.

We seek candidates with interesting life experiences and unique viewpoints. We are an inclusive university that values individuals from a wide range of personal, cultural, and professional backgrounds, skills, and talents.

When considering candidates for our faculty positions, we look for indicators of a number of main competencies, including being inclusive, respectful, collaborative, sustainable, and goal-oriented. Successful candidates demonstrate leadership, communicate effectively, display integrity and concern for ethics, value personal and professional development, take initiative and exhibit that they will engage in the growth and development of the university.

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Candidates hired for faculty positions are entitled to assistance for relocation. Our dedicated administrators are here to answer questions related to taxation, visa, transportation, childcare, and accommodations.

About Atria University

Located in the heart of Bengaluru, India, Atria University is introducing a model of learning that directly responds to the real-world scientific, technological, economic, and social problems affecting our world. Bengaluru is a hub of research and education in India, hosting premier public and private research institutions, with the most number of startups in India. You can see our existing partnerships here.

The Atria University community comprises students, scholars, industry experts, and practitioners from India and around the world. Our founding faculty members are deeply committed to building a university education system that is rigorous, individualized, and fully embedded in a 21st century understanding of technology, science, and humanism.

Our mission is to nurture students’ intellectual curiosity, communication skills, and self-awareness through a combination of three-week intensive courses, along with supplemental workshops, seminars, and internships. Students can graduate with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Design, Science, or Technology. Courses require students to work together to solve real-world problems of practical and social relevance. Later years build the thoroughness, depth, and precision necessary for affecting true change in India and the world. Each student is guided and mentored in their choices of courses and degrees by faculty advisers.

Our belief is that no such program can truly influence our future if it is not founded on the values of humanism, exploration, creativity, self-awareness, and passion. To this end, we are committed to helping students not only become better scientists and entrepreneurs, but also better empaths, thinkers, and leaders.

Atria University aims to create the most relevant education possible for a student. Here are a few things that define how our university functions:

  • We value interdisciplinary work. Boundaries between subjects are often blurred in the real world and they should be within education as well.
  • Our primary method of curriculum delivery is project-based learning. Real-world applications are valued.
  • The curriculum is structured to include intensive courses in combination with workshops and project work, thus enabling several modes for students to engage with concepts and content.
  • We are working with domain experts to ensure that students learn what is really relevant in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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If you believe you have the expertise to teach in one or several fields we are hiring for and are excited to be teaching in an inclusive, interdisciplinary space, please fill the form below:

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