Assistant Professor / Lecturer for Art theory

Sonipat, India
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

JGU is ranked as India's Number 1 Private University by the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2023. JGU has also been recognized among the Top 150 universities globally under the age of 50 years by the QS Young University Rankings. The Jindal Global Law School has been ranked as India’s Number 1 Law School and also ranked as the world’s 70th best Law School by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. In 2020, JGU was recognized as an `Institution of Eminence’ by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

With over 9,000 students and 1000+ full time faculty members, studying and living on a fully residential campus, JGU's twelve schools focus on Law, Business & Management, International Affairs, Public Policy, Liberal Arts & Humanities, Journalism, Art & Architecture, Banking & Finance, Environment & Sustainability, Psychology & Counselling, Languages & Literature and Public Health & Human Development. Over the last decade, JGU has grown into an institution that brings full time faculty from over 46 countries in the world, students from 20 countries and has collaborated with over 350 leading institutions in 65 countries to bring international learning experiences to the Indian higher education system.

Position Summary:

Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is hiring faculty members for Spring 2023 semester. JSLH is looking for potential candidates with the following areas of expertise:

  • Western art history
  • South Asian art history 
  • Art theory
  • Curation

This position is situated in a newly launched interdisciplinary BFA program that integrates artistic training with liberal arts education. The ideal candidate should be able to teach courses that are interdisciplinary in nature and be committed to field-based courses. The one should demonstrate excellent communication skills, a commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, a strong research profile, and ability to undertake administrative responsibilities.

Eligible candidates who are willing to take up teaching and/or research assignments and are ready to join by January 2023 are invited to apply.


  • Teaching art history/curation– designing conceptual framework and course curriculum of the program.
  • Developing a research centre – organizing and moderating talks, seminars and events.
  • Mentoring students’ artistic research, investigations, networks, collaborators, sharing insights and interpretations. Editing students’ research paper, helping in publications and introducing structures for writing proposals and concept notes. Taking students on research tours to historical locations, art museums, galleries, exhibitions, fairs and biennales (conceptualizing the tour according to the location)
  • Gallery programming – managing and working towards a permanent collection of art works from the final year BFA students and the visiting artists. Curating exhibitions (including the open studio).
  • Will be responsible for the programming of the BFA gallery and for developing a strong research framework with emphasis on artistic research.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Ph.D. (2022 or earlier) in Art History, cultural studies, or other related fields.
  • Ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement.
  • Prior teaching / industry experience strongly preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:

JGU is an equal opportunity employer and offers internationally competitive salary and benefits commensurating candidate's qualification and experience.

Apart from a competitive salary, JGU offers research benefits comparable to the top international universities along with comprehensive health and accidental insurance coverage, accommodation on university campus, staff development allowance, research grants, research rewards for publications and other benefits.

Application Process:

Applications must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest (teaching, research & institution building) 
  • At least two references with full contact and e-mail information (References will not be contacted without applicant's consent)

Submit your applications to jgucareers@jgu.edu.in