Jawaharlal Nehru University Recruitment of Assistant Professor – 2015

NEW DELHI-110067

The School of Arts & Aesthetics has a vacant faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor on short term contract basis, as per the following essential qualifications and specialisations and other terms and conditions.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – SCALE OF PAY: Rs. 15600-39100 (PB-3) AGP Rs. 6000

Essential Qualifications:

  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. 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. a) 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. b) 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.

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

  1. Academic Record and Research Performance: 50%
  2. Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching skills: 30%
  3. Interview Performance: 20%

Specialization: Art History/ Arts and Aesthetics/ Visual Studies/ Visual Anthropology, with good academic record.

Desirable Qualifications: M.Phil, Ongoing Ph.D./Ph.D. in the above mentioned field, with specialization in any of the following: History and Theories of Popular Visual Culture/History of Photography and/or New Media Art/History of Islamic Art. Teaching and Research Experience in the above-mentioned areas. Book and journal publications with reputable publishers in the field of Art History or Visual Culture.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The post advertised is purely on short term contract which will not entitle the candidate selected for any permanent position or benefits thereof. No claims will lay or can be made by such candidates in future. However, they may apply against vacancies notified time-to-time for which they will be considered as a fresh candidate.
  2.  Such appointments on short term contract will be made for one session and any reappointment for another session will be made only after reviewing his/her performance, if required.
  3. The qualifications and selection procedure for appointment will be the same as those applicable to a regularly appointed teacher.
  4. Consolidated salary will be fixed as per rules of the University.


  • A relaxation of 5% may be provided from 55% to50% of the marks at the Master’s level for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PH category.
  • 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 19 September 1991.
  • B in the following 7 point scale with letter grades O,A,B,C,D,E and F shall be regarded equivalent of 55% wherever the grading systems is followed:
Grade Grade Point Percentage Equivalent
“O” = Outstanding 5.50-6.00 75-100
“A” = Very Good 4.50 – 5.49 65-74
“B” = Good 3.50 – 4.49 55-64
“C” = Average 2.50 – 3.49 45-54
“D” = Below Average 1.50 – 2.49 35-44
“E” = Poor 0.50 – 1.49 25-34
“F” = Fail 0.00 – 0.49 00-24


  • 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. 131­132, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067.
  • The application form can also be downloaded from JNU website: jnu.ac.in and the duly filled-in application form can be submitted alongwith 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.
  • For any query email at recruitment@mail.jnu.ac.in

Last date for submission of applications completed in all respects, shall be 17 July, 2015.

Download the notification for complete details:
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