Academic Lead (Provost Equivalent)

Ref: 4704

Jio Institute


Role Managed by:

Perrett Laver - Jio Institute

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 17/09/2020

Formal Interview Date: TBC

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Jio Institute, promoted by Reliance Industries Limited (A Fortune Global 500 Company) and Reliance Foundation, is envisioned to be an exemplary multidisciplinary institution, providing a world-class platform for research, invention, innovation, lifelong learning and student experience, as well as offer undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programs in Engineering & Computing; Media, Communication & Journalism; Arts, Humanities, & Sciences; Medicine; Law, Governance & Policy; Architecture & Urban Planning; Management and Entrepreneurship.

Jio Institute has been awarded a letter of intent to be set up as a green-field institution under the ‘Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities’ Regulations by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India in July 2018.

Jio Institute envisages to provide an ecosystem of research, innovation and entrepreneurship to develop leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs of the 21st century, who will contribute to Nation building and addressing global challenges. Jio Institute programs are proposed to be interdisciplinary & research oriented and will focus on development of skills such as digital thinking, critical thinking, creativity and ethics.

Jio Institute will commence academic sessions from July 2021 by offering Masters in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and Masters in Digital Media and Marketing Communication under the guidance of Global Advisory Council having eminent educationists, researchers and institutional builders. The Institute also plans to develop a research centre focused on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Retail Analytics.

Jio Institute invites applications from senior academic and administrative leaders as well as founding faculty.

The vacancies include:

Ref. No    Position

4704        Provost

4705        Chief Human Resource Officer

4706        Chief Information Officer

4707        Director of Branding and Communications

4708        Director of Research Centre

4709        Professor and Programme Chair, AI & Data Science

                Faculty, AI & Data Science

4710        Professor and Programme Chair, Digital Media & Marketing Communication

                Faculty, Digital Media & Marketing Communication


The role of Provost:

As the founding Provost of the Jio Institute, the successful candidate will work with key leadership, Governing Body and Global Academic Advisors to create an organisation with global reputation for its academic excellence, industry relevance and social significance. S/he will lead the development of a dynamic academic programs, research centres and strong research and innovation ecosystem to reflect the Jio Institute’s vision and commitment to deliver excellence and contribute towards nation building.

Please download the candidate pack for more information, including a detailed job description and person specification. Descriptions and assessment criteria for each post can be found at

How to Apply:

Public advertisement of the posts have been made alongside an executive search campaign being undertaken by Perrett Laver, who will be assisting the Jio Institute in the assessment of candidates against the requirements of the role and identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates.

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