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Why us?

Sai University is where ambitious, innovative, and forward-thinking individuals create a vibrant community of lifelong learners and agents of change. We offer you an intellectually stimulating work environment to make sure that you excel in your chosen role and enjoy your time working with us.

SaiU is growing and evolving every day, but we can do this only with the help of our faculty, staff, and students. If you would like to join our team, please browse the vacancies currently available and submit your online application.

At SaiU, we follow a flat hierarchy and believe in team spirit. We also offer numerous opportunities to work with the best and brightest minds in the industry.

Who are we looking for?

We, at SaiU, believe in the adage “We is always so much better than I.” That said, there are four I’s that drive us – Integrity, Intellect, Institutional Commitment, and Innovation. If they are the values that guide you in your professional life, we would like to hear from you.

Equal opportunities statement

Sai University, a Globally Eminent University in Chennai, is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We always make sure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, religion, gender, marital status, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Job Opportunities – Staff

Director of Admissions, Outreach and Communications

Designation: Director of Admissions, Outreach and Communications

Reporting to: Chancellor of Sai University

Team: 5 members

Role Summary:

The role holder in close coordination with the Chancellor plan, manage and execute the admissions process from the awareness stage to point of inquiry and enrolment of students in the University. The incumbent will coordinate all internal and external communication activities that achieve awareness and build the brand of Sai University across the country. This would involve comprehensively synergising the strategic, tactical and creative processes to execute Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme admissions through various drives, campaigns, events both physically and digitally, media publications, newsletters, annual reports, website management etc. The above will be delivered by collaboratively working with peer group and external vendors within and outside the University on a variety of initiatives and day-to-day operations developing and executing in a way that is consistent with Sai University’s ethos and strategy. The position offers the opportunity to work with a highly collaborative team with a wide array of responsibilities in a busy, academic environment.

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, guide & implement admissions outreach strategies to increase awareness, build the University’s brand and strong relationships to enroll academically bright students pan India.
     
  • Plan and execute the Admissions & Outreach program, by organizing, participating, and doing follow-up with selective high schools, run campaigns and drives (including but not limited to digital) and carry out communications and business development pan India for the various University Offerings of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme and ensuring the admissions to these programme, partaking in different Education Fairs, Seminars & Conferences along with Campus Visits, Open Houses, Webinars, Workshops and other outreach events for prospective students and families.

  • Drive Special Outreach/Pipeline programs for under-represented students.

  • Execute processing of applications to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, implementing merit-based selection process with absolute integrity while delivering an empathetic, responsive student experience.

  • Manage the review of applications, including evaluation of components such as academic grades, Statement of Purpose, Personal Interactions and other components of the admissions as defined from time to time.

  • Efficiently process applicant data and applications in line with Admissions Policy in a time-bound manner in line with operating procedures and streamlining and upgrading the processing software.

  • Drive the communications function in the development of promotional materials (newsletter, presentations, brochures, posters, website, social media announcements, application instructions, videos etc.) that interpret the school to prospective and admitted students, high school educators, parents and the campus community.

  • Conduct regular evaluation of the matrices and measure of success for continuous improvement of services, prepare and maintain statistics regarding enrolment, geographical distribution of students, financial aid, outreach efforts and attrition. Interpret & present these statistics, on a regular basis to the management.
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  • Driving continuing flow of quality applicants to the university by analyzing trends in enrolment and admissions-related communication activities and presenting new strategies for the university’s admissions and outreach.

  • Enhances admissions functions and university reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

  • Interpret the University and its offerings to prospective students and their families, primarily through one-on-one discussions while having a thorough understanding of admission policies, university policies, regulations, and degree requirements.
     

Key Skills:

  • Must have exceptional presentation/public speaking skills, make a strong, positive representation of the University and attract quality students.
  • Requires strong interpersonal, motivation and influencing skills.
  • Strong English communication and writing skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of interaction involving the public and university faculty/administration. 
  • Self-Motivated and be able to work independently and as a team member, fostering teamwork.
  • Possess professional demeanour & friendly/congenial personality with organizational astuteness
  • Open to travel extensively and effectively working with people from diverse backgrounds.

     

Qualification: 

  • An accomplished professional having min 15 years of experience and having led teams in the context of a start-up that has delivered on some or all of the above activities. 
  • MBA/Masters in Marketing & Communications or related field from a reputed institution.
  • Extensive experience in providing strategic and operational advice/guidance to executives on awareness campaigns and communication matters.

How to apply?

You should send your CV to careers@saiuniversity.edu.in

 

Assistant Manager, Academic Logistics & Support

Designation: Assistant Manager, Academic Logistics & Support

Reporting to: Dean

Role Summary:

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the logistical rollout and management of the academic programmes offered by the Schools at Sai University. The role involves in being the point of contact for all logistical matters, assisting the programme chairs, faculty and major advisers, interacting with faculty & students to resolve various needs and issues, and coordinating with the administrative teams of the University to extend the best experience to all stakeholders involved. 

About Sai University:

Sai University is committed to an interdisciplinary, liberal educational ecosystem with strong international partnerships, and aims to integrate the three pillars of education – learning, research, and societal impact.

Responsibilities: 

Primary responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Support and assist the Faculty as well as visiting faculty, speakers and major advisors in the logistical matters of the various programmes of the schools. 
  • Coordinate with IT and the vendor on implementing Learning Management System (LMS) and provide regular upgrading and customised requirements for the same to the vendor.
  • Provide training on using LMS to faculty, academic support staff and students.
  • Be the point of contact to help support with IT queries of faculty and students and coordinate for requirements such as storage servers, zoom, email ids creation and other software etc
  • Coordination with admissions and registrar’s office for various student related requirements like creating University ID number etc.
  • Management and implementation of the academic calendar.
  • Responsible to manage and schedule/reschedule classes in real time managing time zones.
  • Arrangement of classrooms as well as scheduling for hybrid mode of classes and monitoring class hours for statutory compliance.
  • Managing classes and other logistics in main campus for weekly student visits.
  • Students’ attendance analysis.
  • Managing the running of various labs of the University like computer lab and robotics lab.

     

  • Responsible for end to end management of the various conferences or events being organised at the University.

     

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to multitask and show initiative, since the role involves doing many tasks simultaneously.
  • High level of coordination with various team members, faculty and students.
  • Highly efficient document organisation and retrieval, and a talent for systems-building.
  • Ability to work innovatively and proactively alongside colleagues.
  • Highly organized and responsive with an eye for detail.

     

Qualification: 

  • Masters with minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a similar position

How to apply?

Please email to careers@saiuniversity.edu.in mentioning the position applied for in the subject line along with the following documents:

  • Your latest curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter stating your interest in this role, and letting us know your thoughts as to why you think you would be a good fit.

 

Senior Manager, Student Housing and Residential Life

Designation: Senior Manager of Student Housing and Residential Life

Reporting to: Director of Student Life 

Location: Chennai

Role Summary:

Sai University seeks a leader to build and oversee student residential life. In line with the vision of the university, lifelong and active learning are central to the purpose of education. Learning is not restricted to the classroom. It cuts across the student’s university experience, seamlessly integrating academics and professional development with student life and personal growth. Student housing is an important part of this effort and the incumbent would provide leadership in crafting this culture. For undergraduate students, Sai University’s approach to student life, residential life in particular is informed by current research on adolescent development. Late adolescence (which coincides with the undergraduate years) is a transition from childhood to adulthood. It is a critical period for exploration of the world and oneself, with both transformative opportunity and risk.

Candidates are expected to have the expertise, temperament, passion, judgment, and interpersonal skill to foster a diverse, student-centric culture that balances freedom with responsibility, individual expression with mutual respect and collective safety. Candidates would be expected to forge strong connections between students, parents of students residing in the university residence, and the university.  The incumbent would oversee the overall setup and running of the physical and social infrastructure of residential student life, in close coordination with the operations and maintenance staff as well as faculty/mentors/tutors and the counsellor. The incumbent will be responsible for developing activities in the university residence that bring the residents together, help them grow and learn. In this effort the incumbent would have the support of, and be able to recruit, resident advisors and coordinators as the campus expands. This is a unique opportunity to join a new university – with soaring aspirations – designed to prepare enlightened and innovative global citizens and leaders.

About Sai University:

Sai University is committed to an interdisciplinary, liberal educational ecosystem with strong international partnerships, and aims to integrate the three pillars of education – learning, research, and societal impact.

Responsibilities: 

  • Build and manage a vibrant residential ecosystem for students.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments on routine matters and/or grievances related to operations, maintenance, and safety.
  • Engage with students amenably as well as intellectually and be able to ensure open communication, mentorship, care and overall development.
  • Responsibly act as a bridge between the academic mentors/tutors/faculty and students regarding their academic work and involve/support them holistically. 
  • Maintain sign-in/sign-out system.
  • Ensure safety and security of students by monitoring duties of security staff.
  • Ensure hygiene.
  • Enforce student policies while fostering an empowering and nurturing environment.
  • This is a 24 X 7 job and the incumbent is required to stay on the premises.
  • Responsible for all inventories within the premises.
  • Interact with parents and potential parents.
  • Develop the university residences both as a social and learning space.
  • Manage health and wellness of the residents including emergencies along with support from staff in the health centre and other departments.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the university.

     

Key Skills:

  • A warm and approachable personality with the right blend of discipline and empathy towards the students, to ensure adherence to rules and regulations.
  • High sense of responsibility and ethics.
  • Experience in handling out-sourced manpower.
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Willing to stay in the premises on full time basis (boarding and lodging included) 
  • Preferably female.

     

Qualification: 

  • Graduate/Postgraduate in any discipline. 
  • 10-12 years’ experience in a similar or related capacity in a residential educational institution of repute.

How to apply?

Send your CV to careers@saiuniversity.edu.in with a brief covering letter describing why are you interested in this role, and why you think you would be a good fit.

 

Job Opportunities – Faculty

Assistant Prof., Associate Prof., Full Prof., School of Arts and Sciences and School of Computing and Data Science

Sai University invites applications from outstanding and experienced faculty across all levels (Assistant/Associate/Full Professors) in the following Schools: 

  • School of Arts and Sciences 
  • School of Computing and Data Science

Applications are invited from candidates in all fields of the above schools including the following: Natural and life sciences, social sciences, computer science, data science, humanities and arts. We have an immediate requirement in: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, History, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Sai University is committed to an interdisciplinary, liberal educational ecosystem with strong international partnerships, and aims to integrate the three pillars of education – learning, research, and societal impact.

Job Location: Sai University, Chennai

Sai University is located in the vibrant city of Chennai, which brings together the best of India’s history, culture and an ambition to be a global technology and industrial powerhouse. The main campus is located on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), also known as the IT Expressway, to the west of Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city famous for its rich history and heritage. The IT Expressway is a rapidly growing educational and cultural district with close proximity to beautiful beaches, surfing hotspots (< 10 miles), resorts, and eco-rich living. Pondicherry, a beach side union territory and an amalgamation of French and Indian cultures is 80 miles south of the city campus, and offers a refreshing weekend getaway.

Educational Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree

Job Requirement for Assistant/Associate/Full Professors

  • Excellent academic record 
  • Undergraduate teaching experience and a passion for teaching
  • Strong research agenda
  • Prepared to play a role in institution building

Compensation: Sai University pays competitive salaries

How to Apply:

Please send an email to faculty.careers@saiuniversity.edu.in with the following documents

  • Cover letter describing reasons for your interest at Sai and your specific experience in teaching undergraduates, research (as applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae (long form)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, courses taught
  • Evaluations of courses taught (if available)
  • Research statement (not more than 2 pages) that describes key research articles published as well as the research proposed to be accomplished over the next 5 years
  • Writing samples

Job Opportunities – Academic Support

Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow, School of Arts and Sciences

Designation: Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow

School: School of Arts and Sciences, Sai University

Reporting to: Faculty Incharge

Location: Chennai

Role Summary: 

The Teaching Assistant (TA) or Teaching Fellow (TF) will assist the Faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences with the instruction and administration of courses in the undergraduate foundation curriculum. Depending on the candidate’s intellectual background and interests, these courses may include Global Challenges, Critical Thinking, Frontiers in Arts and Sciences, and Writing and Communications.

About Sai University:

Sai University is committed to an interdisciplinary, liberal educational ecosystem with strong international partnerships, and aims to integrate the three pillars of education – learning, research, and societal impact.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students with assignments, deadlines, team learning activities, preparation for assessments, and access to learning materials
  • Fostering cohesion and active participation by students in the classroom
  • Holding discussion sessions and office hours to reinforce course material 
  • Maintaining student academic records and working with faculty to collect and distribute student assignments, assessments, grades, and feedback
  • Collecting data and preparing reports on student achievement, grade assignments and feedback to share with Dean and faculty
  • Managing course Learning Management System (LMS) and supporting logistical needs of faculty for in-person and online learning 
  • Communicating, updating and recording course syllabus, assignments, and materials 
  • Encouraging student participation by recommending individualized academic support, e.g., for absentee or underachieving students
  • Supporting students to uphold a high standard of academic integrity and referring instances of academic dishonesty to faculty
  • Supporting student internship opportunities with guest lecturers and partners

Key Skills:

  • Effective communicators possessing excellent English communication and writing skills 
  • Highly organized, proactive and responsive
  • Have a passion for learning and teaching
  • Intellectually curious, attentive to detail, flexible, independent & prepared to take initiative in a growing institution
  • Requires strong interpersonal, motivation and influencing skills 
  • Ability to be assertive in a classroom setting

Qualification: 

  • Bachelors or Masters degree (preferably from a liberal educational setting)
  • Work experience in higher education or a relevant field an added advantage
  • Broad understanding of various disciplines and fields of study in the arts and sciences, with the ability to teach in two to three fields

How to apply:

Please email to careers@saiuniversity.edu.in mentioning the position applied for in the subject line along with the following documents:

  • Your latest curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter stating your interest in this role, and letting us know your thoughts as to why you think you would be a good fit
  • An English writing sample

The final designation of TA or TF will reflect the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and capacity to take on greater teaching and administrative responsibilities within the curriculum.

 

 

Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow, School of Computing and Data Science

Designation: Teaching Assistant / Teaching Fellow

School: School of Computing and Data Science, Sai University

Reporting to: Faculty Incharge

Location: Chennai

Role Summary: 

The Teaching Assistant (TA) or Teaching Fellow (TF) will assist the Faculty in the School of Computing and Data Science with the instruction and administration of courses in the core curriculum for the BTech course.

About Sai University:  Sai University is committed to an interdisciplinary, liberal educational ecosystem with strong international partnerships, and aims to integrate the three pillars of education – learning, research, and societal impact.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Assisting students with assignments, deadlines, team learning activities, preparation for assessments, and access to learning materials
  • Fostering cohesion and active participation by students in the classroom
  • Holding discussion sessions and office hours to reinforce course material 
  • Maintaining student academic records and working with faculty to collect and distribute student assignments, assessments, grades, and feedback
  • Collecting data and preparing reports on student achievement, grade assignments and feedback to share with Dean and faculty
  • Managing course Learning Management System (LMS) and supporting logistical needs of faculty for in-person and online learning 
  • Communicating, updating and recording course syllabus, assignments, and materials 
  • Encouraging student participation by recommending individualized academic support, e.g., for absentee or underachieving students
  • Supporting students to uphold a high standard of academic integrity and referring instances of academic dishonesty to faculty
  • Supporting student internship opportunities with guest lecturers and partners

 

Key Skills:

  • Effective communicators possessing excellent English communication and writing skills 
  • Highly organized, proactive and responsive
  • Have a passion for learning and teaching
  • Intellectually curious, attentive to detail, flexible, independent and prepared to take initiative in a growing institution
  • Requires strong interpersonal, motivation and influencing skills 
  • Ability to be assertive in a classroom setting

Qualification: 

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in Computing and Data Science or relevant field
  • Professional experience in higher education or an equivalent position in the private sector
  • Broad understanding of subdisciplines and topics in Computing and Data Science including programming languages (e.g. Python), artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science (e.g., R), blockchain, search engine algorithms, etc.

How to apply:

Please email to careers@saiuniversity.edu.in mentioning the position applied for in the subject line along with the following documents:

  • Your latest curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter stating your interest in this role, and letting us know your thoughts as to why you think you would be a good fit
  • An English writing sample

The final designation of TA or TF will reflect the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and capacity to take on greater teaching and administrative responsibilities within the curriculum.

 

Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow, School of Computing and Data Science (Robotics and embedded systems)

Designation: Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow-Robotics and embedded systems

School: School of Computing and Data Science, Sai University

Reporting to: Faculty Incharge

Location: Chennai

Role Summary: 

The Teaching Assistant (TA) or Teaching Fellow (TF) will assist the Faculty in the School of Computing and Data Science with the instruction and administration of courses in the core curriculum for the BTech course specific to robotics and embedded systems course. The TA/TF will also be involved in managing the robotics lab.

About Sai University:  Sai University is committed to an interdisciplinary, liberal educational ecosystem with strong international partnerships, and aims to integrate the three pillars of education – learning, research, and societal impact.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Setting up and maintaining the Robotics lab including inventory management, liaising with vendors, and projecting requirements for student projects.
  • Setting up software environments and actively initiating use of new software tools and training in such tools.
  • Be a resource person for courses in Embedded systems and Robotics assisting students with their projects, supporting and guiding in the project implementations.
  • Managing course Learning Management System (LMS) and supporting logistical needs of faculty for in-person and online learning 
  • Communicating, updating and recording course syllabus, assignments, and materials 
  • Encouraging student participation by recommending individualized academic support, e.g., for absentee or underachieving students
  • Supporting students to uphold a high standard of academic integrity and referring instances of academic dishonesty to faculty
  • Supporting student internship opportunities with guest lecturers and partners

 

Key Skills:

  • Highly organized, proactive and responsive.
  • Intellectually curious, attentive to details, flexible, independent & and prepared to take initiatives in a growing institution.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Qualification: 

  • B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech (Computer Science/IT/Electrical/Mechanical) with exposure to Embedded Systems and Robotics. Programming skills in C/C++/Python/Lua are mandatory. 
  • Experience with Robotic platforms and design tools Coreldraw/CAD/Blender is preferred.
  • Familiarity with robotics simulation platforms coppeliaSIM/ ROS-gazebo and exposure to Image processing, Machine learning would be added advantages.

How to apply:

Please email to careers@saiuniversity.edu.in mentioning the position applied for in the subject line along with the following documents:

  • Your latest curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter stating your interest in this role, and letting us know your thoughts as to why you think you would be a good fit

     

The final designation of TA or TF will reflect the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and capacity to take on greater teaching and administrative responsibilities within the curriculum.

 

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