Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver

 
Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver
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Director of Research Centre
Appointment Details – July 2020

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Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver
Contents
Background to the Jio Institute ............................................................................................................................... 3
Vision for Jio Institute .................................................................................................................................................... 5
Governance........................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Growth Plan for Jio Institute ................................................................................................................................... 10
Academic Plan ................................................................................................................................................................. 12
Campus Development Plan ..................................................................................................................................... 13
Organisation Chart ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
Job Descriptions and Person Specifications............................................................................................... 17
How to Apply..................................................................................................................................................................... 20

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Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver
Background to the Jio Institute
Jio Institute is a philanthropic initiative supported by Reliance Industries group (A
Fortune Global 500 Company). Jio Institute envisages to be a multidisciplinary research
university with global repute and play a pivotal role to leapfrog India’s growth in higher
education. Jio Institute has been awarded letter of intent as ‘Institutions of Eminence
Deemed to be Universities’ by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD),
Government of India in July 2018.

Jio Institute’s vision is guided by eminent academicians and thought leaders across the
world.
such as:

   •   Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Chancellor - Jio Institute; Eminent Scientist & President of
       Global Research Alliance
   •   Dr. Dipak C. Jain, Vice Chancellor - Jio Institute; Former Dean, Kellogg School
       of Management & INSEAD
   •   Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
   •   Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, President Emeritus - Caltech & Former President -
       KAUST
   •   Dr. Rick Levin, President Emeritus - Yale University
   •   Dr. Subra Suresh, President - Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
   •   Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia
       University
   •   Dr. Michael Keller, Vice Provost, University Librarian & Vice Provost for Teaching
       and Learning, Stanford University

The Jio Institute will matriculate its first class in July 2021, starting with its two maiden
graduate programmes, from Navi Mumbai, India. The two inaugural master’s programs
are as follows:
   1. Masters in Digital Media and Marketing Communication (DM & MC)
   2. Masters in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI & DS)

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Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver
The DM &MC Program is being developed under guidance of Dr Frank Mulhern (Medill
School, Northwestern University) and AI &DS program is being developed under
guidance of Dr Larry Birnbaum, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern
University. They are also being supported by eminent list of Program Advisors.

Jio Institute is also working to offer PHD and Post-doctoral program in the above areas.
Other programs, including undergraduate programs would be added in a progressive
manner. At this steady state, it will comprise seven Schools, employ 1,000 Faculty, and
have a total enrolment of 10,000 students.

Jio Institute now seeks to recruit its inaugural team of academic leaders, administrative
leaders, and core faculty.

The vacancies include:
    •   Provost
    •   Director of Research Centre
    •   Chief Human Resources Officer
    •   Director of Branding and Communications
    •   Director of Student Life
    •   Professor & Programme Chair, AI & Data Science
    •   Professor & Programme Chair, Digital Media & Marketing Communication
    •   Faculty hires in AI & Data Science (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)
    •   Faculty     hires    in  Digital   Media    &    Marketing      Communication
        (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

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Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver
Vision for Jio Institute

Jio Institute (JI) is setting up a multi-disciplinary higher education institute as ‘Greenfield
Institution’ under the Institute of Eminence Deemed to be Universities Regulations, 2017
as published by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of
India. JI envisages to become a leading multidisciplinary research university in an
innovative ecosystem.

Jio Institute endeavours to be an exemplary Indian academic institution with
international    repute   and   provide    a   platform   for    research,    innovation   and
entrepreneurship. It aspires to establish a research ecosystem to foster collaboration in
the region and prepare the next generation of leaders to significantly contribute to the
advancement of Indian society.

 “Jio Institute aims to create and disseminate knowledge to leapfrog the intellectual,
economic and social development of India.”

Jio Institute aims to build an intellectual environment that will bring together beautiful
minds, thinkers, scholars and innovators from around the world to provide unparalleled
learning to its students. Developing skills and attributes of risk-taking and executing
large projects will be integral to the institute. Jio Institute shall bring multi-disciplinary
approach to every programme and course.

Jio Institute will:

    •   Be an exemplary Indian academic institution with international repute
    •   Provide a world class platform for research and innovation
    •   Be India’s test bed for frontier research and invention of future technologies
    •   Establish     a   research    ecosystem       that      enables      innovation    and
        entrepreneurship
    •   Prepare the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs
    •   Significantly contribute to the advancement of the Indian society
    •   Provide lifelong learning and student experience

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Jio Institute Director of Research Centre - Appointment Details - July 2020 - Perrett Laver
Defining Features of Jio Institute – Digital First
Jio Institute is envisioned to be an exemplary
                                                         “Jio Institute considers Digital
multidisciplinary institution, providing a world-class
                                                         Thinking as the backbone for the
platform for research, innovation, lifelong learning
                                                         Institute’s building blocks”.
and student experience.

Jio Institute envisages this as an opportunity to redefine inter-disciplinary learning and
enable students and faculty to engage in path breaking research. Following are the key
defining features of the institute:

   •   Focusing on solving India’s problems and solving it fast
   •   Ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach to each academic program
   •   Destination for beautiful minds to build a vibrant intellectual environment
   •   Building strong student leadership and culture of joy & happiness
   •   Building stronger research, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem for
       Mumbai city
   •   Developing global citizenship through global exposure and overseas immersion
   •   Building skills and attributes of risk-taking and entrepreneurship
   •   Developing student’s ability to dream big and skills to execute large scale
       projects
   •   Bringing global scholars and thought leaders to India
   •   Building strong linkages with Industry, Government, Social Sector, Start-ups
       and Policy making bodies

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Founder’s Vision
Reliance Group has always believed in creating societal value by providing affordable
products and services which have assisted in the growth of relevant industries. The
Group's diverse projects and operations touch lives of people in many ways and create
value by helping in overall and holistic development of communities across multiple
geographies. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has made a significant contribution and
achieved measurable progress towards its vision of inclusive development in India.
Reliance goes well beyond its business activities to create societal impact.

 “Jio Institute - A philanthropic vehicle founded on a personal pledge of Mrs. & Mr.
 Ambani, to build an exemplary Higher Education Institution that will play a pivotal role
 in India’s development and empowering India’s youth.”

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Governance
Governing Council
Jio Institute is governed by its Governing Council which provides vision and strategic
direction. The council includes with following members:

   •   Smt. Nita M. Ambani, Founder & Chairperson - Reliance Foundation
   •   Sh. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director - Reliance
       Industries Limited (RIL)
   •   Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Chancellor - Jio Institute; Eminent Scientist & President of
       Global Research Alliance (Ex Officio Member)
   •   Dr. Dipak C. Jain, Vice Chancellor - Jio Institute; Former Dean, Kellogg School
       of Management & INSEAD (Ex Officio Member)
   •   Smt. Isha Ambani Piramal, Vice Chairman - Reliance Foundation
   •   Sh. Jalaj Dani, (Chairman, IIM Trichy; Co-promoter Asian Paints)
   •   Dr. Bimal Patel, President - CEPT University, Ahmedabad
   •   Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor - University of California, San Diego
   •   Sh. R. Venkataramanan, Former Managing Trustee of Tata Trust and Social
       Sector Expert

Global Advisory Council
The Global Advisory Council constitutes a panel of eminent figures in higher education,
tasked with providing strategic advice and guidance to the Jio Institute and its
leadership. Members include:

   •   Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau (President Emeritus - Caltech & Former President –
       KAUST and Provost - Georgia Institute of Technology)
   •   Dr. Rick Levin (President Emeritus - Yale University)
   •   Dr. Subra Suresh (President - Nanyang Technological University)
   •   Mr. Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr (Chief Executive Officer – NEOM)
   •   Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (Director at Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia
       University)

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Academic Program Mentors
  Jio Institute has engaged with leading global academicians to serve as mentors for
  the academic program development, who are as follows:

  •   Dr. Michael Keller, University Librarian & Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning,
      Stanford University
  •   Dr. Larry Birnbaum, Professor of Computer Science, McCormick School of
      Engineering, Northwestern University
  •   Dr. Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist at the Centre of Excellence in AI/ML,
      Reliance Jio
  •   Dr. Frank J. Mulhern, Executive Director, Medill School of Journalism, Media and
      Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University
  •   Dr. Rachel Davis Mersey, Associate Dean of Research and Professor, Medill
      School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications,
      Northwestern University

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Growth Plan for Jio Institute
Jio Institute proposes to offer truly multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary education and
research experience. Over a period of 15 years, Jio Institute envisages 10,000 students
across multiple disciplines covering – Engineering, Architecture & Urban Planning,
Medical    Sciences,    Arts,   Humanities     &   Social    Sciences,    Management       &
Entrepreneurship, Law, Governance & Public Policy, Media and Communication &
Journalism. The quick snapshot for the strategic vision plan has been provided below:

The Academic plan is a core aspect of the Institute development plan. It has been
structured and laid out in phases in order to guide the alignment of institutional services
and infrastructure, towards the support and attainment of the key academic priorities of
the institution: Personalized and Holistic; Data driven; Lifelong learning

The roadmap to implement academic plan has been conceptualized in three stages:

   1. Phase 1 – Start-up Phase (Year 1 – Year 5) - Jio Institute will focus on building
       fundamental units for the proposed disciplines. The disciplines will be rolled out
       in a phased manner; the student intake will scale-up in the growth stage.
   2. Phase 2 – Growth Phase-I (Year 6 – Year 10) – Jio Institute will witness
       introduction of undergraduate program in the discipline launched in start-up
       phase and launch of newer areas of graduate study.

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3. Phase 3 – Growth Phase-II (Year 11 – Year 15) – Jio Institute will be expected
   that the schools will be operating at near capacity. During the Growth Phase-II,
   the advanced academic areas and new research centres may be initiated at the
   school considering the prevailing and future demand.

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Academic Plan
Jio Institute aims to provide high quality global education in India to the new generation
who are expected to become leaders and thinkers of the future. It aspires to educate
responsible, broad-minded individuals to act as society's visionaries and change agents.

 “At Jio Institute, the integration of digital technologies and effective pedagogies will
 form a core element of strategies for teaching and learning.”

The agile and flexible functioning of the institution will allow the pedagogies to be
developed and improvised as per the requirements of the relevant stakeholders.

In the Startup Phase of operations, the Institute shall commence in 2021 with two
maiden post-graduate programs:
1. Digital Media & Marketing Communications (DM & MC)
The digital revolution in India has given rise to an era of exponentially increasing
connectivity with technology at its core. This has resulted in the fastest growth in the
number of internet users in India with a vibrant and diverse legacy in the media sector.
This presents a new perspective on education, jobs, marketing and interactions with
consumers.

At Jio Institute, Digital Media and Marketing Communications seeks to prepare a new
generation of professional marketers, technologists and entrepreneurs operating in the
digital age. The DM & MC program at Jio Institute is uniquely positioned by bringing
together detailed academic work in specific areas of media, encompassing the holistic
elements of the media ecosystem and addressing the broader impact of media and its
technologies on the world.

2. Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences (AI & DS)
With Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems the conventional means of doing business is
undergoing a paradigm shift. This presents opportunities and challenges to hitherto
established notions about education, jobs, intelligence and interfacing with machines.
With AI’s transformative abilities along with the government’s growing interest around
AI applications in India there is huge potential in advancing the state of the art in AI.

The Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Program at Jio is focused on providing a solid
academic foundation in the core concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science,
along with a deep understanding of their applications to develop professionals that are
ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing ecosystem of the technology industry.

Other programs would be added in a gradual manner.

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Campus Development Plan
Jio Institute aims to create a world class campus of learning, which focuses on
innovation and research-based education. The goal is to create an international
institution with numerous facilities that set new global standards.

 Figure 1.: Ariel View of the Academic Quadrant

The campus is envisioned to be integrated covering all aspects related to academic and
research focus of the institution, sports and recreational facilities on campus, and other
support facilities on campus.

 Figure 2.: Proposed View of the Campus the Promenade

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The campus will be built on a simple, modular and flexible design with the following
guidelines:

   •   Sustainable and Green Campus

   •   Fusion of Indian traditional and modern designs

   •   Easy and viable mobility within campus

   •   Enabled by cutting edge, cost effective digital technologies

   •   Safe, Inclusive and Collaborative environment for education & innovation

   •   Exemplar environmental conservation practices

The institute will commence academic operations from a 52-acre campus in Navi
Mumbai (India) where the ‘first programs’ will be launched and strengthened as the
seeds for the ‘first schools’. The academic operations will shift to a bigger campus in
time to host the first batch of undergraduate students and provide the necessary scale
of infrastructure requirements to meet the growth requirements of the Jio Institute.

The main campus will be built on a land parcel of 150 acres and will have academic &
research degree UG, PG and PhD programs. This is proposed to be the next phase of
infrastructure development. Main campus will be covering all aspects related to
academics, research park, sports and recreational facilities, residence (for student and
faculty) and other support facilities for all faculty and students, including medical
facilities, high school, retail facilities etc. will be developed with the proposed scale.

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The Institute is being set-up in Mumbai which is the financial, commercial and
entertainment capital of India. It is a metro city with top class residential, educational
and entertainment facilities and a vibrant social and cultural life. Mumbai's business
opportunities as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living coupled with an
exponential rise in developing an ecosystem that promotes research and education
opportunities has created an environment that incentivizes innovation.

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Organisation Chart

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Job Descriptions and Person Specifications
1. JOB DETAILS:

Job Title:                Director, Research

Area:                     Research

Dept:                     N/A

2. JOB PURPOSE:
   ▪    Craft a compelling vision for growth of Jio Institute’s research enterprise
   ▪    Ensure excellence in research leadership and administrative services and catalyse
        a culture of innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.
   ▪    Build external visibility and partnerships to amplify Jio Institute’s impact.

3. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

                                          Description
Strategy
   ▪    Develop a future vision and strategy for enhancing research, scholarship, and
        creative activity at the Jio Institute by building an ambitious plan to leverage the
        available institutional resources for greater impact.
   ▪    Oversee strategic investments in research infrastructure, including core facilities
        and labs, to build capacity to cultivate and sustain new types of research.
Research Development
   ▪    Enhance administrative systems to support growth, developing more automated
        systems, staffing resources, and streamlined processes to maximize opportunity
        and efficiency of Research at the Institute.
   ▪    Work closely with incoming faculty and senior leadership, to identify key
        multidisciplinary efforts, which have transformative potential, making strategic
        choices and investments for the future.
   ▪    Support the Faculty to conduct sponsored research and seed particularly promising
        areas with new resources, with the aim of further diversifying and growing funding
        sources for all scholars on campus.

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▪   Build and enhance relationships with national funding agencies, donors, and
        educational and industry partners to seize opportunities for innovation and
        collaboration, serving as an expert advisor to faculty around changes in the larger
        state and federal funding arena.
Research Integrity
    ▪   Promote the ethical conduct of research and ensure compliance with relevant
        international, national, and local regulations, as well as Institute’s policies.
    ▪   Set up policies and procedures to support ethical practice across all research
        domains.
Financial and Budget
▪   Propose grant-management and financial strategies to support and benefit research
    at the Institute.
▪   Ensure that financial and budgetary policies, systems, and process are seamless and
    easy to understand; promote faculty wide capacity building for new grant
    programmes.
▪   Support the dissemination and commercialization of discoveries; and assure legal
    compliance with proper and ethical research practices.
Collaborations
▪   Assist the Programme Chair to collaborate with leading universities, research
    organisations and industry to promote Jio Institute, its academic and research
    programs, sponsored research, faculty development and student development as
    well as generate student internship and placement opportunities.
External Representation
▪   Represent Jio Institute in various higher-education conferences and seminars in order
    to increase the concerned program and the institute’s visibility at the regional and
    international levels
▪   Remain abreast of the best practices in the relevant areas.

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5. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Minimum Qualifications:
▪   Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.).
Minimum Experience:
▪   10-12 years of experience in the higher education sector, with a minimum of 6 years of
    experience in Grant writing and research.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:
▪   Strategic management
▪   Result orientation
▪   Leadership skills
▪   Thorough understanding of the higher education sector and research areas.
▪   Networking and relationship management
▪   Communications
▪   Focus on diversity and multi disciplinarily.

4. COMMUNICATIONS & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Internal:                                       External:
▪   Academic Lead                               ▪   Regional and      International   Partner
▪   Programme Chairs                                Universities
▪   Faculty Members                             ▪   Professional academic networks and
                                                    societies
▪   Students
                                                ▪   Accreditation bodies

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How to Apply
An executive search campaign is being undertaken by Perrett Laver in parallel with the
public advertisement of the posts. Perrett Laver will support the Jio Institute in the
discharge of its duties, both to assist in the assessment of candidates against the
requirements of the role and to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates.

To   request    a   confidential     conversation    about     the        role,    please   contact
jio@perrettlaver.com, quoting the relevant reference number in your correspondence.

Completed      applications     should      be      uploaded         to      our     website     at
https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting the relevant reference number.

Reference numbers are as follows:
     •   Academic Lead (Provost Equivalent) – 4704
     •   Director of Research Centre – 4708
     •   Chief Human Resources Officer – 4705
     •   Director of Branding and Communications – 4707
     •   Director of Student Life – 4706
     •   Professor & Programme Chair, AI & Data Science – 4709
     •   Professor & Programme Chair, Digital Media & Marketing Communication –
         4710
     •   Faculty hires in AI & Data Science (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) – 4709
     •   Faculty     hires    in   Digital  Media     &   Marketing      Communication
         (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) – 4710

Applications should consist of a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae, and names and
contact details of three referees.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th August 2020.

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