Director Advertisement


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), established in 1961, is the leading business school in India delivering on the vision of “educating leaders of enterprises.”

IIMA has talented students, renowned and experienced faculty, and a distinguished Board of Governors. The Institute has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in India and one of the leading business schools globally.

IIMA is looking for a high calibre individual to head the Institute as Director and provide academic leadership and effective administration under overall guidance of the Board of Governors.

Building on the Institute’s strong foundations and impressive track record, the Director will provide strategic leadership to enable the institute to achieve the next level of growth. The person will be expected to foster a culture of academic excellence and thought leadership to keep the Institute at the cutting edge of management education, research, and advisory work. The candidate must be an inspirational leader and innovator with a demonstrated track record of administrative experience. They must be able to lead an accomplished team of qualified and experienced academic professionals and staff.

The applicant shall be a distinguished academic with Ph.D. or equivalent having at least fifteen years teaching or research experience and shall have worked as a full professor at a reputed Institution for at least seven years; or shall have industry experience at a higher level for at least fifteen years.

The Director will be appointed based on the recommendations made by the Search-cum- Selection Committee of the IIMA Board of Governors and approved by the Board.

The appointment is for five years or until attaining the age of superannuation of 70 years, whichever is earlier. An incumbent can be considered for renewal for an additional term.

Remuneration is competitive with leading Indian universities.

Applications are sought from candidates who are confident of delivering on the agenda described above and possess the qualities implied by the description above. Applications, as well as any queries, should be directed in confidence to chairman-iima@iima.ac.in before September 30, 2022.

Staging Enabled