About Foundation Studies:

Anant’s Foundation Programme is the starting point for design and architecture students. It lays a robust groundwork for students’ academic journey, equips them with essential skills, develops critical thinking and cultivates their capacity to thrive in interdisciplinary settings. The programme aims to foster both tangible and intangible values, enhancing their capacity to observe comprehensively, understand deeply, analyse critically and synthesise meaningfully. This is achieved through a multidisciplinary approach while engaging with communities and stakeholders.

Job Type


Reporting to

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Desired Educational Qualification

  • Master’s degree or higher in Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, Art History or a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drawing, sketching, painting and other traditional artistic mediums.


  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in teaching or industry-related experience.

Key Responsibility Areas (KRAs)


  • Curriculum Development: Develop and update syllabi, course materials and instructional resources for foundation courses.
  • Instruction Delivery: Deliver engaging and interactive lectures, discussions and workshops focused on user research, ideation, prototyping and design thinking.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Facilitate hands-on design exercises, studio projects and critiques in applying design principles and methodologies.
  • Mentoring and Feedback: Provide individualised guidance and constructive feedback to students during project development.
  • Curriculum Assessment: Evaluate student performance through assignments, exams, portfolio reviews and presentations. Ensure fair and consistent grading.
  • Industry Engagement: Build collaborations with industry professionals, organisations and design firms.
  • Conduct Lectures and Seminars: Regularly conduct engaging workshops and seminars on art history, introducing students to key movements, styles and artists across different periods and cultures.
  • Socio-Cultural Context: Incorporate socio-cultural perspectives into the curriculum, helping students understand the cultural, historical and societal influences on art and design.

Research and Consultancy:

  • Publish quality research papers and articles in journals of national and international repute
  • Publish articles and books with reputed publishers
  • Undertake sponsored research projects and consultancy from funding agencies and industry

Academic Administration

  • Contribute to developing academic policies of the University
  • Coach, advise and mentor teaching assistants and colleagues
  • Active participation in faculty and departmental meetings
  • Support the Office of Admissions in selecting quality students for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Fellowship programmes
  • Collaborate with expert speakers and organise guest seminars and faculty events
  • Assist in various departmental duties and support the Dean/Director of the School in their day-to-day academic activities and functions
  • Invigilate examinations/assessments/juries

Key Skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in drawing, sketching, painting and other traditional artistic mediums
  • Proficiency in digital art tools and technologies is desirable
  • Strong knowledge of art history, with the ability to teach diverse artistic movements and cultural contexts
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts effectively to students
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic academic environment and contribute to curriculum development initiatives
  • Prior teaching, consulting or professional experience is preferred