Avadhesh Kumar Singh, PhD, has been Founder Head, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot (1989–2005). He served as Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad (2006-09). Thereafter, he was the Founder Convener, Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. He taught at School of Studies in English, Vikram University, Ujjain (MP) too.
At present Dr Singh is Professor of Translation Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi. Also he is Honorary Chair Professor, Comparative & Interdisciplinary Studies, Auro University, Surat and Adjunct Professor, SMVD University, Katra (Jammu). He has been Director, School of Translation Studies & Training, IGNOU (2011-14) and also Director of Indian Sign Language, Research & Training Centre, MoSJ&E.
Dr Singh has lectured in universities in India and abroad. Apart from his 160 papers in various anthologies, national and international journals of repute, he has authored 16 books till now. His latest books include Revisiting Literature, Criticism and Aesthetics in India (2012), and Samkalin Alochana Vimarsh (2016) in Hindi.
He is Series Editor, Critical Discourses in South Asia, Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Since 1994, he has been Editor, Critical Practice, journal of literary and critical studies.