Faculty Recruitment 2016-2017

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty positions at Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor levels. A tenure-track faculty is expected to engage heavily in research and teaching. The eligibility criteria for tenure-track faculty positions are similar as in IITs.  For an Assistant Professor position, a candidate must have a PhD  plus three years experience. However, for PhDs from a well known University/Institute (e.g. IITs/IISc/TIFR/ISI/... in India or well known research universities across the world), and a good research/academic record, the 3 years experience requirement may be waived.

The pay scale for faculty is same as in IITs. In addition, up to 25% more personal pay may be provided. All regular faculty will be provided on-campus or leased accommodation. Other benefits include initiation research grant, travel support, professional development fund, etc., and personal benefits such as health insurance, LTC, contribution to pension plan, etc.

IIIT-Delhi follows a tenure model in which an initial contract is given for 5/7 years. Before completion of initial contract, an extensive evaluation of performance of Research & Teaching is done. If the faculty member’s performance is good, he/she can expect to get promoted and tenured. 

The overall selection process is given below. Some insights on how assessment for faculty positions is done is discussed in this blog article of the Director. Please visit the Institute website for more information, in particular the faculty page to get a sense of the faculty profile.

Senior Level Positions. At senior levels, IIIT-Delhi hopes to attract a selected few who have well established global reputation in research and development and who can take leadership for new centers, programs, etc. Applications are particularly invited from senior researchers who are looking for a suitable opportunity to establish a center in India in some specialized area, particularly interdisciplinary areas.

Visiting Positions and Sabbaticals. IIIT-Delhi's faculty are engaged in over 30 collaborations with various academic institutions and research labs across the world. The institute will like to host visitors on their Sabbatical or other programs, like the Vajra scheme. If you are interested in establishing some collaboration, please contact the faculty member you may want to work with or the Director. Senior people who are willing to spend 2 or more years and take up some leadership / administrative position are also invited to contact.

Teaching-Track Positions. To promote excellence in teaching, IIIT-Delhi has created a few teaching-track faculty positions, which are primarily targeted towards attracting outstanding teachers into the Institute, and to whom both students and faculty may look up as role-models for teaching. Teaching-track faculty members are regular faculty members in the Institute but with a different emphasis between teaching and research. They will have a higher teaching load and will be expected to engage in high quality teaching, and accordingly, will be expected to have a modest level of engagement in research. The criterion for tenure and promotion also has a higher expectation in quality teaching than research. Minimum qualifications for a teaching-track Assistant Professor is same as mentioned above. However suitable candidates with MTech/MS/ Equivalent and at least 5 years experience are also eligible, if their teaching record and reputation is outstanding.

Interaction in USA with potential faculty candidates in Nov 2017 :  A team led by the Director will be meeting potential faculty candidates in early Nov (dates to be finalized soon) in USA. Meetings will be held in DC Area (probably UMD), Chicago/Illinois Area (UIUC or UIC or Northeastern), and LA/SF Area (UCLA or UCB). Screened candidates will be requested give their technical seminar through Skype/Webex before the meeting.  Travel support for the meeting will be provided to invited candidates. Applications are invited in the the disciplines and areas of interest mentioned below. Application deadline for these selections is October 15, 2017.  For any further information/queries on this, please send email to faculty-applications@iiitd.ac.in.


Disciplines and Areas of Interest

The main disciplines of interest and the main focus areas within each discipline are given below. Recruitment is not limited to these areas only and candidates in other areas within these disciplines are also encouraged to apply.

Computer Science & Engineering, CSE

Candidates must have PhD in Computer Science, or an allied area, from a reputed institution, and a good research record and background. While candidates from all areas will be considered, the following areas are currently of special interest:

  • Information Security and Privacy: All aspects including Web Security, Security of Critical Infrastructure, Privacy and Security in online Social Media, Network Security, Secure Application Development, etc.
  • Systems, Mobile computing, Sensor Networks, networking : Including Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, Networks, Platforms, Middleware, etc.
  • Data Science and Engineering : Including Data Science, Databases, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Big Data, Managing Data on cloud, Data Warehousing and  Data Engineering, etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning: Including Deep Learning, Model Building, Social Media Analysis, etc.
  • Human Computer Interaction: Including Interaction Design, Coordination and Collaboration, Gesture based Interaction, Intelligent and Adaptive Interfaces, Interface for Mobile Devices, Speech Interfaces, Information Interfaces, Multimodal Interfaces, Human-Robot Interfaces, Computational Design, Cognition, etc.
  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages: Including Empirical Software Engineering, Code Analysis, Testing, Mining Software Repositories, Semantics, Language Translation, etc.
  • Digital Media: Including Computer Graphics, Animation, Game Development, Data Visualization, Virtual/Mixed Reality, Web Media and Social Media etc.
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. See Computational Biology below.
  • Other areas: Algorithms, Theory of Computing, Computational Neuroscience, etc.

Electronics and Communication Engineering, ECE

Candidates must have PhD in EE, or an allied area, from a reputed institution, and a good research record and background. While candidates from all areas will be considered, the following areas are currently of special interest:

  • Circuits/Electronics: VLSI/CAD & Nano-Electronics; Mixed-Signal/ Analog circuits / RF transceivers; Low Power Electronics, 3D ICs, Multi-core Processors and New Architectures, Systems-on-chip and Network-on-chip, I/O etc.
  • Communications/Networks: Wireless Communication and Networks; Integration of Wired/ Wireless Networks, Applications to transportation, Energy Grids and Next Generation Networking, Information Theory and Network Science, Spectrum Policy and Management etc.
  • Signal/Image Processing: Multimedia Systems; Image Compression & Processing; Speech Recognition, Processing, Translation to text; Bio-Medical Imaging and Applications to Systems Biology etc.
  • Energy Systems and Technologies: Energy Sensing, Management, Operations, Power Electronics, Smart Grid Technologies (Communications and Control, Distributed Operations).
  • Embedded  Systems, Controls: IOT, Embedded Systems, Emerging Low Power/Low Cost Sensor Net Platforms, Controls with applications to Cyber-Physical Systems etc.

Computational Biology, CB

  • Bioinformatics: Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics, Next-GenSequencing, Single Cell Genomics and Personalized Medicine, RNA-seq, Genome Organization and Evolution, Comparative andFunctionalGenomics, Structural Bioinformatics,Machine Learning etc.
  • Biostatistics: Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics, Next-GenSequencing, Single Cell Genomics and Personalized Medicine, RNA-seq, Genome Organization and Evolution, Comparative andFunctionalGenomics, Structural Bioinformatics,etc.

Applied Mathematics

  • Optimization: All areas of Optimization including Linear/ Non-Linear/ Integer/Dynamic/ Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial / Stochastic Optimization, Heuristics, etc.
  • Probability, Statistics, Data Science: Probabilistic Modeling, Statistical Learning, Monte Carlo Methods, Stochastic Processes, Information Theory, Deep Learning, etc.
  • Network Science: Graph Theory, Networks, Statistical Physics etc.
  • Scientific Computing: Numerical Methods, Finite Element Techniques, Differential Equations etc
  • Other areas: Algebra and Coding Theory, Number Theory, Control Theory, Combinatorics, Modeling, Mathematical Finance, etc.

IT and Society (Humanities and Social Sciences)

The Institute plans to establish a center/group on IT and society - it can also be viewed as a Humanities and Social Sciences department with a broad focus area for research: interface and interactions between IT and Society, and computational social sciences / digital humanities. The faculty in this center/department can be from various disciplines, some of which are mentioned below, and are expected to conduct research examining the confluence of social norms, cultural practices, and IT including the Internet, computational techniques for social science problems, etc. Having done research in the area of IT and Society is highly desirble; however, candidates who may have worked in related areas but have research plans to work on problems in this area are also welcome to apply.

  • Anthropology/Sociology:Social network analysis, social aspects of computing, such as crowdsourcing and human computation, ICT for development
  • Economics: Computational economics,Economics of information, auctions, game theory, mechanism design,  pricing, development studies (particularly relating to technology related development), etc.
  • Psychology: Computational psychology / neuroscience, interface design, cognition, social psychology, educational psychology, motivation, etc.
  • Philosophy:Philosophy of science, ethics, epistemology, knowledge society, etc.
  • Political Science/Public Policy:Governance and e-governance, policies for ICT, internet governance, etc.
  • Media and Communication Studies:Digital and social media, interpersonal and intercultural communication, health communication, mobile media, etc.
  • Other Areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Digital humanities, History of science and technology, etc.

Design and Digital Media

With increasing use of Internet and IT based tools in all aspets of our lives, focus on user experience and Design and Design Thinking is increasing rapidly. Digital media is today at the heart of many aspects of design and entertainment - besides internet and mobile based applications, it also forms the heart of areas like animation, special effects, gaming, virtual reality, etc. The Institute plans to establish a group/center which will focus on both of these areas – Digital Media and Design – as they have strong synergies between them. The group will work with collegues in CS and EE, as these areas complement them richly.  Some of the areas of interest are: 

  • Design: Design thinking, interaction design, communication/visual/information design, new media design, computer aided design, etc.
  • HCI - Human Computer Interaction: All areas. 
  • Computer Animation, Gaming, Special Effects:All areas. 
  • Graphics, Multimedia, Virtual Reality: All areas

Due to nature of the field, besides regular research faculty with PhD, the center also wishes to recruit practitioners as visiting faculty (full or part-time), or Professor of Practice. Interested practitioners may apply for this. 

Important Dates/ Schedule

For applying: Anytime-applications processed regularly.
Seminars: On a mutually convenient date; often when the candidate is visiting India.
Interaction with Selection Committee:  Held regularly, a few times a year.

Application Process

For applying, send an email to faculty-applications@iiitd.ac.in. Subject of the email should be "Faculty position in CSE [or ECE, CB, Math, Digital Media and Design, IT and Society] (please mention the discipline in the subject - as mails are organized using that). Please attach the following to your email:

(i) CV with details about your education (please mention CGPA/percentage also for each degree, including class X and XII), work experience, publications, etc, as well as names of at least three references (if desired, list of references may be sent later upon request from the Institute),

(ii) a research statement giving research background, approach, research plans for the near future, etc.

(iii) a teaching statement containing teaching approach, basic/foundation courses you would like to teach, advanced courses you would like to teach or design, etc. 

Non-Indian Nationals, or those applying for senior positions: To help us understand your expectations and motivation, please provide sufficient description of your interests in IIIT-Delhi, and what you hope to accomplish in personal terms.


Selection Process

  • Applications are received throughout the year. Potential candidates who want to apply later but are visiting India are specially encouraged to send an email of intent to explore possibility of a visit to IIIT-Delhi for seminar/faculty-interaction during their visit to India. From the applications received, candidates are short-listed based on education background, research record, recommendation letters, and suitability for the Institute.
  • The candidate (if shortlisted) is invited to give a technical seminar to the faculty and interact with faculty – for overseas candidates, this is often done when the candidate is visiting India. This may also be done through electronic media. Suggested structure of the seminar (appx 45 mts): Give a brief overview of your background, the problem areas you work in, its relevance, and overall contributions. Then describe one work in detail (like a conference presentation). Finally, end with future research work you want to pursue, and a slide on your teaching interests.
  • A further shortlisting is done based on the seminar/visit and the recommendation letters. The short listed candidates are invited to interact with the selection committee, which is a committee of experts. Generally, this interaction starts with a short presentation/opening statement by the candidate on his/her achievements so far and future plans followed by interaction with the committee. Suggested structure of this opening statement (8-10 mts): A slide or two about the candidate’s background, a few slides about the research contributions so far, a couple of slides on future research plans, and a slide on teaching interests.
  • The selection committee makes its recommendations. After the recommendations are accepted, the offer letter is issued. The candidate is generally informed within two weeks of the selection committee interaction, if he/she is selected.
  • Clarification about Eligibility. Even if a candidate satisfies the minimum requirement, he/she may not be short-listed for further evaluation, if he/she does not have a PhD from a premier institute and a good research record proven by publications in high impact conferences and journals. Please see the current faculty profile to get an idea of the expectations/requirements for faculty at IIIT-Delhi.


Older Announcements

Interaction in Australia with potential faculty candidates in March/April 2017 : The Director will be visiting some universities in Australia in March End/April first week. Tentative dates are: Melbourne, March 27-28 (U of Melbourne, Monash), Sydney, March 29-30 (UNSW, U of Sydney), and Brisbane (QUT). Presentation and interaction with potential faculty candidates in the disciplines mentioned below is planned in some of these universities. These candidates may then be invited to give their technical seminar and interact with selection committee later in April through Skype/Webex.  Applications are invited in the the disciplines and areas of interest mentioned below. Application deadline for these selections is March 30, 2017.  For any further information/queries on this, please send email to faculty-applications@iiitd.ac.in.
Faculty Selection in London and Paris in Oct, 2016. Faculty selection committee meetings are planned to be held in UCL London in Oct 1st week, and in INRIA Paris in Oct 2nd week.  Candidates from UK are encouraged to apply for consideration in London selections, and candidates from EU are encouraged to apply for Paris selections. For these selections, shortlisted candidates will be requested to give an e-seminar (on skype, webex, ...) to faculty of IIIT-Delhi during the months of August and September. Candidates shortlisted further will be invited for interaction with selection committee to London/Paris - travel will be reimbursed (limit: USD 500). Exact dates and further details about the meeting room, local contact, etc will be provided later to invited candidates. Selected candidates will be given offer letters within 2 weeks.      

Applications are invited in the following disciplines - areas of interest are mentioned above: (i) Computer Science and Engineering, (ii) Electronics and Communications Engineering, (iii) Applied Mathematics, (iv) IT and Society, (v) Digital Media and Design. Application deadline for these selections is September 30, 2016. 
For any further information/queries on this, please send email to faculty-applications@iiitd.ac.in.

 Faculty Selection in Austin, Tx, USA. A faculty selection committee meeting will be held in University of Texas, Austin, on Tue, May 17, 2016. For this selection, application deadline is May 5 April 15. Overall application and selection process is same as given below. For this selection, shortlisted candidates will be requested to give an e-seminar (on skype, webex, ...) to faculty of IIIT-Delhi. Candidates shortlisted further will be invited for interaction with selection committee to University of Texas, Austin. Travel to Austin will be reimbursed (limit: USD 500). Further details about the meeting room in University, local contact, etc will be provided later to invited candidates. Selected candidates will be given offer letters by May 30.