Overview

We routinely accept and review applications for faculty positions from individuals with exceptional research record in any area of Electrical Engineering or in rapidly emerging allied areas showing great potential. We interact with potential candidates on a timely manner and make every effort to bring the finest researchers to our research environment. We offer 3 broad positions Assistant ProfessorsAssociate ProfessorsProfessors. Feel free to read below as to how you can start your career with us. In case of further queries, please email hodee [AT] ee.iitm.ac.in

Assistant ProfessorAssociate ProfessorProfessorVisiting Positions (Tenure Track)

Candidates with 0 to 3 years of post-doctoral experience and proven research potential (couple of good Journal publications). Desirable Age: < 35 years.

Please be on the lookout for an advertisement (on our Institute website www.iitm.ac.in or in the newspapers) and apply in the prescribed format. Be sure to submit the application so that it reaches the Institute by the deadline stipulated in the advertisement.

Your suitability for a faculty position in our Department will be discussed by the departmental New Faculty Evaluation Committee (NFEC). Upon a positive recommendation from NFEC, we would invite you to visit us for a discussion on your research activities, current and future plans. A one hour research presentation (Research Seminar) by you would be the highlight of this visit. We will be able to fund travel only within India and host you on campus. Please plan to spend about two days with us – this allows adequate time to interact with department faculty and be bowled over by our verdant campus in Southern Chennai.

Research Seminar: This is the most important part of the interaction. Provide a background of your career, starting from College. Follow this up with some background in your research area before discussing your contributions. Since the audience will consist of researchers with varied backgrounds, you should plan an appropriate introduction. You must balance your talk so that it appeals to “specialists” as well as “non-specialists” in the audience, while highlighting your research contributions and achievements. Typically, you may like to present an overview of the breadth of your work and discuss in greater depth, a specific contribution. You should make it amply clear that you have the ability both to conduct research and to present the results of your research well. Please plan the seminar for about 45 minutes duration (plan your slides accordingly).

Don’t forget to include, apart from details of past accomplishments, a clear picture of how you intend to contribute to the department. Plan to spend up to 5 minutes of your time on this aspect (mentioning it explicitly in the talk outline as future plans, or statement of purpose or research proposal).

Meetings with faculty: We will also schedule interactions with faculty in your (and allied) research areas. These meetings, while enabling you to discuss your work in detail, will also provide you an opportunity to learn about the various initiatives in the department. We are keen to have good faculty on board, and would like to find out how their experience and research abilities will enrich the department.

We will communicate our decision, within a few weeks of your visit. Upon a positive outcome, the Administration may take up to eight weeks to send the formal offer letter. The offer is usually valid for a year. Faculty who join us could also make a proposal for a seed research grant of up to Rupees two million.

Candidates with a minimum of 6 years teaching or postgraduate research experience of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor. We also consider candidates with proven research track and with 6 years of industrial research experience.
Desirable Age: < 45 years.

Please be on the lookout for an advertisement (on our Institute website www.iitm.ac.in or in the newspapers) and apply in the prescribed format. Be sure to submit the application so that it reaches the Institute by the deadline stipulated in the advertisement.

Your suitability for a faculty position in our Department will be discussed by the departmental New Faculty Evaluation Committee (NFEC). Upon a positive recommendation from NFEC, we would invite you to visit us for a discussion on your research activities, current and future plans. A one hour research presentation (Research Seminar) by you would be the highlight of this visit. We will be able to fund travel only within India and host you on campus. Please plan to spend about two days with us – this allows adequate time to interact with department faculty and be bowled over by our verdant campus in Southern Chennai.

Research Seminar: This is the most important part of the interaction. Provide a background of your career, starting from College. Follow this up with some background in your research area before discussing your contributions. Since the audience will consist of researchers with varied backgrounds, you should plan an appropriate introduction. You must balance your talk so that it appeals to “specialists” as well as “non-specialists” in the audience, while highlighting your research contributions and achievements. Typically, you may like to present an overview of the breadth of your work and discuss in greater depth, a specific contribution. You should make it amply clear that you have the ability both to conduct research and to present the results of your research well. Please plan the seminar for about 45 minutes duration (plan your slides accordingly).

Don’t forget to include, apart from details of past accomplishments, a clear picture of how you intend to contribute to the department. Plan to spend up to 5 minutes of your time on this aspect (mentioning it explicitly in the talk outline as future plans, or statement of purpose or research proposal).

Meetings with faculty: We will also schedule interactions with faculty in your (and allied) research areas. These meetings, while enabling you to discuss your work in detail, will also provide you an opportunity to learn about the various initiatives in the department. We are keen to have good faculty on board, and would like to find out how their experience and research abilities will enrich the department.

We will communicate our decision, within a few weeks of your visit. Upon a positive outcome, the Administration may take up to eight weeks to send the formal offer letter. The offer is usually valid for a year. Faculty who join us could also make a proposal for a seed research grant of up to Rupees two million.

Candidates possessing a minimum of 10 years teaching and postgraduate research experience of which at least 5 4 years should be at the level of Associate Professor. We also consider candidates with proven research track and with 10 years of industrial research experience.
Desirable Age: < 55 years.

Please be on the lookout for an advertisement (on our Institute website www.iitm.ac.in or in the newspapers) and apply in the prescribed format. Be sure to submit the application so that it reaches the Institute by the deadline stipulated in the advertisement.

Your suitability for a faculty position in our Department will be discussed by the departmental New Faculty Evaluation Committee (NFEC). Upon a positive recommendation from NFEC, we would invite you to visit us for a discussion on your research activities, current and future plans. A one hour research presentation (Research Seminar) by you would be the highlight of this visit. We will be able to fund travel only within India and host you on campus. Please plan to spend about two days with us – this allows adequate time to interact with department faculty and be bowled over by our verdant campus in Southern Chennai.

Research Seminar: This is the most important part of the interaction. Provide a background of your career, starting from College. Follow this up with some background in your research area before discussing your contributions. Since the audience will consist of researchers with varied backgrounds, you should plan an appropriate introduction. You must balance your talk so that it appeals to “specialists” as well as “non-specialists” in the audience, while highlighting your research contributions and achievements. Typically, you may like to present an overview of the breadth of your work and discuss in greater depth, a specific contribution. You should make it amply clear that you have the ability both to conduct research and to present the results of your research well. Please plan the seminar for about 45 minutes duration (plan your slides accordingly).

Don’t forget to include, apart from details of past accomplishments, a clear picture of how you intend to contribute to the department. Plan to spend up to 5 minutes of your time on this aspect (mentioning it explicitly in the talk outline as future plans, or statement of purpose or research proposal).

Meetings with faculty: We will also schedule interactions with faculty in your (and allied) research areas. These meetings, while enabling you to discuss your work in detail, will also provide you an opportunity to learn about the various initiatives in the department. We are keen to have good faculty on board, and would like to find out how their experience and research abilities will enrich the department.

We will communicate our decision, within a few weeks of your visit. Upon a positive outcome, the Administration may take up to eight weeks to send the formal offer letter. The offer is usually valid for a year. Faculty who join us could also make a proposal for a seed research grant of up to Rupees two million.

A permanent faculty position can be offered only after an advertisement in newspapers, followed by an interview. The Institute normally advertises for these positions every alternate year. So as to not lose out on outstanding candidates, we have introduced `Visiting (tenure-track)’ positions, which are offered throughout the year. Those recruited on such a position can appear before a selection committee when one is constituted (usually within two years), to be considered for a permanent (tenure) position. Once their position is ratified (by the selection committee), their service is deemed to start from the day they joined the Institute.

Please send your CV (including the date of birth) with a list of published/accepted papers (list journal and conference papers separately), and a two- page summary (in PDF format) of your research accomplishments to hodee@ee.iitm.ac.in. Attach soft copies of two research papers that portray your most significant work, along with a research proposal (maximum two pages) describing your future plans. In your proposal, make sure that you bring out the importance of your research area and specifics of your previous work and achievements. Please provide the names and addresses (including email and telephone numbers) of at least three referees who can comment on your technical abilities. Don’t forget to request the referees to send their letters to hodee@ee.iitm.ac.in.

Your suitability for a faculty position in our Department will be discussed by the departmental New Faculty Evaluation Committee (NFEC). Upon a positive recommendation from NFEC, we would invite you to visit us for a discussion on your research activities, current and future plans. A one hour research presentation (Research Seminar) by you would be the highlight of this visit. We will be able to fund travel only within India and host you on campus. Please plan to spend about two days with us – this allows adequate time to interact with department faculty and be bowled over by our verdant campus in Southern Chennai.

Research Seminar: This is the most important part of the interaction. Provide a background of your career, starting from College. Follow this up with some background in your research area before discussing your contributions. Since the audience will consist of researchers with varied backgrounds, you should plan an appropriate introduction. You must balance your talk so that it appeals to “specialists” as well as “non-specialists” in the audience, while highlighting your research contributions and achievements. Typically, you may like to present an overview of the breadth of your work and discuss in greater depth, a specific contribution. You should make it amply clear that you have the ability both to conduct research and to present the results of your research well. Please plan the seminar for about 45 minutes duration (plan your slides accordingly).

Don’t forget to include, apart from details of past accomplishments, a clear picture of how you intend to contribute to the department. Plan to spend up to 5 minutes of your time on this aspect (mentioning it explicitly in the talk outline as future plans, or statement of purpose or research proposal).

Meetings with faculty: We will also schedule interactions with faculty in your (and allied) research areas. These meetings, while enabling you to discuss your work in detail, will also provide you an opportunity to learn about the various initiatives in the department. We are keen to have good faculty on board, and would like to find out how their experience and research abilities will enrich the department.

We will communicate our decision, within a few weeks of your visit. Upon a positive outcome, the Administration may take up to eight weeks to send the formal offer letter. The offer is usually valid for a year. Faculty who join us could also make a proposal for a seed research grant of up to Rupees two million.