Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, India
Faculty Recruitment 2013
For the current round of interviews, we are specifically looking for faculty position Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the following areas:
Sensors and instrumentation, bio-instrumentation, high voltage, power system protection and smart grids, image processing, computer vision, machine learning, speech recognition, synthesis and coding, statistical learning and optimization for communications and related applications, network control, VLSI design and CAD, embedded systems, analog and RF circuits, MEMS, experimental nano-electronics and nano-photonics, optical signal processing, high power lasers, meta-materials
General information on recruitment in EE
|We invite applications for faculty positions from candidates with proven record of excellence in research. We look for individuals with the potential and passion for high quality teaching and research in all areas of Electrical Engineering.|
|I. What are the positions available? What are the minimum qualifications required?|
|Faculty positions: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor.
Track schemes: Visiting, Visiting (tenure-track), Contract and Permanent (tenure).
The eligibility criteria are given below (in addition to a PhD Degree with a first class in the preceding degree). We expect that at least one of the applicant's degrees is in Electrical Engineering. However, we would be interested even in those who do not satisfy this norm provided they are exceptional and can give convincing reasons (in the application) to pursue a career with us.
|II. Other requirements|
|At this point in time, visiting (tenure-track) and permanent (tenure) positions are open only to Indian Nationals and OCI card holders.
Visiting faculty positions are open to people of any nationality.
Contract positions are also open to people of any nationality. While for foreign nationals this is not a tenure-track scheme, the contract may be renewed.
A brief note on Visiting (tenure-track) position: 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.
|III. How to get in touch?|
|For positions under the Tenure/Contract tracks: 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.
For positions under Visiting Faculty Scheme: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
|IV. After that ….|
|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.
|V. Then what?|
|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.|
|Head, Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Madras, Chennai 600036, India
Ph: +91 44 2257 4401 / 4400
FAX: +91 44 2257 4402 / 5409