Faculty Opportunities

Prof. Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice Chancellor

“Plaksha, as a greenfield university, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Faculty at Plaksha have a unique opportunity to shape the foundation and direction of the university, to make a significant impact on its grand vision, to change the landscape of technology education and contribute to solving grand challenges."

Be a part of the team
  • Open Positions
  • Role Specifications
  • Application Guidelines
  • Why Choose Plaksha
Open Positions

Plaksha invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and full Professor levels from candidates with a Ph.D. from a world-class institution in disciplines including economics, design thinking, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, energy systems engineering, mathematics, social sciences and related fields; and a track record of creating impact via research, innovation in teaching, industry practice or entrepreneurial ventures.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Computer Science AI-ML
  • Data Science Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics Economics
  • Robotics Cyber-physical Systems
  • Biosystems Engineering Operations Research
  • Computational Social Science Design Thinking

Flexible Career Tracks:

  • Tenure-track/tenured positions
  • Visiting and adjunct positions with pre-defined time commitments
  • Professor of Practice
  • Research scientist
  • Joint industry appointments

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Role Specifications

The responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level including the development of innovative curriculum and pedagogy, conducting research, and helping to build research centers & laboratories of global eminence, along with innovative curriculum and pedagogy.  Faculty are expected to:

Teach up to 4 courses per year (1 course = 3 credits = up to 42 contact hours per semester)

Contribute to Plaksha’s research mission by participating in its world-class research program that involves supervising undergraduate and graduate students, PhD scholars, and post-doctoral fellows

Raise research funds through government and private agencies and international consortiums.

An ideal faculty candidate:

  • Faculty who are inspired, creative and passionate about what and how they teach, who truly enjoy teaching and mentoring students, and are highly committed to student learning and success.
  • A willingness to embrace Plaksha’s vision of reimagining education by adopting new pedagogical methods, including in teacher training, education workflows, course formats, and the role of technology in teaching and learning.
  • A strong commitment and track record in one or more of the following:
    • Research framed by grand challenges of India and the world in the 21st century.
    • Research with impact on industry, public policy, practice, sustainable development etc.
    • Making inventions/ commercializing technology/software or other entrepreneurial experience.
    • Experience in leading companies, or other significant industrial/corporate experience.
    • Innovative pedagogy and/or scholarship of education and/or interdisciplinary education.
  • An interdisciplinary mindset, in the broadest sense, recognizing the need for partnerships between social sciences, humanities and STEM disciplines, and willingness to learn from colleagues with different perspectives.
  • A passion for institution-building with a desire for continuous improvement, entrepreneurial mindset and a can-do attitude.
  • A willingness to work in a team, by accepting others’ ideas, partnering, leading or following, as needed to accomplish team objectives.
Application Guidelines
  • Applications for faculty positions are open throughout the year.
  • Citizenship of India is not a requirement. Foreign nationals with fluency in English are encouraged to apply.
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to visit plaksha.edu.in/faculty or reach out to academic.relations@plaksha.edu.in for more information.

Plaksha University is committed to maintaining diversity and encourage women, members from LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and other diverse communities to apply. The university is supportive of dual-careers and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Why Choose Plaksha

Plaksha University provides its faculty with access to a collegial working environment, seed funding, mentorship from top researchers, and other support so they can realize their full potential as researchers in their respective fields. 

  1. Attractive salary structure and compensation (~40-70% higher than premier public institutions in India).
  2. Attractive start-up research grants to the tune of INR 25,00,000 (USD 30,000) to assist in initiating research.
  3. Professional Development Allowance to encourage registration with professional bodies, attendance at seminars or conferences, subscription to journals and similar expenses for continuous career development.
  4. Consulting opportunity for 1 day a week with 90% revenue share to faculty; support with making industry connections in leading corporates and start-ups through a dedicated Center for Corporate Partnerships and Careers.
  5. 2 summer months as mini-sabbatical at a reputed research-focused international university supported for tenure-track assistant professors.
  6. 1-on-1 mentorship from top academicians in one’s research area.
  7. Support for research and teaching through university sponsored fellowships for Ph.D. students and research fellows.
  8. High degree of freedom, flexibility & autonomy to define curriculum and pedagogy.
  9. Opportunity to interact and collaborate with colleagues educated and trained in top Institutions and access to a unique eco-system of 100+ founders with proven entrepreneurial track record.
  10. Opportunity to build a greenfield institution and play a role in shaping the fabric of the university and its role in the world.
  11. Fast-tracked opportunities for academic leadership positions.
  12. A dedicated Office of Research that provides assistance on research administrative issues and support with grant proposals.

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