In order to meet current and future research, teaching and outreach requirements, Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar seeks applicants from outstanding faculty candidates for the following positions.
Career Faculty Positions: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor.
No-Career Faculty positions: Lecturer, Assistant Research/Teaching Professor, Associate Research/Teaching Professor, Professor of Practise, Visiting Faculty
We particularly encourage applications from scholars of all nationalities working in inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary areas. Some of the priority areas for the HSS program are the following.
Economics | Politics | Sociology | Anthropology | Philosophy | Psychology | Cognitive Science | Literature | Philosophy | Media Studies | Conflict & Peace Studies | Visual & Performing Arts | Social Action & Policy | Archaeology
At IITGN, each faculty member gets full support and resources for curricular and co-curricular initiatives. If you can contribute to our ecosystem and build a world-class institute, you might consider working with us. As a faculty member at the Institute, you will be encouraged to teach elective courses of your choice. IIT Gandhinagar will provide research grants and funds to recruit Ph.D. and Postdoctoral fellows in your pursuit of excellence. If you have any queries please contact Prof. Angus McBalane, Faculty Recruitment Search Committee.
Scholar-in-Residence: HSS hosts highly accomplished individuals to be catalysts and impact the academic experience of the IITGN faculty and students. We believe that such individuals’ presence would add tremendous value to the scholarly ecosystem of the Institute. This position is available only by invitation.
Expectations from Career Faculty
Teaching: The HSS faculty are expected to be enthusiastic about developing and teaching undergraduate courses contextualized for the needs of students in the engineering and science disciplines. They should strive to develop courses with broad appeal and seek to make them relevant and salient to engineering students by helping them draw curricular connections with their life situations. In their teaching strategies, the HSS faculty are called upon to introduce inspiring courses and pedagogical techniques to motivate the Institute’s unique and diverse student body. Innovative teaching strategies can include but are not limited to infusing course content with creative and real-world examples, adopting experiential learning techniques, and introducing comparative approaches that draw on connections between the disciplines. HSS faculty are also encouraged to develop pedagogical partnerships that cross disciplinary boundaries and that promote new ways of thinking and learning.
Research: IITGN expects its HSS faculty to pursue their primary research interests in any domain and specialization they desire and evolve as eminent scholars. The research leading to the scholarship of national and international reputation is imperative. IITGN also expects HSS faculty to be excited and enthusiastic about the multidisciplinary scholarship. Considering the faculty composition at IITGN, research collaborations with colleagues in diverse areas provide a unique opportunity for the pursuit of excellence. The Institute recommends that HSS faculty take advantage of the intellectual diversity available on the campus and pursue research collaboration opportunities with colleagues across disciplines. Engaging engineering undergraduate students in their research is one strategy by which HSS faculty can extend the disciplinary boundaries of their scholarship. HSS faculty are more likely to succeed at IITGN if they are actively pursuing research funding, either individually or in partnerships with other scholars, both within and outside the institution. IITGN has a generous policy of providing support to its faculty who wish to invite visiting scholars to the campus, organize conferences or travel to academic meetings in other locations. Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.
Service and Outreach: Strong and effective faculty involvement and leadership in the management of the Institute is a defining characteristic of IITGN. All faculty members are expected to participate in various committees and administrative roles enthusiastically and to volunteer to take up new responsibilities when these would advance the Institute’s mission. Unlike many traditional universities, IITGN expects its faculty not to see “service” as a burden but as an opportunity to build their leadership and bring a sense of fulfillment to their work. They are expected to contribute to extracurricular programs and to participate generally in the intellectual and cultural life of the campus. Such service not only benefits the entire campus community but also provides faculty the opportunity to build their leadership skills, expand their network, and interact with the student body. In so doing, they also deepen their connection to the IITGN Community.