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Plaksha University
Mohali, Punjab, India
29 days ago


Plaksha University invites talented academicians and scientists, including PhDs and postdoctoral fellows keen to start their academic career, who have a zeal for interdisciplinary and impactful research and teaching, to apply for an appropriate position at the Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor level. For exceptional candidates, Chair Professorships are also available.

We are enabling a thriving research and innovation ecosystem and are engaging with top notch faculty across diverse interdisciplinary domains including, but not limited to, AI/ML, data science, cyber security, cyber-physical systems, robotics, applied mathematics, economics, operations research, and design thinking.

Why should you apply to Plaksha?

  • Opportunity to build an institution from scratch; select faculty will have fast-tracked opportunities for academic leadership positions
  • Attractive salary structure (~40-70% higher than premier public institution in India)
  • Highly attractive compensation, Start-up research grants, and Professional Development Allowance; meritocratic increments and growth
  • Consulting opportunity for 1 day a week with 90% revenue share to faculty; support with making industry connections in leading corporates and start-ups
  • 2 summer months as mini-sabbatical anywhere in the world, supported for tenure-track assistant professors; and 1-1 mentorship from reputed academicians globally in one’s research area
  • Support for research and teaching with attractive university fellowships for PhD students (2x stipend and funded international lab visitation)
  • High degree of freedom, flexibility & autonomy to define curriculum and pedagogy

Flexible career tracks:

  • Tenure-track/tenured faculty
  • Professor of Practice
  • Visiting and Adjunct Faculty
  • Research Scientist
  • Joint industry appointments

About Plaksha University

Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in Chandigarh tricity, India, Plaksha University is a collective philanthropic initiative by a global community of 100+ reputed entrepreneurs, business leaders and academicians to reimagine technology education and research.

A greenfield university, Plaksha is developing a transformational model of engineering education and research that integrates technology, design, entrepreneurship, and liberal arts. Plaksha’s mission is guided by an eminent Academic Advisory Board of distinguished leaders at top institutions and is anchored around three pillars: a) reimagining tech education b) research to impact Grand Challenges c) innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Role & Responsibilities:

The responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level, conducting research and building research centers & laboratories of global eminence along with innovative curriculum and pedagogy.

  • To teach up to a maximum of 6 contact hours per week (lectures/labs) at the UG level or (4+3) contact hours per week (lectures/labs) at the PG level.
  • To develop and conduct a world class research program that will involve supervising PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and developing a thriving scientific ecosystem in allied areas of scientific research.
  • To raise research funds through government and private agencies and international consortiums.

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • A Ph.D. in the field of computer science, data science, AI/ML, computer vision, robotics, cyber-physical systems, applied mathematics & statistics, electronics & communications systems, or a related field, from a world class university with a brilliant track record of intellectual impact.
  • Some international experience is desirable.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applications for faculty positions are open throughout the year.
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to visit or reach out to for more information.
  • Citizenship of India is not a requirement. Foreign nationals with fluency in English are encouraged to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining diversity and welcome applications from all nationalities, and encourage women, members from LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and other diverse communities.
  • Plaksha University is supportive of dual-careers and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64449079
  • Location:
    Mohali, Punjab, India
  • Position Title: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Company Name For Job: Plaksha University
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Faculty,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Required Travel: None

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