IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice from suitable candidates in any discipline. The institute also welcomes applications
for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice. The Professors of Practice are expected to play key pedagogical and leadership roles in the development
of IITGN’s Maker Bhavan. This includes developing facilities, courses and programs, engaging with students and faculty, and reaching out to industries. Candidates will
also contribute to activities and design projects, facilitate novel pedagogical practices by promoting active learning, creativity, and innovations, and teach graduate and
undergraduate courses at IITGN.
Candidates should preferably hold a Masters or PhD degree, and must have an outstanding track record of driving innovations in teaching, guiding technical projects of
students, and coordinating industry projects. They should have excellent leadership and communication skills, passion to teach and motivate students, and enthusiasm
to collaborate with faculty members across the Institute.
IIT Gandhinagar, which has been at the forefront of many innovative ideas in higher education, is striving to foster experiential learning, design thinking, creativity and
innovation among students with the establishment of Maker Bhavan. The Bhavan will act as a catalyst for disrupting pedagogical practices by redefining the traditional
divisions between classrooms and lab spaces, and ensuring that active learning, creativity, and innovation are an integral part of teaching and learning at IITGN. It seeks
to embed active learning as a core value in the educational experience of students across all disciplines and programs, and encourages a culture of student autonomy and empowerment.
Rolling recruitment. Applications are accepted throughout the year
INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM AND ACTIVE LEARNING
Award winning curriculum.
Project based learning, creativity, and entrepreneurship encouraged.
Emphasis on design, humanities, and life sciences to promote out-of-the box and non-linear thinking.
40% of UG and 77% of PhD students receive international exposure.
Increasing emphasis on learning-by-doing and active learning.
Tinkerer’s Lab for fearless experimentation.
Programs such as Invent@IITGN to promote innovations and inventions.
Major gift received for establishing Maker Bhavan.
Freedom, flexibility, autonomy and support to try out new pedagogical approaches.
DIVERSITY AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY
World class faculty from renowned institutes such as MIT, CMU, Cornell, UIUC, etc.
Faculty from 18 states in India.
20% women faculty members.
Opportunity for multi disciplinary appointments.
Can teach and guide students in any discipline.
CAMPUS AND LOCATION
Modern, world-class, riverfront campus.
Spacious on-campus housing for faculty.
On-site daycare center.
Green campus with clean air.
Excellent connectivity via air, road and rail. The Institute is about 30 minutes from the Ahmedabad international airport.
Located near Ahmedabad, one of India’s safest cities and the only UNESCO designated world heritage city in India (Close proximity of one of India’s leading industrial hubs and prestigious educational institutes, including Physical Research Laboratory, IIM Ahmedabad, National Institute of Design, ISRO Space Applications Centre, etc.)