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Job ID: 145334

Professor of Practice
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2020
Title Professor of Practice
University Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar More About This Institution...
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Application Deadline Rolling Advertisement
Position Start Date Flexible
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Instructional Design/Technology
    Educational Technology
    Education - General

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.

Some advantages of a faculty position at IITGN are:

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 gif 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 multidisciplinary 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

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  • B. Prasanna Venkatesh
    Faculty Recruitment
    Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
    Palaj, Gandhinagar
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382355


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