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
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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