Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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We invite applications for faculty positions at all levels (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) in all areas of Environmental Engineering, Geoinformatics, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Infrastructure and Engineering Management, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can apply for these positions.

Foreign Nationals are also eligible and are encouraged to apply. For details, please visit (click)

Priority Areas:

The department is currently seeking applications in the priority areas listed at click


PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field with excellent academic record, proven research potential and strong commitment to teaching and research.

Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering is not mandatory.

Post-PhD experience is not a requirement, and those who have just graduated or are about to graduate are encouraged to apply.


Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate theses, and other related academic and administrative duties. The average teaching load for a faculty member is 4-5 contact hours per week.

How to apply:

Applications are accepted round the year and are given prompt consideration. Application has to be submitted online at . You can see the current rolling advertisement at

Selection Process:

All applications submitted online are available with the concerned Head of the Department as well as the Office of Faculty Affairs. The following steps are adopted for the evaluation of the applicants.

Step 1: Head of the Department forwards the application to a group of faculty members of the concerned area of specialization.

Step 2: The faculty group gives its recommendation on the suitability of the candidates for a faculty position.

Step 3: The candidates recommended by the faculty group are called for a seminar and interaction with faculty and students.

Step 4: Recommendation letters are sought from the referees of those candidates who are identified after the seminar.

Step 5: The Department Faculty Advisory Committee (DFAC) shortlists the candidates on the basis of the application, faculty input, seminar and referee comments.

Step 6: The shortlisted candidates are presented to the Institute Faculty Advisory Committee (IFAC) and are called for an interview.

If you have queries at any stage of the selection process, you can contact the Head of the Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


IIT Kanpur provides a stimulating environment for academic and personal growth. All new faculty members get a generous start-up research grant, a relocation allowance, and a top-up salary of 25,000 per month (for the first three years). Its beautiful campus is rich in flora and fauna. The on-campus facilities include round the clock power and water supply, primary healthcare, children's day-care, schools up to 12th standard, state-of-the art sports facilities, banks, a post office, wireless internet throughout the campus, cafes, restaurants, and a shopping complex.

To see other benefits of joining IIT Kanpur, please click here

To get a glimpse of the life of a faculty member, please see the faculty handbook

For any queries about the application process or about the Department/Institute, you are welcome to contact the Head of Department ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

If you want to visit the department, we would be glad to have you deliver a seminar and interact with our students and faculty members.