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Applications are invited from Indian nationals (including Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and foreign nationals¹ for the posts of Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors in the Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Industrial and Management Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics.

Several Departments also participate in the teaching and research activities of interdisciplinary post-graduate programs in the institute in Photonics Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Environmental Engineering & Management, Design Program, and Materials Science Program. Appointments for these programs are made in the relevant departments among those listed above. 

Minimum Qualification (for all faculty positions): Ph.D. with first class or equivalent (in terms of grades, etc.) at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch, with a very good academic record throughout (also see in Notes below). In addition, for:

Professor: 10 years teaching/research/industrial experience of which at least 4 years should be at the level of Associate Professor.

Associate Professor: 6 years teaching/research/industrial experience of which at least three years should be at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent.

Assistant Professor: For a fresh Ph.D, the position will be on contract basis for the first three years, and will be regularized afterwards. For those with three or more years of teaching/research/industrial experience, regular appointment can be made. 

Prospective faculty from reserved categories is strongly encouraged to apply as the institute is committed to compliance with the reservation policy as per the Government of India (GOI) rules. The institute also encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application forms for all the above positions can be downloaded from,doc or filled (on-line), or can be obtained from Dean, Faculty Affairs, on request. Applications (hard copy or in electronic form) should be submitted to the Dean of Faculty Affairs, IIT Kanpur.


¹Foreign national here means a person who does not have either an Indian passport, or a PIO/OCI card. Foreign nationals can be offered contractual appointment for up to five years. The appointment can be renewed thereafter.

Department specific areas of required specializations (PLEASE CLICK HERE)

The details of pay scale admissible at the time of joining are as follows :



Academic Grade Pay

Pay Band (Rs.)

Approximate Gross Pay (Rs)

With HRA

Without HRA


Rs. 10500

PB-4 (37400-67000)



Associate Professor

Rs. 9500

PB-4 (37400-67000)



Assistant Professor

Rs. 8000

PB-3 (15600-39100)



Assistant Professor (Contract)

Rs. 7000/-

PB-3 (15600-39100)




1. The pay carries all other allowances as admissible to a Central Government employee stationed at Kanpur.

2. The fringe benefits, such as HRA, LTC, Medical re-imbursement, transportation allowance, education allowance for children, contribution towards New Pension Scheme (NPS), re-imbursement of Telephone bills, Book grants, Research initiation grant (up to Rs 25 lakhs), financial support towards National and International conferences etc. shall be permitted as per the Institute norms.

3. The Institute also provides an additional top-up salary of Rs 25,000/- per month for the first three years of service to the newly joined faculty members. After three years of service, the faculty member(s) are eligible for Young Faculty Fellowship (open for faculty of age upto 40 years) providing a top-up salary of Rs.10,000/- per month for three years, and/or Faculty Chair positions providing a top-up salary of Rs 25,000/- per month for three years. Both the positions are based on performance.

4. The Institute provides housing on campus to all faculty members. The houses are equipped with free high speed internet. Further details are available at


Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.

Applicants who do not fulfill the minimum experience requirements may be offered an appointment on contract. The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.

Reservation at entry level will be applicable as per G.O.I. norms. The candidates belonging to the reserve category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) are required to attach the Caste/Category Certificate in the format as prescribed by the Govt. of India. The Institute follows the Central list in the case of SC/ST and OBCs.

The Institute reserves the right to withdraw any advertised post(s) at any time without assigning any reason.

Applicant not found suitable for higher positions may be considered for lower positions in the same area of specialization.

All correspondence to be addressed to either to the Head of the concerned Department or to the Dean of Faculty Affairs. Contacts details of Heads of the Department are available in the Institute website: as well as in

For any clarification, please contact: 

Dean, Faculty Affairs,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - 208016, India.
Tel: +91-512-2597783/6192
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1. Candidates applying for a position to more than one department are required to use separate application forms.

2. (a) On the first page of the Application Form, (columns 1 to 11), the desired particulars are to be filled in by the candidate supported by certificates and documentary proofs (where necessary).
(b) On the second page (columns 12 to 16) separate sheet (s) for each sub-heading in the format is/are indicated to be used indicating cross references in the columns provided and the annexure(s) attached.
(c) All annexure(s) and the application form must bear full name and signature of the candidate on each page at the bottom. 

3. Besides pay, posts carry allowances according to the Institute rules which at present correspond to those admissible to the Central Government employees stationed at Kanpur.

4. Higher initial pay is admissible to exceptionally qualified and deserving candidates.

5. Candidates called for and appearing in interview will be paid first class/second Ac. railway fare from place of duty or the nearest Railway Station from the residence to Kanpur and back by the shortest route.

6. Applicants who are employed in Government, Semi-Government Organizations or Institutions should send their applications THROUGH PROPER CHANNEL else they will be required to produce a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from their employer at the time of interview.