Faculty Openings at Mathematics and Statistics Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, invites applications for faculty positions from bright and promising candidates in all areas of mathematics and statistics. Applicants with areas of interest that are related to the research groups here are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty members in the department enjoy a very friendly and flexible work environment. Some of the attractions of a faculty position at IIT-K are:


  • Inititation Grant: The institute provides a minimum initiation grant of Rs. 3 lakhs. The grant from the institute can be as high as Rs. 22 lakhs, depending on a research proposal.

  • International/national Conference Travel Support:

    • The institute provides support for international/national travel for academic activities via Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA).
      Reimbursement of travel and other expenses related to participating in national/international conferences, research visits, invited lectures, workshops, summer- and winter schools,

  • Other research expenses:  Paying membership fees of various professional bodies, Purchase of books/monographs/journal subscriptions/computer software/data bases, Meeting various contingency expenses as per approved norms, Reimbursement of telephone/mobile charges. It is also allowed to be used for purchase of Electronic Books (E-Books), the license of the e- book will be entered in Department CPDA Stock registers.

Teaching and Work Environment

  • Low teaching load: Each faculty is expected to teach at most 2 courses per year, that is an average of 4 contact hours per week. Besides, one takes a tutorial in either semester.

  • Attractive Pay Package: IIT pay packages are better than other colleges/institutes in India. IIT Kanpur normally gives additional increments to deserving candidates. All the perks given to central government employee are also given (e.g., PF, LTC, Medical, etc.). Relocation expenses are also covered by the institute subject to some limits.

  • Additional Top-Up: The institute also provides an additional top-up salary of Rs 25,000 per month for the first three years service.

  • Flexible Leave rules: IIT Kanpur has one of the most flexible leave rules. A faculty member can get two months of vacation every year, sabbatical every six years, and short-term and long-term leave to temporarily work at other places. Short-term leave is for 1 semester, and can be availed after every two semesters. Long-term leave is for upto two years, and can be availed after every five years.

  • On-campus living:

    • All faculty members get spacious housing on the campus, which provides pollution-free and safe environment for family with 24-hour power (very rare power outages on campus) and water supply.

    • Every house has an internal telephone connection with ADSL connectivity to the Internet.

    • We have a self-contained campus with a shopping center, hospital, schools, library, restaurant, swimming pool, gym etc.

    • We also have an active faculty club and women's association.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Head, Mathematics and Statistics. We will be glad to invite you to visit our department, and organise a seminar. We will be able to cover travel and related expenses for travelling within India. For further queries you may contact us. You may also visit http://www.iitk.ac.in/dofa/benefits.html for further information.

Permanent appointments are made two to three times in a year, through a selection committee. However, visiting appointments can be made any time during the year. Visiting faculty can apply for permanent position whenever the next formal selections take place.