Faculty Hiring of Foreign Nationals

The department of Mechanical Engineering seek applications from foreign nationals for multiple positions at the level of Assistant Professor (AP), Associate Professor (AsP) and Professor (P).

The department is interested in hiring in all fields of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and some specific keywords are: Manufacturing Process Modeling; Metal Forming; Additive Manufacturing; Metrology; Micro-manufacturing;Fluid-Structure Interaction; IC Engines; Turbomachinery; Energy; Multi- physics Simulations; Crystal Plasticity; Interfacial Mechanics; Computational/Experimental Mechanics; Robotics; CAD; Optimization; Vibration & Acoustics; Biomedical Engineering; Tribology; Reactor Physics & Safety; Radiation Detection & Imaging ; Nuclear Materials; Plasmas & Fusion.

The successful candidates are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Mechanical Engineering, acquire research funding and conduct research, involve in department and institute activities, and provide service to the University.

General Information

General Information

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines, and have demonstrated potential for excellence in research. For Assistant Professorship, relevant postdoctoral experience would be advantageous, but is not mandatory. For Associate or Full Professorship, a strong research publication record with demonstrated leadership in conducting inter-disciplinary research and collaboration with industry is essential. The minimum qualifications needed at different levels are given in the table.


10 years teaching/research/industrial experience

of which at least 4 years should be at the level of

Associate Professor or equivalent.

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

3 years teaching/research/industrial experience


Assistant Professor (on Contract)

For a fresh Ph.D. the position will be on

contract basis for first three years, after the

completion of which it can be regularized.

5 Years contract which is renewable in nature. The contract may be terminated by either by giving 3 month notice or salary in lieu thereof. In case if a contract is terminated by the faculty than he will be required to refund the contingency grant to institute.

Age Limit: Maximum 60 Years.

Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits

Salary will be at par with Indian nationals, corresponding to Professor, Associate and Assistant Professor pay scales. Additional salary as personal pay up to 100% based on the recommendation of selection/standing committee recommendations will be offered. Yearly increment will be similar to that of Indian national and additional increment can be given based on the periodic evaluation. 

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.

Endowed Chair : foreign faculty may be offered Endowed Chair Positions based on the recommendations of the selection committee.

Initiation Grant: maximum upto Rs. 80.0 lacs. Other rules similar to the institute norms.

Contingency Grants: Rs. 6.0 lacs for 5 years. This grant can be used for purchase of books, stationery and travel support for attending, the international conferences.

Accommodation : Fully furnished accommodation for first year. Faculty staying for more than a year will be required to move to regular accommodation.

Leave: as applicable to Indian nationals.

Consultancy : supplementing the income through consultancy will allowed as per institutes norms.
Professional Development Account (PDA) and Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) as
applicable to Indian nationals. 
Office Space 150 sq. ft. and lab Space 800-1200 sq. ft. depending on
availability/requirement the space may be shared with other faculties.


How to apply

How to apply

Application procedure
: More information on faculty recruitment, benefits and application are available at Dean of Faculty Affairs website.

Application instructions and format are available here.

Alternatively, one can send the completed application form and all relevant details to Head, Mechanical Engineering ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Questions and clarifications: Dr. K. Muralidhar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )