Plaksha University | Faculty

Founding Faculty Positions at Plaksha University

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Plaksha invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and full Professor levels from candidates with a Ph.D. from a world-class institution in engineering disciplines including - computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and bioengineering, in addition to mathematics, economics, or related fields; interest and experience in interdisciplinary topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, cyber-physical systems, sensors, IoT, autonomous vehicles, biological systems, robotics, digital agriculture, etc., and a track record of creating impact via research, innovation in teaching, industry practice or entrepreneurial ventures

Key faculty responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level, implementing project-based and experiential learning experiences, and helping to realize the mission of Plaksha through the establishment of research centers & laboratories of global eminence that have a deep and far reaching impact on economy and society. In line with the vision of the university, we specifically seek founding faculty members with the following characteristics:

  1. Faculty who are inspired, creative and passionate about what and how they teach, who truly enjoy teaching and mentoring students, and are highly committed to student learning and success.

  2. A willingness to embrace Plaksha’s vision of reimagining education by adopting new pedagogical methods, including in teacher training, education workflows, course formats, and the role of technology in teaching and learning.

  3. A strong commitment and track record in one or more of the following:

    1. Research framed by grand challenges of India and the world in the 21st century

    2. Research with impact on industry, public policy, practice, sustainable development etc.

    3. Making inventions/ commercializing technology/software or other entrepreneurial experience

    4. Experience in leading companies, or other significant industrial/corporate experience

    5. Innovative pedagogy and/or scholarship of education and/or interdisciplinary education

  4. An interdisciplinary mindset, in the broadest sense, recognizing the need for partnerships between social sciences, humanities and STEM disciplines, and willingness to learn from colleagues with different perspectives.

  5. A passion for institution-building with a desire for continuous improvement, entrepreneurial mindset and a can-do attitude.

  6. A willingness to work in a team, by accepting others’ ideas, partnering, leading or following, as needed to accomplish team objectives.

Faculty members at Plaksha will receive several benefits, including but not limited to, competitive joining packages and salaries, seed grants for research, attractive IPR and consultancy policies, mentorship opportunities from members of an eminent global Academic Advisory Board and other members of the Plaksha family, collaboration and partnerships with industry and entrepreneurs, along with the opportunity to contribute to and create research labs and centers.

We are committed to maintaining diversity and welcome applications from all nationalities. Plaksha is committed to supporting dual career couples and has dedicated staff to help with transitioning the faculty’s family to living in Chandigarh, including help with schools, housing, connecting to the larger community etc.

Applicants should send their (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Teaching statement expressing their views on interdisciplinary education, (4) Research statement, (5) A page on statement of impact describing their academic, entrepreneurial and industrial experience, (6) a list of three to five references.

There is no deadline for faculty position applications, rather applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting June 1, 2020. The appointment dates are flexible and will start as early as Fall 2020. You may also contact us via email at for any questions that you may have.

Academic Advisory Board

Our vision is guided by eminent academicians and thought leaders across the world

Academic Team

The upcoming Plaksha University is in the process of hiring full time faculty members. The following have already joined, while more offers have been made.

Dr. B L Ramakrishna

Chief Academic Advisor,
Inaugural Director, Grand Challenges
Scholars Program, NAE

Dr. Dhiraj Sinha

Former Postdoctoral

Research Associate (MIT),

Ph.D (University of Cambridge)


Visiting faculty at Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship, offered by Reimagining Higher Education Foundation, are leading academicians from all over the world. We also have outstanding people from industry come and teach.