Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Data Science
Location: Mohali, India
Type: Full Time
Plaksha University is reimagining technology education through the development of a transformational model of engineering education and research that integrates technology, design, entrepreneurship, and social sciences. We are building a thriving research and innovation ecosystem that focuses on interdisciplinary approaches and development of cutting-edge technology to address grand challenges including clean energy, sustainable agriculture, digital health and inclusive education.
Faculty will also be part of the new Data Science Institute at Plaksha, and contribute to interdisciplinary research and the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in Data Science and related areas. Plaksha’s Data Science Institute seeks to advance the foundations and practice of Data Science and welcomes applications from researchers working in any area at the intersection of data science, computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and computing, and their application to real-world and domain-specific problems.
We invite academicians and scientists who are passionate about interdisciplinary and impactful research and teaching to apply for tenure-track/tenured/visiting faculty positions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, computer science, AI/ML, data science, applied mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, computational social science, and design thinking.
PhD scholars and postdoctoral fellows who are keen to start their academic career are also encouraged to apply. For exceptional candidates, Chair Faculty positions are also available.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER PLAKSHA AS YOUR CAREER OPTION
Plaksha University provides its faculty with access to a collegial working environment, seed funding, mentorship from top researchers, and other support so they can realize their full potential as researchers in their respective fields.
Attractive salary structure and compensation (~40-70% higher than premier public institutions in India)
Attractive start-up research grants to the tune of INR 25,00,000 (USD 30,000) to assist in initiating research
Professional Development Allowance to encourage registration with professional bodies, attendance at seminars or conferences, subscription to journals and similar expenses for continuous career development
Consulting opportunity for 1 day a week with 90% revenue share to faculty; support with making industry connections in leading corporates and start-ups through a dedicated Center for Corporate Partnerships and Careers
2 summer months as mini-sabbatical at a reputed research-focused international university supported for tenure-track assistant professors
1-on-1 mentorship from top academicians in one’s research area
Support for research and teaching through university sponsored fellowships for Ph.D. students and research fellows
High degree of freedom, flexibility & autonomy to define curriculum and pedagogy
Opportunity to interact and collaborate with colleagues educated and trained in top Institutions and access to a unique eco-system of 100+ founders with proven entrepreneurial track record
Opportunity to build a greenfield institution and play a role in shaping the fabric of the university and its role in the world.
Fast-tracked opportunities for academic leadership positions
A dedicated Office of Research that provides assistance on research administrative issues and support with grant proposals
Flexible career tracks:
Visiting and adjunct positions with pre-defined time commitments
Professor of Practice
Joint industry appointments
Role & Responsibilities:
The responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level including the development of innovative curriculum and pedagogy, conducting research, and helping to build research centers & laboratories of global eminence, along with innovative curriculum and pedagogy. Faculty are expected to:
Teach up to 3 courses per year (1 course = 3 credits = up to 42 contact hours per semester)
Contribute to Plaksha’s research mission by participating in its world-class research program that involves supervising undergraduate and graduate students, PhD scholars, and post-doctoral fellows
Raise research funds through government and private agencies and international consortiums.
Desired Candidate Profile – Faculty of Data Science:
A Ph.D. in the field of computer science, statistics, data science, or a related field, from a world class university with an excellent track record of intellectual impact.
Research expertise in either the foundations of Data Science or applications in other disciplines including the Biomedical Science, Economics, and Social Sciences.
Some international experience is desirable.
Applications for faculty positions are open throughout the year.
Citizenship of India is not a requirement. Foreign nationals with fluency in English are encouraged to apply.
Plaksha University is committed to maintaining diversity and encourage women, members from LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and other diverse communities to apply. The university is supportive of dual-careers and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Located in Chandigarh tricity, India, Plaksha University is founded through collective philanthropy by a global community of 100+ reputed entrepreneurs, eminent business leaders and academicians in Mohali, Punjab in 2021. Plaksha is closely advised by leading academicians from MIT, Harvard Business School, Stanford, Princeton, UC Berkeley, IIT among other leading institutions. In a short span of time, Plaksha has also inked partnerships with Cornell University, UC Berkeley, Purdue University, UC San Diego, IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, amongst others.
Plaksha offers distinctive undergraduate programs in ‘Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Robotics & Cyber-Physical Systems’, ‘Biological Systems Engineering’, and ‘Data Science, Economics & Business’, an innovative postgraduate program called the Technology Leaders Program, and a Ph.D. program. It is also building distinctive research centers on Sustainable Agriculture, Water Security, Digital Health, Clean Energy and a Data Science Institute. Plaksha’s growing and thriving community includes 230+ students, 35+ faculty, 150+ staff including researchers and scholars.