Prospective Faculty

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur invites applications from prospective, highly motivated candidates for multiple positions at the level of Assistant Professor (AP), Associate Professor (AsP) and Professor (P). The posts are open in all branches of Mechanical Engineering. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and overseas citizens of India (OCI) are also eligible to apply for these positions.

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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.

Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits

: We are amongst top institutions globally in terms of purchasing power parity (Source:, More details of scale of pay are available here.


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)



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.

Campus Life (Highlights)
: Housing (1300 - 2000 sq. ft.) is provided on campus, else HRA (20% of basic) is given; primary health, schooling, and all sports facilities on clean and green campus; tie-ups with major hospitals in city and some metros with partial to full reimbursement.

More information on benefits of life on the IIT Kanpur campus are available at

Research support
: Start up grant of 25 lakhs, with more possible on proposal submission; Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA); High-performance computing center.

Our research activities are supported by many funding agencies and industries. These include: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Indian Railways, Boeing, Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Aeronautics Research & Development Board (AR&DB), Naval Research Board (NRB), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA). In addition, the institute supports major equipment purchases of researchers through Committee for Acquisition of Research Equipment (CARE) scheme (

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. Niraj Sinha ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )