Faculty Applicants

Career Opportunities at Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Applications are invited from Indian and Foreign Nationals with excellent academic and research record for the full-time positions of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor to carry out teaching and research in the following fields with emphasis on new, renewable, clean, alternative and futuristic energy technologies:

  • Energy generation (e.g. solar photovoltaics, wind energy, solar thermal, electrochemical and fuel-cells, hydro energy)
  • Energy storage (e.g. batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, thermal storage, electric mobility)
  • Energy distribution (smart grid, grid integration, electric vehicles, EV charging, power distribution and transmission, control systems, power electronics, power systems)
  • Alternative fuels (e.g. clean fuels, hydrogen, methanol and ethanol, CO2 to fuels, waste to energy etc)
  • Energy environment and policy (e.g. energy economics, policy and regulation, climate change, energy and environment, energy efficiency, water remediation, carbon capture etc)

Applicants must have strong track record of conducting cutting edge research either of design, modelling, and development of materials, devices, process and systems, process and systems engineering, electrical and electronics engineering related to the above areas, system integration, energy economics and energy policy.

Academic Programmes:

As of now, the department is offering Masters' and Doctoral programs in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Facilities and support:

The institute possesses extensive laboratory facilities with many advanced state-of-the-art equipments to carry out cutting-edge research and development. The institute also offers a generous start-up package for initiating the research, a relocation package and a top-up salary (for the first three years) to all the new faculty members.

IIT Kanpur is a lush green campus with excellent flora and fauna. The campus is very well designed in terms of the arrangement of various units. The on-campus facilities for the staff and their families include house maintenance support, primary health care, schools for children up to 12th standard, daycare for children, extensive sports facilities, Olympic size swimming pool, banks, ATMs, post office, wireless internet connectivity all around the campus, a few cafes and restaurants and a shopping complex, good enough to meet the daily needs. Campus is located on the GT Road, around 10 km from historical Bithoor or Brahmavart and river Ganga and is easily accessible from Lucknow (90 km, ~2 hr) or Kanpur airport (30 km) as well as railway station (20 km).

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicants must have proven research record in any of the above areas, supported by high quality research publications and patents. He/she must possess doctoral degree from a reputed university or institute with undergraduate degree in appropriate area of engineering or sciences with mathematics desirable as a subject at the undergraduate level. For excellent applicants working in energy policy and economics, other degrees may be considered.

Minimum Qualification (for all faculty positions): Ph.D. with first class or equivalent (in terms of grades, etc.) at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch.

In addition, for:

Associate Professor: 06 years teaching/research/industrial experience of which at least three years should be at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent.

Assistant Professor:For a fresh Ph.D., the position will be on contract basis for the first three years, and will be regularized afterwards. For those with three or more years of teaching/research/industrial experience, regular appointment can be made.


For more information please visit the department website at: https://www.iitk.ac.in/see

Apply online at: http://www.iitk.ac.in/dofa