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Assistant Professor in Center for IT & Society - Economics
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

  • Oct. 2, 2017
  • Assistant Professor in Center for IT & Society - Economics
  • IIIT-Delhi
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
    New Delhi, Delhi
  • Open until filled
  • Flexible
  • Assistant Professor
  • Technology & Information Management
    Decision Sciences
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Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Center for IT & Society – Economics

Center for IT and Society
All engineering disciplines have an impact on society and are impacted by society. There is a need for focused research that critically evaluates the impact of IT on society and the role that society plays in shaping IT. Center for IT and Society at IIIT-D will bring together researchers in the areas of economics, sociology, anthropology, media studies, policy, psychology, philosophy of science, etc., together with the institute’s IT faculty in studying the interplay of IT and society.

The center aspires to not only improve our understanding of the relationship between IT and Society, but also offer policymakers a clearer sense of the particular levers that affect the social dimensions and dynamics of IT applications in the Indian context. The center shall cover diverse areas like Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Public Policy, Media and Communication Studies and will be responsible for developing and running an interdisciplinary program in IT and Social Sciences.

We are looking for tenure-track faculty in following focus areas of Economics having alignment with IT and Society themes (not exhaustive):

  • Economics of Information and/or Innovation
  • Game Theory and Market Design
  • Social and Economic Networks
  • Economics of Network Industries, Sharing Economies, E-Commerce
  • Computational & Empirical Economics (incl. Big Data applications)

Research, Innovation and Development
IIIT-Delhi emphasizes on research, innovation and development to create impact through published papers, reports, projects, and technology development. It strongly focuses on graduate education via the PhD program (various policies to attract PhD students have yielded nearly 125 scholars in six years). It extends significant support for initial career development via initiation research grant, support for international conference travel, professional society membership, and encouragement of collaborations with foreign partner institutions (with options for short-term leave support). It has implemented yearly appraisal/feedback and a tenure process to help faculty members aim high and create an institute whose reputation is benchmarked against international standards.

The faculty in the center, besides doing research, will also offer courses including core-course and electives for a minor in Economics. An interdisciplinary undergraduate program is also being planned in which new faculty members would be involved. The center has plans to offer specialized Master’s program and PhD program in coming days.

Compensation and Quality of Life:
The Institute provides a compensation (CTC) of over Rs. 1.50 lac/month for a starting Asst. Prof. and allows a faculty member to supplement it through research grants, summer sabbaticals in R&D labs/companies, consultancy, etc. The campus is situated in Okhla, Phase-III with a Metro station within ½ km, with modern, good quality and spacious accommodation for faculty.

We seek candidates having a PhD from a top Institution in India or abroad, perhaps some post doc experience and strong publication record in relevant areas.
Scholars with training in Economics are preferred. Candidates who are conducting research relevant to the center’s theme and having the capability to independently drive a research program, and provide innovation and quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are also welcome to apply. We strongly encourage female applicants.

How to Apply?
For applying, please send an email with CV (with names of at least three references), a research statement, and a teaching statement indicating the core and advanced courses of interest to:
Please put the subject as "Faculty position in Economics".

For applying: Anytime-applications processed regularly. Next deadline is Mar 31, 2018.
Technical Seminar: On a mutually convenient date; often when the candidate is visiting India.
E-seminar also possible.
Interaction with Selection Committee: Held regularly, every few months.

About IIIT-Delhi:
IIIT-Delhi ( is an Autonomous Institute created by Govt. of Delhi with a mission to become a world class R&D led Institution in IT and interdisciplinary areas. It offers one of the most vibrant and exciting academic environments in India and is an ideal place for a young researcher who wishes to work in India in these exciting times. It has recruited over 60 faculty members in last 8 years, most holding PhD from US and Europe, and has built strong research groups in areas like Security, Biometrics, Mobile Computing, and Data Management. The language of instruction and communication in the Institute is English. IIIT-Delhi encourages a multicultural environment.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Pankaj Jalote
    Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
    Okhla, Phase III
    Near Govindpuri Metro Station
    New Delhi, Delhi 110020
  • +91-11-2690 7480
  • +91-11-2690 7410


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