Faculty Recruitment 2024 at IIT Madras

IIT Madras invites applications from individuals with an established record of independent, high-quality research and commitment to teaching and research for faculty position at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (AP).


Date Posted: 25-03-2024

Organization Name: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

About Organization:

The Institute strongly believes that talent and good ideas can come from anywhere and has a remarkably diverse community, drawing students from across all Indian states and from various countries. Intensely curious and driven to explore, the student community of IIT Madras value rigorous analytical thinking, ingenuity, hands-on problem solving, and big new ideas.

The departments and centres of the Institute are responsible for the academic activities which include Teaching, Research and Industrial Consultancy.

The courses of study are organized as semester programs and each semester provides for a minimum of seventy instructional days. The medium of instruction is English. Students are evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the semester. Evaluation is done by the faculty, a consequence of the autonomous status granted to the Institute.

Research work is evaluated on the basis of the review thesis by peer examiners both from within the country and abroad.

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Grade- I and Grade-II)

The requirement is for various departments given below. Department-wise specialization areas and additional qualifications are available through https://facapp.iitm.ac.in as Annexure-1.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Physics
  • Medical Sciences & Technology
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Qualification and Age:

  • Ph.D., with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree. Specialization in the appropriate area/branch with consistently good academic record throughout. Additional qualifications and specialization areas sought in each department are available at https://facapp.iitm.in as Annexure-1.
  • Candidates should not have completed 36 year as on 31 Dec 2024. Age relaxation is applicable for OBC, SC/ST, PwD and women candidates.


  • For Assistant Professor (Grade II): Candidates with less than three years of post-Ph.D industrial/ research/ teaching experience may be considered for this post.
  • For Assistant Professor (Grade I): Candidates with at-least three years of post-Ph.D industrial/ research/ teaching experience may be considered for the post.

Pay Structure:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Grade-II: 7th CPC Pay Level 10, Minimum Basic Pay: ₹ 70900/-

The minimum starting basic pay to be fixed in Academic Pay Level-10 at Cell No.8 ₹ 70,900/-. In such cases, on completion of one year of experience, the incumbent shall move to Academic Pay Level-11. Subsequent placement in Assistant Professor Grade-I will be based on internal performance assessment conducted after meeting experience requirements.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Grade-I: 7th CPC Pay Level 12, Minimum Basic Pay: ₹ 101500/-

For direct recruits, minimum starting basic pay to be fixed in Academic Pay Level-12 at Cell No.1 ₹ 1,01,500/-. On completion of 3 years as Assistant Professor Grade-I, the incumbent shall move to Academic Pay Level-13A1 (₹ 1,31,400 – 2,04,700).

Application Submission and Dead Line:

  • This is a rolling advertisement. There is no specific deadline as to when a candidate can submit an application. Applications will be accepted throughout the year till 31 Dec 2024. Candidates who meet the prescribed qualifications should not wait for any other announcement of recruitment to submit an application. Applications are to be submitted online through the link for this advertisement at https://facapp.iitm.ac.in. Fillable forms and instructions can be found at the site. A scanned copy of the signed application has to be uploaded using the online link.
  • Recruitment would be based on the need in a given area/field within the department. The area/field in which candidates will be recruited will be updated periodically in line with the department requirements. Exceptionally meritorious candidates in any area of specialization pertaining to the said department may also be considered. During this rolling advertisement, if sufficient number of faculty members have been recruited in any particular area/department, further recruitment in the same area/department may not be conducted.
  • Selection of candidates is likely to be made periodically depending on the number of applicants and departmental requirements.

Job Location: Chennai, Tamilnadu

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