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Full time faculty positions at IISc, Bangalore

The Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India is inviting applications for full-time tenure track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor).

CDS is an interdisciplinary engineering department spanning the research areas of Computational Science and Engineering, and Data Sciences.  Computational science deals with computational methods, related mathematics and algorithms, and the design of high performance and scalable systems to support scientific and engineering applications. Data Science explores models, algorithms and scalable systems to extract knowledge and insight from both structured and unstructured data of various scales. CDS invites applications in all areas of computational and data sciences that lie at the intersection of methods, systems and applications, specifically in the following topics.

Computational Mathematics and its Application to Science and Engineering – All areas, especially in emerging areas and in areas that complement the specialization of the current faculty (one of the focus area is computational mechanics)

Data science and its Applications–All areas including analytics, assimilation, visualization, knowledge extraction and representation, statistics at scale, programming models and platforms.

Scalable Systems for Computation and Data Sciences – emerging hardware architectures  and software systems

CDS welcomes rolling applications, round-the-year,  from Indian nationals who are exceptionally motivated, with an established record of independent, high quality research, and a commitment to teaching. The department expects the candidates to have published in top-ranking fora in their areas of expertise. For an Assistant Professor position, the prospective candidates must have a PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral research experience (relaxable in exceptional cases) and be preferably below 35 years of age. Applicants for senior positions, in addition to a PhD degree, must be leaders with outstanding contributions in their area of research and a proven track-record of advising doctoral students.

Women candidates and applicants belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are especially encouraged to apply.

Why CDS?

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the premier graduate teaching and research institution in India, and is highly ranked on global metrics. Established over a century ago and located in the vibrant technology capital of Bangalore, IISc is renowned for its academic freedom. Its focus on research excellence, quality of students and faculty, and leadership in national and international initiatives, are widely recognized. At a broad level, it operates in a very similar manner to the premier international research schools, with both faculty hiring and promotions based on rigorous assessment from leading international experts in the area. Similarly, student selection is based on highly-competitive examinations (such as GATE) and detailed technical interviews.

CDS fully internalizes this creative academic ambience, and enriches it with a variety of unique facets. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged and supported, as is reflected in the current CDS faculty profiles. A variety of labs are operational, and new faculty are encouraged to start labs in their focus areas. CDS provides adequate lab space for meeting the need of individual faculty requirements. Also, exceptional computational infrastructure available at the Institute’s supercomputing centre (SERC), featuring the top-of-the-line hardware and software, allows for cutting-edge research in high-performance computing. Finally, the department is hosted in an aesthetically-pleasing spacious building with all modern amenities including ubiquitous wireless connectivity.

In a nutshell, CDS provides an environment in which committed researchers routinely turn their academic dreams into reality. Several national-level initiatives have been seeded and grown here. Further, for many top international research conferences and journals, publications from CDS represent the very first time that research from India has been featured in those fora.


Interested candidates may apply by email to the Faculty Recruitment Committee of CDS (frc­ with the following information, preferably in a single PDF file:

A complete resume, including names and contact information for at least three references who are leading experts in the area and familiar with the candidate’s technical contributions. (In the resume, please separate the publications into refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers, book chapters and invited articles; and include, for the conference papers, where available, the number of submissions to the conference and the number accepted.)

A two-page summary of the prior/significant research contributions

A two-page summary of the future research plans

A one-page summary of the teaching plans, specifically mentioning how it would fit in with the Computational Science MTech program run by CDS.

Copies of the top three publications.

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