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[ecrea] Social Science Faculty Positions in Centre for IT & Society at IIIT-Delhi
Tue Mar 14 22:15:16 GMT 2017
*_Social Science Faculty Positions in Centre for IT & Society at
IIIT-Delhi (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology,
www.iiitd.ac.in <http://www.iiitd.ac.in>) 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. With strong research groups and associated centers in
areas like Security, Biometrics, Mobile Computing, Data Management, AI,
Computational Biology, the Institute is seeking to expand into areas
such as IT and Society as well.
*_Centre for IT and Society_*
There is an emerging need for focused and rigorous research on
evaluating the impact that Information and Communication Technologies
(ICTs) have on the society, while at the same time evaluating the
societal influence in shaping ICTs. This requires multi-dimensional and
interdisciplinary perspectives that can analyze and interpret these
changes within their social, political and global contexts.
The Centre for IT and Society at IIIT-Delhi seeks to tackle this by
bringing together competent researchers in the areas of anthropology,
sociology, media studies, economics, policy, psychology and other
similar fields and create research opportunities for both partnership
and engagement with the Computer Science and Design researchers at the
institute. By deconstructing the complex web of information technologies
and its impact on the civic as well as the everyday lives of people, the
centre also aspires to provide policymakers, technocrats, not for profit
organizations, multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, the general
public and other such stakeholders a clearer sense of the levers that
connect various social dimensions with how IT and related services
evolve in the South Asian and the global context. The Centre is also
instrumental in designing a cutting edge B. Tech programme in IT and
We are looking for tenure-track faculty in
Anthropology/Sociology/Political Science/Technology and Media Studies
with the following areas of focus:
Digital Anthropology/Ethnography, Digital Sociology, Computational
Sociology, Society and Computing, Economic Anthropology/Sociology,
Social Network Analysis, Digital and Social Media, Civic and Community
Media, Communications Rights, Internet Governance and Policy, Mobile
Health, Education, Digital Creative Industries, Emerging Technologies in
South Asia, Media Anthropology/Sociology, Social Psychology.
Economics of Information and/or Innovation, Auctions and Game Theory,
Social and Economic Networks, Economics and Electronic Commerce, Sharing
Economies, Computational and Empirical Economics including Big Data
We seek candidates having a Ph.D. from a top Institution in India or
abroad, preferably having post-doc experience and a strong publication
record in relevant areas. Scholars with training in social sciences
(Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Media Studies, Communications etc.)
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 welcome to apply.
*_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 through the Ph.D.
program (attracting over 100 Ph.D. scholars in the past six years). It
also extends significant support for initial career development through
an initiation research grant, support for international conference
travel, professional society membership, and encouragement of continuing
collaborations with foreign partner institutions (with options for
short-term leave support). It has implemented systems of yearly
appraisal/feedback and a tenure process to help faculty members aim high
and create an institute whose reputation is benchmarked against
international standards. Hence, all faculty members are expected to
pursue research leading to publications in journals of repute and high
impact and engage in sponsored projects and collaborations. Strong
support is provided for research and the teaching load is light.
IIIT-Delhi currently has around 60 faculty members, most of whom have
their PhDs from top universities around the world. IIIT-Delhi is located
within the academic belt of New Delhi, alongside other research
institutes of international reputation. The institute is well connected
with the city via the New Delhi international airport, railways and an
efficient domestic metro service.
The faculty in the center, besides pursuing research, are also expected
to offer innovative courses. 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 and Ph.D. programs in
the near future.
*/For applying:/* Applications are processed regularly. Next deadline:
August 31st, 2017. For further queries please contact
(faculty-applications /at/ iiitd.ac.in) <mailto:(faculty-applications /at/ iiitd.ac.in)>
Further information on the application process can also be had from
*/Technical Seminar:/* On a mutually convenient date; often when the
candidate is visiting India. E-seminar is also a possibility.
*/Interaction with Selection Committee:/* Held regularly every few
months. Interaction over Skype is also possible.
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