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[Commlist] Tenure Track Position in New Media, Ethics, and Policy at IIIT Delhi

Tue Feb 05 17:07:18 GMT 2019

The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology is looking to hire tenure-track faculty in *Ethics and Politics, Policy, and Liberal Arts and Communication *broadly construed. The Department has its focus on disciplines like Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies, Liberal Arts and offers a B Tech programme in Computer Science and Social Sciences (CSSS) and PhD Programme.

The incoming faculty is expected to actively contribute towards the PhD programme and offer Liberal Arts, Communication and Humanities courses in the B Tech programme. The Institute provides strong support for research with a good teaching-research balance and offers among the best compensation packages in academia in the country. The Department is looking to hire *Tenure Track Assistant Professors,*whose overall research and teaching interests align with the Department’s objectives in the following areas:


*Ethics and Politics: *we are looking for scholars with research and teaching interests in the following areas:Applied Ethics| Moral and Political Philosophy| Ethics of Information Technology| Digital Ethics| Political Theory| Comparative Politics etc.


*New Media/ Social Media:*//Social Media Data Analytics | Computational Social Network Analysis | M-Health | E-Health | Digital Literacy | Digital Creative Industries | Quantitative and Computational Research Methods | Psychology of New Media

*Policy: *we are looking for scholars with research and teaching interests in areas related to Politics, IT and social development, including*: *Governance and E-governance | ICT Policies | Political economy of the Internet | Internet Governance | Science and Technology policy | ICTs for Social Transformation

*Science and Technology Studies: *we are looking for scholars with research and teaching interests in areas related to the domain of science and technology studies (STS) with a focus on Information Technology and society.

*About IIIT- Delhi*: IIIT-Delhi (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, www. <>) 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. In recent times we have recruited over 50 faculty members most of whom hold PhD Degrees from prestigious universities from US and Europe.

*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 its PhD program. It also extends significant support for initial career development via 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.

*Compensation and Quality of Life*

The Institute provides compensation at par with other premier research institutions of higher education in India and also 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, in South Delhi, with a Metro station within ½ km, with modern, good quality and spacious housing for faculty.

*Eligibility: *We are seeking candidates with a PhD from a top Institution (post doc experience will be an added bonus) with strong academic training and a strong publication record in the relevant areas. Scholars having the capability to independently develop and lead a program of research, and provide innovation and quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are especially encouraged to apply.

      *Important Dates/ Schedule*

*For applying: *Anytime-applications processed regularly.
*Seminars: *On a mutually convenient date; often when the candidate is visiting India. E-seminars can also be arranged.
*Interaction with Selection Committee: *Held regularly, a few times a year.

      *Application Process*

For applying, send an email to *(faculty-applications /at/ <mailto:(faculty-applications /at/>.* */Subject of the email should be "Faculty position in Department of Social Science and Humanities/"* (please mention the discipline in the subject - as mails are organized using that). Please attach the following to your email:

(i) CV with details about your education (please mention CGPA/percentage also for each degree, including class X and XII), work experience, publications, etc, as well as names of at least three references (if desired, list of references may be sent later upon request from the Institute),

(ii) a research statement giving research background, approach, research plans for the near future, etc.

(iii) a teaching statement containing teaching approach, basic/foundation courses you would like to teach, advanced courses you would like to teach or design, etc.

*For further information write to (faculty-applications /at/ <mailto:(faculty-applications /at/> or (hod-ssh /at/ <mailto:(hod-ssh /at/> or  visit the department website  or the Institute website *
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