For Prospective Faculty

Our mission is to explore the boundaries of knowledge in data science and artificial intelligence and to create an impact in the world through our teaching and research. We invite you to be a part of our dynamic, innovative, and collaborative academic community. Our School is home to several exciting research centres, and attracts very bright students from across the world for a variety of programmes.

What We’re Looking For

We value diversity in experience and perspectives and seek individuals who are committed to teaching excellence and groundbreaking research. Candidates should possess a strong track record in their respective fields and a passion for shaping the future of data science and AI. We are a highly interdisciplinary department, and we look forward to the best minds in various domains as well as fundamental AI/ML areas joining us. At the moment, we are looking for more applicants in AI/ML.

Why IIT Madras?

IIT Madras has established itself as a premier Institute in science and engineering education, research and industrial consultancy, both nationally and internationally. It is also known worldwide for the achievements of its alumni, who have made immense contributions to society at large in various capacities in the fields of education, industry, research, business, entrepreneurship, and administration.

IIT Madras offers a supportive environment to its faculty and staff in all respects. The Institute has a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares in the heart of the city. The campus offers a peaceful and modern lifestyle to the faculty, staff and their families. It is also a great place for children to grow up, with excellent schools and a stimulating environment.

Another excellent resource to learn more about IIT Madras is the New Faculty Handbook.

Special Benefits at WSAI for New Faculty

New faculty joining the Wadhwani School of Data Science and AI are eligible for four early-career support grants. These include:

(i) A salary top-up of ₹3 Lakhs per year for the first three years
(ii) New faculty research travel support for one conference travel in the first three years
(iii) A research support fund of up to ₹5 Lakhs that is meant to top up the flexible New Faculty Initiation Grant (NFIG) offered by the Institute to all new faculty
(iv) Up to 25,000 USD in cloud credits

Please note that these are in addition to financial assistance provided by the Wadhwani School for all faculty (annual budgets for research travel support, research support fund, etc.), funding provision by the Institute for all faculty (CPDA – Cumulative Professional Development Allowance, IIE – International Immersion Experience, ERP – Exploratory Research Projects, PCF (Personal Contingency Fund)-matching, etc.), or institutional schemes for new faculty exclusively (NFIG, NFSG – New Faculty Seed Grant, etc.).

How to apply?

IIT Madras encourages year-round applications and follows a simple but rigorous mode of selection. The details of the various openings, remuneration, and selection procedures are available on the Faculty Recruitment portal. Please send your CVs and initiate discussion with our School, by mailing our Head (

Update: See the March 2024 round details here!