JOB POST: Director for Research Academy at IIT Kanpur: Apply by July 6


IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University Research Academy invites applications from highly successful and meritorious candidates for the position of Director.

The IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University Research Academy is a joint research center that will bring the two organizations’ research capabilities together to build a critical mass of resources, researchers, and research effort, with a strong focus on industry engagement.

Job Role
  • Provide overall leadership and foster the advancement of the Academy and the Joint Doctoral Degree Program in collaboration with La Trobe appointed Co-Director of the Academy.
  • Encourage and promote a robust and innovative research environment and culture within the Academy focused upon the enhancement of the partners’ mutual ability to attract and retain high-quality Ph.D. students, staff, and industry partners and produce joint research outcomes of high quality.
  • Lead proposals to attract external research funding for both parties from national competitive grant schemes, government, industry, and non-profit sectors.
  • Actively develop and promote the profile of the Research Academy, through representation, engagement, and the development of strong linkages with government, industry, and non-profit sectors relevant to the Academy’s activities.
  1. Extensive research experience having previously held a Full Professor position in a research-active institution.
  2. Recognition as a leading authority in a field of research specialization in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) with a national/ international profile in research or research administration.
  3. Established professional network with Industry and Government.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the supervision of higher degree research students.
  5. Demonstrated experience in higher education leadership roles.
  6. Ability to engage and negotiate effectively and persuasively with peers, senior administration officials, and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  7. Demonstrated track record in building strong research culture, substantive research collaborations, and guiding and mentoring academics and graduate researchers to achieve successful outcomes.
  8. Evidence of holding honorary/ committee/ expert roles for Industry or Government
How to Apply?

Interested candidates can email their application pack with the following to doir@iitk.ac.in or send via post to Prof. Yogesh Joshi, Dean of International Relations, Office of International Relations, Room 301, Academic Affairs Building, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016. The application should consist of:

  • A cover letter
  • A written statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Recent CV

The last date to apply is July 6, 2020.


Email ID: doir@iitk.ac.in

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JOB POST: Director for Research Academy at IIT Kanpur



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