Plaksha University, Applied Mathematics

Position ID: 2895-PUFMATH [#19850]
Position Title: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Mohali, Punjab 140306, India
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/04/07, finished 2024/05/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Plaksha, as a greenfield university, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Faculty at Plaksha have a unique opportunity to shape the foundation and direction of the university, to make a significant impact on its grand vision, to change the landscape of technology education and contribute to solving grand challenges. We are building a thriving research and innovation ecosystem that focuses on interdisciplinary approaches and development of cutting-edge technology to address grand challenges including clean energy, sustainable agriculture, equitable health and inclusive education. 

We invite academicians who are passionate about interdisciplinary and impactful research and teaching to apply for faculty positions in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. PhD scholars and postdoctoral fellows who are keen to start their academic career are encouraged to apply. For exceptional candidates, Chair Faculty positions are also available.


Plaksha University provides its faculty with access to a collegial working environment, seed funding, mentorship from top researchers, and other support so they can realize their full potential as researchers in their respective fields.

  • Attractive salary structure and compensation (~40-70% higher than premier public institutions in India)
  • Attractive start-up research grants to the tune of INR 25,00,000 (USD 30,000) to assist in initiating research
  • Professional Development Allowance to encourage registration with professional bodies, attendance at seminars or conferences, subscription to journals and similar expenses for continuous career development
  • Consulting opportunity for 1 day a week with 90% revenue share to faculty; support with making industry connections in leading corporates and start-ups through a dedicated Center for Corporate Partnerships and Careers
  • 2 summer months as mini-sabbatical at a reputed research-focused international university supported for tenure-track Assistant Professors.
  • 1-on-1 mentorship from top academicians in one’s research area
  • Support for research and teaching through university sponsored fellowships for Ph.D. students and research fellows
  • High degree of freedom, flexibility & autonomy to define curriculum and pedagogy
  • Opportunity to interact and collaborate with colleagues educated and trained in top Institutions and access to a unique eco-system of 100+ founders with proven entrepreneurial track record
  • Opportunity to build a greenfield institution and play a role in shaping the fabric of the university and its role in the world.
  • Fast-tracked opportunities for academic leadership positions
  • A dedicated Office of Research that provides assistance on research administrative issues and support with grant proposals

Flexible career tracks:

Tenure-track / Tenured positions (at all levels)
Visiting and adjunct positions with pre-defined time commitments
Research Scientists
Joint industry appointments

Role & Responsibilities:

The responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level, conducting research and building research centers & laboratories of global eminence along with innovative curriculum and pedagogy.

  • To teach up to 4 courses per year (1 course = 3 credits = up to 42 contact hours)
  • To develop and conduct a world class research program that will involve supervising PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and developing a thriving scientific ecosystem in allied areas of scientific research.
  • To raise research funds through government and private agencies and international consortiums.

Desired Candidate Profile – Faculty of Data Science:

  • A Ph.D. in the field of computer science, statistics, data science, mathematics or a related field, from a world class university with an excellent track record of intellectual impact
  • Research expertise in either the foundations of Data Science or applications in other disciplines including the Biomedical Science, Economics, and Social Sciences.    
  • Some international experience is desirable.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applications for faculty positions are open throughout the year.
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to visit or reach out to for more information.
  • Citizenship of India is not a requirement. Foreign nationals with fluency in English are encouraged to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining diversity and welcome applications from all nationalities, and encourage women, members from LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and other diverse communities.
  • Plaksha University is supportive of dual-careers and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

About Plaksha University

Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in Chandigarh tricity, India, Plaksha University is a collective philanthropic initiative by a global community of 100+ reputed entrepreneurs, business leaders and academicians to reimagine technology education and research.

Plaksha is developing a transformational model of engineering education and research that integrates technology, design, entrepreneurship, and liberal arts. Plaksha’s mission is guided by an eminent Academic Advisory Board of distinguished leaders at top institutions and is anchored around three pillars: a) reimagining tech education b) research to impact Grand Challenges c) innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Plaksha University
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