IIT Gandhinagar has embarked on an ambitious journey to be among the best universities in the world with main emphasis on critical thinking and innovations. We have experimented with numerous ideas in curriculum, student affairs, faculty recruitment, and faculty management. Interdisciplinarity and diversity are our DNA. Our faculty members graduated from world's leading institutes and universities. We are currently home to 6 Ramanujan Fellows, 9 INSPIRE Fellows, and 2 Ramalingaswami Fellows. To further strengthen its faculty pool, IITGN invites applications for:

Faculty positions at assistant/associate/full professor level in Earth Sciences discipline at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN)

Applications for faculty positions in all areas of Earth Sciences are invited. Discipline of Earth Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar envisions holistic understanding of Earth system through multidisciplinary studies of its major components namely lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, and their interactions at different spatio-temporal scales. Scholars whose work is of interdisciplinary nature are especially encouraged to apply. IITGN is looking for applicants with a passion for teaching and demonstrated excellence in research. Candidates with the following research background are particularly encouraged.

  • Geology (Structural Geology, Tectonics, Petrology, Mineralogy, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Ore Geology, Petroleum Geology, Hydrogeology)
  • Geophysics (Exploration/Gravity/Magnetic/Seismic/Seismology)
  • Geodynamics, Geochemistry, Environmental geochemistry, Ecology, Remote sensing and GIS
  • Paleo-geoscience, Quaternary Geology, Cryosphere
  • Oceanography, Climate Science, Atmospheric Science


Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, conduct independent research in their fields of expertise and contribute to Institute service.

IIT Gandhinagar provides unparalleled research support in terms of start-up grants and procurement of equipments. Interdisciplinary research culture at IITGN provides opportunity for faculty members for multi-disciplinary appointments, and/or also to teach and supervise students across the disciplines. The institute is also in close proximity to various Earth Sciences related institutes, laboratories and government departments such as Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), ISRO Space Applications Centre, Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Petroleum University (PDPU), Geological Survey of India (GSI), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and Gujarat Ecological and Environment Research Foundation (GEER). All faculty members are provided state-of-the-art housing within the campus. The award winning IITGN campus is located at the bank of the Sabarmati River and about 30 minutes by car from the Ahmedabad international airport.

Further details about the facilities, benefits, online application and selection procedure can be found here.


Rolling recruitment. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

For more information about Earth Sciences discipline at IITGN and faculty recruitment please visit: https://www.iitgn.ac.in/faculty-recruitment.htm and https://es.iitgn.ac.in/


General recruitment related queries: faculty.recruitment@iitgn.ac.in

Discipline related queries: sbora@iitgn.ac.in

posted: 05 August 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.