IISc has the open call for applications system for faculty recruitment. Applications from individuals with an excellent academic and research track record are invited throughout the year. Applicants should have a PhD in their area of research, should preferably have 2-3 years postdoctoral research experience, and an outstanding publication record. They should be able to pursue an independent programme of original research and teaching at the post-graduate level.
The application material is scrutinized by a faculty search committee consisting of ECE faculty members and references are sought from the suggested experts. The department may also choose to get additional references if necessary. The prospective faculty member will be invited by the department to spend a couple of days at the department, during which, the candidate gives a talk about his/her research and also interacts with members of the faculty. If the faculty members decide that the candidate will be a valuable addition to the department, the department makes a recommendation to the Director through the Chairperson of the Division of Electrical Sciences. The above described process normally requires two to three months.
The Director sets up a selection committee on a suitable date. At least two experts from outside the Institute will be invited to participate in the selection committee proceedings. The candidate will be required to attend the meeting if he/she is based in India. Otherwise, the candidate is required to appear through a video-conference or a Skype call. Based on the recommendations of the committee and after approval from the Council of the Institute (which meets once every three months), the Registrar makes an official offer of appointment to the candidate. This second phase of the process also requires about two to three months. Candidates may join the department at any time of the year but within 3-4 months of the date of offer. A later join date may be granted subject to approval of the Director.
The areas of interest in the department are:
MICROWAVE ENGINEERING: Propagation, Antennas, Microwave ICs, MEMS, Numerical Electromagnetics
COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING: Modulation and Coding; Wireless Communication; Wireline, Wireless, and Optical Networking
SIGNAL PROCESSING: DSP systems and architectures, Speech/Audio/Video/Image Signal Processing, Signal Processing for Communication applications
MICROELECTRONICS: VLSI Design and Test/ASIC Design; Solid State Devices (electronic/optoelectronic); microelectronic sensors and circuits.
PHOTONICS: Optical Communication; Integrated Optics; Photonics Switching; Fibre optic sensors.
The applications are peer reviewed in the departments and reference letters are obtained. Candidates short-listed from this process are considered by selection committees of experts that meet 4 times a year (typically in March, June, September, and December), with offers to selected candidates being made shortly thereafter.
An applicant should send a curriculum vitae, plan of future research work, list of publications, reprints of selected published papers, names of at least three referees with their full addresses, including fax and e-mail addresses, to
Prof. K.V.S. Hari
Department of Electrical Communication Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore 560 012
Ph: +91 080-2293-2854 / 2360-8024
Fax: +91 080-2360-8024
IISc has a very active program of faculty exchange. Each year, faculty members and researchers from all over the world visit the campus for various lengths of time. Normally such visits are initiated by direct contact between the host in IISc and the visitor. Visiting Scientist and Visiting Professor appointments are also available.