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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor and Professor, Functional Materials

Tamil Nadu, India
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Description:

Designations Available:

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor

Desired Skillset:

  • Applicants should preferably hold a Ph.D. in the relevant subject from reputed Institutions.
  • Should have sufficient experience in Teaching, Industry & Research with reputed Institutions.
  • Should have research papers published in International / National Journals.
  • Should have books published and Scholars awarded / currently working for.
  • Applicants with patents registered / consultancy works carried out will be given preference.
  • Exposure in handling high-value funded projects will be an added advantage

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in relevant streams with good academic records

Areas of Specializations:

  1. Computational Materials and Device Physics: Expert in Density Functional Theory (DFT), electronic structure calculations, designing new functional materials and device characteristics.
  2. Single crystals in high temperature processes: Expert in Vertical Bridgman Growth, Czochralski Growth, Floating Zone Growth and high temperature solution growth (Flux Growth), etc.Single Crystals growth of oxides, semiconductors and optical materials Characterisation such as optical studies and nonlinear optics (Second harmonic generation, z-scan technique, laser damage threshold, optical limiting) 
  3. Functional Magnetic Materials: Additive manufacturing of magnetic materials/3D printing;Related product development(net shape & complex) for engineering applications



  • Classroom presentation
  • Laboratory Instructions
  • Development Learning of Resource Materials & Laboratory Development
  • Student Assessment & Evaluation including Examination work of University.
  • Participation in Co-curricular & extracurricular activities
  • Student’s guidance, counseling & helping in their personal, ethical, moral, and overall character development
  • Keeping abreast of new knowledge and skills, help to generate new knowledge and help dissemination of such knowledge through books, publications, seminars, handouts, etc.
  • Continuing Education Activities Self-development through upgrading qualifications, Experience & Professional activities

Research Consultancy:

  • Research development activities & Research guidance 
  • Industry sponsored projects 
  • Providing consultancy and testing services 
  • Promotion of industry–institution interaction and R & D

Academic / Administration:

  • Academic and Administrative management of the institution
  • Policy planning, monitoring & evaluation, and promotional activities; both at the department level and institution level
  • Design and development of a new programme.
  • Preparing projects for funding in areas of R&D work, laboratory development, modernization, expansion, etc
  • Administration both at departmental & institutional levels
  • Development, administration, and management at Institutional levels
  • Monitoring and evaluation of academic and research activities
  • Participation in policy planning at the Regional / National level for the Development of Technical Education
  • Helping mobilization of resources for the Institution 
  • Develop, update and maintain MIS 
  • Plan and implement Staff Development activities, conduct Performance Appraisal 
  • Maintain Accountability 
  • Extension / Industrial Connectivity 
  • Interaction with Industry and Society 
  • Participation in Community services 
  • Providing R&D support and consultancy services to Industry and other user agencies 
  • Providing non-formal modes of education for the benefit of the Community 
  • Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Job rotation 
  • Dissemination of knowledge 
  • Providing Technical support in areas of social relevance

Apart from the above duties, any other relevant work is assigned by the Dean of the respective schools

Department: Centre for Functional Materials (CFM)
Open Positions: 1
Skills Required: Teaching, Research
Location: VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Years Of Exp: 0 to 20 Years

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