Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) invites applications for selection at the Assistant Professor (Grade 1) level on ‘tenure-track’ in the areas mentioned below from Indian nationals with outstanding academic credentials, ability to establish a vibrant research programme and passion for teaching.

Applications should be submitted online duly following the instructions given on the website. Incomplete applications not supported by relevant documents will not be considered. The portal for submission of applications will be opened on May 15, 2023. The processing of applications will be carried out, on a regular basis, once every 2-4 weeks.

Interviews under the rolling advertisement will be conducted in a phased but continuous manner from August 01, 2023. The sub-areas that get filled with suitable candidates may be deactivated.

Minimum Qualifications:
Assistant Professor (Grade I)
Pay Level 12 Cell 1 with minimum pay of INR 1,01,500 + HRA + travel allowance + pension benefits under New Pension Scheme (NPS) of Govt. of India. (Gross salary will be approximately Rs. 1,49,242/- per month, excluding HRA).
PhD with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout. Three years of Industrial/ Research/Teaching experience, excluding the duration of PhD. Age preferably below 35 years.

Areas of expertise

    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Population and Community Ecology, and Ecological Interactions
    3. Plant Developmental Biology, Plant Cell and Molecular Biology 
    4. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 
    5. Proteomics and Metabolomics
    1. General Inorganic Chemistry
    2. Chemical Biology
    3. Medicinal Chemistry
    4. Polymer Chemistry
    1. Probability and Statistics (with preference for mathematical finance, risk management, quantum probability, stochastic control and stochastic simulation)
    2. Topology and Geometry (with preference for computational geometry and geometric algorithms)
    3. Algebra and Number Theory (with preference for coding theory, complexity theory, cryptography and game theory)
    4. Analysis and Applicable Analysis (with preference for approximation theory, homogenisation, control and variational methods)
    1. Theoretical High Energy Physics (with preference for String theory, Gauge Gravity and Fluid-gravity dualities, Ads-CMT and QCD)
    2. Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (with preference for Field Theories in CM, Quantum Phases and Strongly Correlated Systems)

General Guidelines

  1. The appointment as a Faculty Member will be governed by the NIT (Amendment) Act - 2012 (National Institute Technology Science Education Research (NITSER) Act) and its amendments from time to time and as per the provisions of the IISER Statutes. As per ‘Tenure-Track System’, the appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at IISER TVM is on contract for five years. At the end of this period, the faculty candidate will be assessed for the position of Associate Professor by a selection committee. The successful candidate will be offered tenure, i.e., a permanent position. If the assessment by the selection committee does not result in the appointment as an Associate Professor, the contract term may be extended for two more years in the same grade.
  2. Reservations will be as per the prevailing Government of India norms and as applicable to IISERs.
  3. Valid category certificate should be uploaded, if applicable.
  4. Candidates working in Government Organizations/Institutions/Universities/Public Sector Undertakings should submit a no-objection certificate.
  5. No enquiries of any kind in regard to the selections will be entertained.
  6. The institute reserves the right to screen and call only those candidates deemed suitable for presentations followed by interviews. The eligibility criteria are only a bare minimum, and mere fulfilment of the same will not entitle any candidate to be called for an interview.
  7. The institute reserves the right not to fill any vacancy advertised without any reason. The institute also reserves the right to stop accepting applications in specific sub-areas or disciplines at any point in time. The decision of the Institute in all matters shall be final and binding. Legal disputes, if any, shall be settled in the Court of Law only within the jurisdiction of Thiruvananthapuram.

For all queries email: fcrct2023_3[at]iisertvm[dot]ac[dot]in