Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, founded in 1962, is a national institute for higher learning whose primary purpose is to foster high quality fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the Mathematical Sciences. It is an autonomous body funded by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


Applications are invited for faculty positions from exceptional candidates in various areas of Theoretical Physics. Currently, our research is centered around the fields of Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Mechanics, High Energy Physics Phenomenology, QCD and Lattice Gauge Theory, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Gravitation, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Quantum Optics and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. At present, we have 25 faculty members in these areas of theoretical physics. The Institute also has strong Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science groups.


We are also developing new areas of expertise, specifically in the fields of Theoretical and Computational Biology, Computational Physics, Quantum Information Theory and Astroparticle Physics. We invite applications from researchers with a proven record of independence, originality and leadership who can significantly enhance activities in these areas.


Initial faculty appointments are made at the level of Fellow `E' in the scale of (Rs.12,000 - 16,500) on a contractual basis. However, candidates with a proven track record can be considered for higher positions. Our Institute follows the Central Government patterns of pay and allowances for its staff. Emoluments at the level of Fellow `E' are approximately INR 22,000, and include medical and other benefits, as applicable to Central Government Employees stationed at Chennai.

A complete curriculum vitae together with list of publications may be sent to:


The Director
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
C.I.T. Campus, Taramani
Chennai 600 113, India
Email: director@imsc.res.in

Applicant should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address directly.