Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions Available

Advertisement Dated 1 January 2022

IMSc invites applications for regular faculty positions with the designations: Fellow, Reader, Professor in the broad areas of Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Computational Biology. These are the main research groups at IMSc. The details of the positions along with pay levels as per 7th pay commission is as follows:

Fellow 'E' - Pay Level - 12
Reader 'F' - Pay Level - 13
Professor 'G' - Pay level - 13 A
Professor 'H' - Pay level - 14

This is a rolling advertisement and candidates can apply any time until the end of the calendar year 2022.

About the Institute

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), funded by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, is a national Institution for fundamental research in the theoretical sciences. Research at the institute is internationally recognized. The institute runs a selective PhD program, supports several scientists at the post-doctoral level, and runs an active visiting scientist programme, hosting scientists from all over the world. IMSc faculty members conduct research, advise graduate students, teach in our graduate programs, participate in outreach activities and have other professional responsibilities. The Institute has a liberal leave and sabbatical policy, is generous with travel support for scientific purposes and is assisted by a supportive administration.


Emoluments and benefits at IMSc are among the best available at academic institutions in India and follow central government scales. Off-campus faculty accommodation is provided to faculty members, subject to availability. A House Rent Allowance (HRA) is paid if Institute accommodation is not used or is unavailable. Additional allowances as applicable are also part of the salary package.


The minimum qualification for an entry-level faculty position is a Ph.D. degree in any of the broad areas listed above or closely allied ones. Faculty applicants typically have 2-6 years of post doctoral experience. Suitability for positions at higher levels is determined by the quality of the applicants¢ research and their academic profile, including years of research experience following their PhD.

Application Process

Interested candidates may apply by sending in the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including date of birth, nationality, current affiliation, postal and email correspondence addresses, and a list of publications,

  • A detailed description of current research interests,

  • A concise outline of a planned course of research over a 3-5 year period,

  • Names, addresses, and email address of 3 academic referees. Applicants should request these referees to send their letters of recommendation in confidence directly to the director at the address below.

  • Any other material the applicant feels is relevant to the application (eg. a brief teaching statement, industrial research experience, etc. ).

All application material should be sent electronically to the Director at the email address: director [at] imsc [dot] res [dot] in

Selection Procedure

Applicants will be expected to have acquired some reasonable measure of international recognition. Their research will be evaluated in terms of its creativity and originality. At a suitable stage, following a pre-screening step that identifies strong applications of interest to specific groups, independent input regarding these will be sought from an international group of referees with specific expertise in the areas of research of short-listed applicants. Such applicants may be asked to visit and spend time in IMSc as part of the application process. During such visits, the applicant will typically be asked to give a seminar, as well as have individual meetings with several Institute members.

Additional Information

  • The Institute reserves the right to pre-screen candidates and to process only those applications further that are found suitable. Fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria does not automatically imply that the applicant will be short-listed.

  • The Institute reserves the right to consider to fill or not to fill positions in any of the listed areas of its research, depending on the quality of applications it receives.

  • Travel expenses for visiting IMSc as a faculty applicant, from any point within India, will be reimbursable following Institute norms.

For more information regarding applying to IMSc, please write to the Director or an appropriate faculty member.

For further information related to this advertisement, please contact:

The Registrar,
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
Chennai 600113, India.
Phone: (+91 44) 2254 3100
Fax: (+91 44) 2254 1586
E-mail: registrar [at] imsc [dot] res [dot] in