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JOB POST: Assistant Professor at TISS, Mumbai: Apply by Jan 5


Applications are invited from interested scholars for one post of Assistant Professor at the School of Livelihoods and Development to lead the teaching and research programs in the areas of urbanization and development besides teaching other courses. The post will be on a contractual basis initially for a period from the date of joining till March 31, 2021, and maybe extended further based on the performance of the candidate and requirement of the Institute.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 and was awarded the ‘deemed to be university’ status in 1964. TISS is fully funded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India, and operates from its main campus in Mumbai, and the off-campuses at Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad.


Assistant Professor (01)

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility (A or B):
A: A Master‘s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the grading system is followed) in Political Science/ Economics/ Development Studies/ Sociology or an equivalent degree from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.
Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC or the CSIR, or a similar test accredited by the UGC, like SLET/ SET or who are or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./ Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009 or 2016 and their amendments from time to time as the case may be exempted from NET/ SLET/ SET:

  • The Ph.D. degree of the candidate has been awarded in a regular mode;
  • The Ph.D. thesis has been evaluated by at least two external examiners;
  • An open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate has been conducted.

B: The Ph.D. degree has been obtained from a foreign university/ institution with a ranking among the top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); the Times Higher Education (THE) or the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).
The candidates having Ph.D. in Political Science/ Economics/ Development Studies/ Sociology/ or any applied social science discipline with a focus on urban policy/ urban planning/ urban governance/ migration studies/ informal sector and familiar with large data sets (NSSO, Census, NFHS, etc.) and their use to understand the urban dynamics in India will be given preference. Candidates with sound knowledge/ experience of quantitative research methods and a good publication record will be preferred.


Pay Band Rs. 15600 – 39100; AGP Rs. 6000/- (Consolidated salary of approx. Rs. 71000/-)

How to Apply?

The application fee of Rs. 1000/- be paid on-line. The SC/ ST/ PWD candidates will be waived from the application fee if they attach the required certificate to the online application form. The female candidates are waived from the application fees. The application will be valid only on receipt of the application fee for those who are required to pay. Fees once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is January 5, 2021.
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TISS, Mumbai Assistant Professor Recruitment Notification



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