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Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), devoted to research and development in science, maths and technology education (STME).  Faculty of HBCSE are responsible for the Ph.D. program in Science Education of the TIFR Deemed University. HBCSE is the nodal centre for Olympiads in science and mathematics, and for the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science.


We are keen to consider applications for faculty positions from candidates with a Ph.D and post-doctoral experience, and a proven excellent track record in any of the following:

  • the natural sciences, with a demonstrated interest in educational and social issues

  • the social sciences, with a demonstrated interest in educational and science / design / technology issues

  • research and development in science, maths or design and technology education


Please send applications with a curriculum vitae and names of at least three referees to the Centre Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088, India. 


In addition to the full CV please also send the following information separately:

  1. Name

  2. Date of birth

  3. M.Sc. subject/ area

  4. Ph.D. topic

  5. Ph.D. year of award

  6. Current employment (Designation, Name and address of Institution)

  7. Research experience (Eg. PDF/RA, No. of years)

  8. Teaching experience (Subject/ area, Level, No. of years)

  9. Whether passed GATE or NET

  10. List of up to 5 major peer-reviewed publications

  11. List of popular science or expository writings

  12. Statement of purpose (Why do you wish to join HBCSE? In 25 words or less)

  13. Research proposals (maximum 200 words each):

  1. Outline a specific research project in your area of interest that you would like to pursue at HBCSE, and

  2. Suggest possibilities of projects and materials to be developed within any program existing at HBCSE or in a new one with students and/or teachers.


Your write-up should state how your proposal aligns with HBCSE's mandate, i.e., research and development in science, technology and mathematics education from primary school up to undergraduate level. You may consider HBCSE's existing programs, how you might enhance them. You may also wish to suggest and argue for new lines of work that you think should be important for HBCSE to pursue and that align with HBCSE's mandate.


For enquiries please contact the Dean, Faculty of Science Education, via email - hbcdean [at] hbcse [dot] tifr [dot] res [dot] in



Entry level faculty members get a salary in the pay scale of INR 15600-39100 Grade Pay = 7600 (total monthly emoluments in March 2014, approximately INR 75,000/-) plus HRA at 30% of basic salary, in lieu of Institute housing (subject to availability), and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels.

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