Faculty Positions

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), carrying out research and development in science, maths and technology education (STME).  Faculty of HBCSE are responsible for the Ph.D. program in Science Education, and provide leadership to research, development and key impact programmes such as Olympiads in Science and Mathematics,  the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science, Vigyan Pratibha Student Talent Nurture Programme, and a range of In-service Teacher Professional Development Initiatives.

We invite applications for faculty positions from candidates with a Ph.D and post-doctoral experience, and a proven track record of excellence in science, maths or design and technology education. Additionally we invite applications from candidates with a Ph.D and a track record of excellent work in the natural sciences and mathematics, with a background of work in STME. Candidates with a Ph.D in the humanities/social science/education with an excellent track record of work in areas closely related to STME are also invited to apply. For candidates who do not have a background in STME but are seeking to make a career shift into STME from other fields or are fresh Ph.D graduates in STME, we recommend applying to the visiting (Post-doctoral) fellow position.

Please send applications with a curriculum vitae and names of at least five referees to the Centre Director, HBCSE (TIFR), Mumbai via email -- director [at] hbcse [dot] tifr [dot] res [dot] in

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 one or two pages)

  13. Research proposals (In one or two pages):

  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 Centre Director, HBCSE, via email -- director [at] hbcse [dot] tifr [dot] res [dot] in

Entry level faculty members get a salary in the pay level 12 of Basic Pay Rs.78,800/- (total monthly emoluments approximately INR 1,00,600/-) plus HRA at 24% of basic pay, in lieu of Institute housing (subject to availability), and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels.