Required Assistant Professors (3 posts) on Contract for TISS Guwahati Offcampus.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. Currently the Institute offers 52 Masters’ Degree programmes and 18 M. Phil. and Ph. D. programmes in a range of socially relevant inter-disciplinary areas of Social Work, Social Sciences, Education, Public Policy, Public Health, Human Resource Management, Labour Studies, Media and Culture, Applied Psychology, Disaster Studies, and Habitat Studies. BA degree programs in Social Sciences and Social Work are also offered from its off-campuses. A high degree of freedom and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and culture of the Institute facilitating strong linkages between teaching, research, field action and dissemination. The Institute provides significant space and resources for basic and policy research and nurtures multiple research collaborations with some of the best universities and institutions across the globe.

1. Posts: Assistant Professor

2. No.of. Posts: 03

3. Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 65,568/- p.m. (Pay Band Rs. 15600 – 39100 ; AGP Rs. 6000/-) in 6th CPC as approved by funder.

4. Educational Qualification: Eligibility (A or B): A. i) A Master’s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the grading system is followed) in M.A / M.Sc in Environmental Studies / Environmental Management, Geography, Development Studies / Psychology / History and other allied subjects from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university. ii) 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: Provided, the candidates registered for the Ph.D. programme prior to July 11, 2009, shall be governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances/Bye-laws/Regulations of the Institution awarding the degree and such Ph.D. candidates shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of ‘Assistant Professor’ subject to the or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions fulfilment of the following conditions:- 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;  The Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D. work, out of which at least one is in a refereed journal; The Candidate has presented at least two papers based on his/her Ph.D. work in conferences/seminars sponsored/funded/supported by the UGC/ICSSR/CSIR or any similar agency. The fulfilment of these conditions is to be certified by the Registrar or the Dean (Academic Affairs) of the University concerned. Note: NET/SLET/SET shall also not be required for such Masters Programmes in disciplines for which NET/SLET/SET is not conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC, like SLET/SET. OR B. The Ph.D. degree has been obtained from a foreign university/institution with a ranking among top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: i. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ii. the Times Higher Education (THE) or iii. the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).

5. Desirable Qualifications :- Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development, School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSS&H) :- Preference will be given to candidates with- Specialization in Human Ecology / Social Ecology/ Urban Ecology / Environmental Impact Assessment / Sustainable Development / Climate Change / Disaster Management and related fields.  Work experience in the interdisciplinary field of conservation, natural resource management, eco-development, environmental auditing, and impact studies.  Publications in peer-reviewed journals will have an additional advantage. Ability to teach inter-disciplinary courses offered across the schools and centres at the Institute. The Centre for Undergraduates Studies (CUGS) Assistant Professor – Psychology -: Preference will be given to candidates with- Qualification of Ph. D. in relevant field.  Two and more years of teaching experience.  Desirable Specialization: Clinical Psychology.  Ability to teach statistics. Assistant Professor – History -: Preference will be given to candidates with- Qualification of Ph. D. in relevant field.  Having two and more years of teaching experience.


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