Institute of Physics (IoP), Bhubaneswar invites application from suitable candidates for the faculty positions in the Institute in the areas of Theoretical High Energy Physics, preferably in the areas of cosmology, cosmo-particle physics, high energy phenomenology, quantum gravity and string theory.

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, preferably in the areas of quantum aspects of condensed matter physics, soft condensed matter physics, statistical physics and complex systems.

 Experimental Physics, preferably in the areas of surface, interface, nano-science, condensed matter physics, soft condensed matter physics, high energy physics and low energy accelerator physics.

 Approximately 11 positions are available out of which 1(one) post is reserved for Orthopaedically Handicapped person.

  •  Assistant Professor (E)
  •  Reader (F)
  • Associate Professor (G)

Qualification, Experience and Age:

 (a) Normal entry level for an academic appointment is at the Assistant Professor (E) rank.  A person to be considered for this position is expected to have at least two years of postdoctoral experience and be preferably below 35 years of age.  Suitable number of increments may be granted depending upon the amount of postdoctoral experience and the evaluation of the quality of research output by the selection committee.

 (b) A person with 5 years or more of postdoctoral experience and preferably below 38 years of age may be considered for appointment at the Reader(F) rank.  Appointment at this level is not routine and should be made only after careful evaluation.

(c) To be considered for direct appointment at the Associate Professor (G) level, the person should be holding a similar position or be at the level of Reader(F) for more than four years elsewhere.  Appointment at this level would be restrictive.

Reservation/age relaxation for person with disabilities shall be applicable as per Rules of Government of India on the subject.

How to apply:

Interested Indian nationals with appropriate background and capabilities and strong aptitude for independent research may e-mail their application (in pdf format) to:

There is no prescribed format for application but it should contain a covering letter, a detailed CV with educational and research background, full list of publications, statement of purpose for research and names and addresses of three referees, who can certify about the candidate’s credentials and their achievements confidentially.

 This is a rolling advertisement and there is no fixed deadline for receipt of applications and processing will be done at regular intervals. The next screening will begin from 16 May 2014 for all applications received until that date. Appointments will be made only when suitable candidates are found depending on requirement.

Last Date to apply: 16 May 2014

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