Faculty Recruitment

Faculty Recruitment

The department invites applications and enquiries for faculty positions from interested candidates with an excellent research track record, and a committment to teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics with at least three years of post-Ph.D. experience. Please write to the Head of the Department ( ) if you are interested in joining the Physics department. We also strongly encourage applicants to visit the department for a research seminar and to interact with faculty members. Please contact the Seminar Coordinator, Prof. S. Umashankar, if you are planning a visit to the department.

There is no last date for applications. Applications are processed against a rolling advertisement (Advertisement No. I-50/2013-2014). For more details, please visit the Faculty Recruitment page of IIT Bombay here.

Why IIT-Bombay?

Research The Physics department of IIT Bombay is the top rated Physics Department in the country, as rated by the QS World University Rankings, 2015. The department has strong research groups in Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiments), High Energy Physics (Theory and Experiments), Photonics and Optics, and also emerging areas like Soft Matter and Biophysics and Nanomaterials. Please visit the Research page to know more about the current research in the department. The department and the Institute provides strong support in the form of funding and research infrastructure to enable new faculty to set up their independent research program.

Graduate Program We have strong graduate program with more than one hundred research scholars currently pursuing their doctoral studies. Graduate students are supported by the CSIR-NET and DST-Inspire fellowships, as well fellowships provided by IIT Bombay. We attract a strong body of Ph.D. scholars who have gone on to postdoctoral and faculty positions in top universities both in India and abroad.

Undergraduate Program The Engineering Physics undergraduate program attracts some of the best students in the country through the IIT-JEE examination. IIT Bombay has attracted the highest rankholders from JEE over the past few years, and is recognised as one of the top IITs. The Engineering Physics program is also highly rated, and the students have an option of working with members of faculty on research projects through the BTP courses.

Faculty Benefits IIT Bombay provides a host of facilities and awards for new faculty. These include

  • Relocation allowance of upto Rs. 100000 for faculty joining from abroad and Rs. 50000 for faculty joining from India
  • An Young Faculty Award (YFA) of Rs. 100000 per year for three years for all new faculty joining at the Assistant Professor level
  • A Seed Grant of upto Rs. 2000000 for new faculty to setup their research laboratories
  • A Cumulative Professional Development Fund (CPDA) for purchase of books, professional membership fees and conference travel
  • A Research Development Fund (RDF) based on consultancy and sponsored project income, for professional expenses
  • Various awards to reward excellence in teaching and research, including several aimed specifically for younger faculty

A full list of facilities for new faculty members can be found here.

Campus Life The IIT Bombay campus is situated in the eastern suburb of Powai. The campus abuts the Powai lake and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and has a wide range of flora and fauna. Faculty and students stay inside the campus, providing a holistic environment for learning and exploration. There are two schools situated inside the campus, and there are a range of activities throughout the year, that draws participants both from Mumbai and outside. An extensive array of clubs, events and facilities cater to individual needs.