Post-doctoral Position (Humanities and Social Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar: Apply by Dec 20: Expired

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Applications are invited for Post-doctoral Position (Humanities and Social Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar for the year 2021. The last date of application is 20 December.

About the Position

Humanities and Social Sciences discipline at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, has a postdoctoral position to carry out research on “Local Governance and Public Service Delivery in India”. The candidate is expected to provide research support at different stages involving literature review, research design, conducting surveys, analysing data, and writing results.

The candidate might also be required to help with grant writing. As a postdoctoral researcher, the candidate is expected to collaborate with other team members on several projects related to the field of development economics. While the primary research focus will be India, the candidate might also be required to work on Nepal-based research projects. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on their own research projects.


Minimum Qualification: Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy or Political Economy, or a related discipline.

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Preferred Qualifications: The prospective candidate is expected to have a strong background in Development Economics and Political Economy of Development. They must have strong quantitative research skills, and should be able to carry out micro-data analysis using relevant Econometric methods. STATA and/or R skills are must. Candidate must have demonstrated the above-mentioned preferred qualifications through their ongoing or their past work.


Candidates must email the following documents to Prof. Deepak Singhania ( with the subject line “Postdoctoral Application at IITGN”: (1) Complete CV, (2) Contact information of three references, (3) Cover letter explaining why the candidate is suitable for the advertised position, and (4) sample of 1-2 ongoing or published research paper(s). All documents should be emailed as a single pdf attachment.


Initial appointment is for 1 year, extendable up to 1 more year based on performance


50,000 INR per month + 10,000 INR HRA (No HRA will be paid if the campus housing is availed).

Important date

The deadline for submission is December 20th, 2021, or until the position is filled.

Click here to view the official notification of Post-doctoral Position (Humanities and Social Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar.

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