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JOB POST: Assistant Professor at TISS, Mumbai: Apply by Dec 14: Expired


The Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai invites interested scholars for a walk-in-interview for one position of Assistant Professors. The post will be on a contract basis for a period of two months up to 20th Feb 2021 and extendable based on the requirement by the Institute. The selected candidate would be required to join within seven days of selection and must be stationed in Mumbai.
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 programs and 18 M. Phil. and Ph. D. programs in a range of socially relevant interdisciplinary 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.


Assistant Professor (01)

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility (A or B):
A.:A Master’s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the grading system is followed) in Economics/ Sociology/ Anthropology from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.
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. program 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 fulfillment 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.

B.: The Ph.D. degree has been obtained from a foreign university/ institution with a ranking among the top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); the Times Higher Education (THE) or the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).
The candidates having a minimum of two years of work experience/research/teaching in the area of disaster management/ disaster studies shall be given preference. Candidates having excellent writing skills in areas of social sciences such as Economics/ Sociology/ Anthropology would be preferred. Proven capacities to write high-quality research proposals to secure national and international funding will be an asset.


Consolidated Pay @ Rs. 70,000/- p.m. (Pay Band Rs. 15600 – 39100; AGP Rs. 6000/-)

How to Apply?

Interested candidates may e-mail their CV to by 14th December 2020 before12 noon. The shortlisted candidates will be sent a call letter and link for the interview on 15th December 2020. The online interview in Zoom Platform will be conducted on 16th December 2020 from 10 am onwards.
The shortlisted candidates are required to send scanned copies of their colored passport size photograph, self-attested photocopies of relevant certificates in support of the essential qualification & experience. Original certificates will be verified only for the selected candidate at the time of appointment.
For full notification, click the link below.

TISS, Mumbai Assistant Professor Recruitment Notification


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