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TISS Recruitment 2016-17 Assistant Professor : Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Organisation : Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Post Name: Recruitment for Assistant Professor in 2016-17
Reference Number : ADVT. NO. TISS-GUWAHATI/DECEMBER/2016

Apply Online : http://recruitment.tiss.edu/
Notification : http://www.indianin.in/uploads/2534-Professor.pdf
Home Page : http://tiss.edu/careers-tenders/

Assistant Professor Recruitment :

The TISS Guwahati campus invites applications for three posts of Assistant Professors for its centres to be filled on contract basis for one year initially and extendable based on performance of candidate and requirement by the Institute.

Related : TISS Recruitment 2016 Software Engineer, Research Associate : www.indianin.in/1601.html

I. Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development, School of Social Sciences and Humanities : (One Post)
The Centre offers interdisciplinary postgraduate course in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development with integrative strengths of ecological sciences, social sciences and technical skills such as GIS.

The Centre seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor to play a leadership role in building its biodiversity conservation and natural resource governance area, including in (but not limited to) areas such as sustainable/conservation based livelihoods, climate change and natural disasters. The successful candidate will contribute to the long-term research direction, fundraising and academic life at the institute.

Educational Qualification :
Good academic record with at least 55% of the marks or an equivalent grade of ‘B’ in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E and F at the Master’s Degree (or equivalent) level in Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies/Ecology or a closely related field or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.

A relaxation of 5% will be provided from 55% to 50% of the marks at the Master’s level for the SC/ST/differently-abled category candidates, and to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991.

Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET/SET.

Candidates, who are, or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities.

II. Centre for Counselling, School of Social Work: (Two posts)
The Centre offers a specialization in counselling which enhances the counselling skills in social work practice contexts.

The tremendous expansion of counselling over the last 20 years reflects the changing nature of society, an increase in the number of people perceiving a need for professional help with their problems, and a growing recognition of the value of such support.

There has also been widespread recognition of the value of an understanding of counselling theory and skills to other ‘people oriented’ professions, such as human resources, whether in the private or public sector.

It is again in this context that a specialization in counselling is offered within the realm of social work practice. The Centre seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor to play a leadership role in enhancing the fundamental role of the counselling relationship in enabling social change.

The successful candidate will contribute to the long-term research direction, fund-raising and academic life at the institute.

Educational Qualification :
Good academic record with at least 55% of the marks or an equivalent grade of ‘B’ in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E and F at the Master’s Degree (or equivalent) level in Social Work, Counselling Psychology, Medical & Psychiatric Social Work or a closely related field or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.

A relaxation of 5% will be provided from 55% to 50% of the marks at the Master’s level for the SC/ST/differently-abled category candidates, and to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September 1991.

Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET/SET.

Candidates, who are, or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities.

Desirable Qualifications:
a. Broad expertise in one or more such areas: Counselling, Social work Practice, Psychosocial approaches.
b. Candidates with knowledge about social work and counselling and knowledge especially of Northeast India will be preferred.
c. Proven ability as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top peerreviewed journals.
d. Ability and willingness to engage actively with non-academic decision makers and communicate analytical content to policy makers.
e. Ability to innovate and work within a team as well as independently.
f. Knowledge and experience in counselling with the marginalized.
g. Ability and willingness to attract external funding.

Remunerations: The Contractual Payment of Rs. 55,000/- per month. The Institute provides health insurance facility to its employee, his/her spouse, and first two dependent children.
Interview: The eligible candidates will be communicated by an e-mail and mobile phone to appear for the presentation and interview to be conducted at TISS, Deonar, Mumbai-88.

Application fee: The application fee of Rs. 1000/- be paid on-line. The SC/ST/PWD candidates will be waived from the application fee if they attach the required certificate to the online application form. The application will be valid only on receipt of the application fee for those who are required to pay. Fees once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

Important Dates:
Last date of Receipt of On line Application: January 16, 2017.
The presentation and Interviews will be conducted on January 24, 2017.
Selected Candidates are expected to join within 15 days.

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