Centre for Earth Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Faculty Positions

The Centre for Earth Sciences, IISc, invites applications for faculty positions from motivated individuals with an established record of independent, high quality research and commitment to teaching. The Centre is presently about two years old and its proposal entitled Research, Education, and Manpower Development in the Discipline of Earth Processes has recently been funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India. Over a span of the next five years, the proposal aims to establish laboratory and research facilities in the core areas of earth sciences and to launch an M Tech programme in earth sciences. The Centre is interested in candidates with specialization in geomorphology, structural geology, sedimentology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology, or computational methods. Candidates with specialization in other areas of earth science are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates are expected to establish independent research groups, develop graduate level courses, initiate multi-disciplinary research activities, and to contribute to the implementation of the MoES funded project. The centre prefers applications at Assistant Professor's level; candidates who have made outstanding research contributions and are experienced in research guidance and teaching may also apply for higher positions.

The Centre envisions interdisciplinary research to model solid earth and its internal dynamics, to understand processes that shape the earth and assess their impact on geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Through its research and academic programmes, the centre aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge, provide quality education in basic and applied earth sciences and enable the use of newer technologies and skills to address India-specific problems. Broad research themes of interest to the Centre include natural hazards, reconstructing past environment and projections to the future, solid earth processes including mantle convection, surface processes and mass transport, geology and environment including ground water pollution, medical geology and anthropogenic effects on the quality of environment.

Please visit http://www.iisc.ernet.in/content_facultyinfohowtoapply.html for details of submission of applications. Chairman, Centre for Earth Sciences is accessible at chairman@ceas.iisc.ernet.in for receiving applications and for informal enquiries.