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The Madras Institute of Development Studies

[An interdisciplinary Social Science Research Institute within

the framework of the ICSSR and with a research focus on development studies]


Invites applications for the positions indicated below

[Preference will be given to candidates with economics background and specialisation]


Associate Professor: ONE [On Contract]

Pay Band Rs. 37400-67000 + AGP Rs.9000

[Pay based on Sixth Pay Commission]        




Good academic record with a doctoral degree in Social Sciences or any other discipline relevant to the work of MIDS, with at least 5 published papers in reputed national/international journals/edited volumes or equivalent thereof and at least 7 years of experience of research/teaching at University/National level research institutions in regular position.



[1] The post will be on the basis of annual contract for a period of three years' renewable based on performance and mutual agreement.           

[2] Every applicant is required to provide the names and addresses of two referees preferably not associated with MIDS.

[3] Working/Discussion/Conference papers and pre-publication project reports will not be regarded as publications.

[4] Applications from women and other disadvantaged sections of the society are encouraged.

[5] The last date for receipt of application including names of referees will be 26th June 2018.

[6] The application along with the recent curriculum vitae should be sent to the "The Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 79, Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600 020" in a sealed envelope superscribing, "Application for the post of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR [CONTRACTUAL]" and a soft copy of the same should be sent through email to

79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600020, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Phone: 0091-44-2441289 2411574 24412295 24419771. Fax: 0091-44-24910872. E-mail: