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Here you can find information on how to apply to the Department of Mathematics at IIT Bombay for the position of faculty member or postdoctoral fellow. Please click on one of the links for more information on the application procedure or to know more about IIT Bombay and the Department of Mathematics.

We have active research groups in the following areas of mathematics:

Algebra and Number Theory Analysis
  • Automorphic Forms, Representation theory of p-adic groups, L-functions, Converse Theorems.
  • Commutative algebra, Projective modules, Blowup algebras, Hilbert functions, Hilbert functions, Blowup Algebras, Local Cohomology.
  • Algebraic groups and related structures.
  • Operator Theory, Unbounded Subnormals, Hilbert modules.
  • Noncommutative probability, Operator algebras, Multivariable Operator Theory, C* and von Neumann algebras.
  • Several Complex Variables.


Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science Geometry and Topology
  • Extremal combinatorics, Probabilistic methods, Design theory.
  • Posets, Generating functions, Polyhedral combinatorics.
  • Spectral graph theory, Enumerative combinatorics.
  • Complexity theory, Pseudorandomness.
  • Stacks, Moduli spaces, Algebraic cycles, Schubert varieties, Linear Codes, Varieties over Finite Fields.
  • Coxeter groups, Hopf Algebras, Operads.
  • Harmonic Manifolds, Algebraic Topology.
  • Arithmetic Groups, Lie Groups, Thin Groups.


Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis Statistics and Probability
  • Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Waves, Shock Waves in Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws.
  • Finite Volume Methods, Finite element methods, Partial Integro-Differential Equations, Visco-Elastic Fluid-Flow Problems.
  • Hyperbolic systems of Quasilinear Partial Differential Equations, Homogenization.
  • Design of Experiments, Statistical Data Mining, Computational Biology, Generalized Linear Models, Response Surface Methods, Combination Drug Therapy.
  • Construction of Reliability Test Plans, Random matrices, Extreme value theory, Free Probability and Statistics, Time Series Analysis.
  • Statistical Inference, Stochastic Differential Game Theory, Statistical Inference, Applied Probability.


You can see a list of research interests of faculty members here.

For a faculty position

The Department of Mathematics invites applications in all fields of mathematics from strong researchers having a record of high quality research.

You can see a list of research interests of faculty members here.

Advertisement and Application form: Several important details (for example, the advertisement and an information sheet) can be found here. The information sheet contains details of qualifications and experience required for various positions, salary structure, general information on grants received from the institute for new faculty, and some information on the facilities available at the institute and on campus. More information regarding facilities is available here.

You can find the application form here. A PDF version of the filled application form, CV, Research statement and Teaching statement must be emailed to head.math@iitb.ac.in. These should include your list of publications, names and contact addresses of at least 3 referees.

Selection Procedure: The head will forward your application to the department policy committee for initial screening. If initial screening is cleared, then faculty feedback is sought and referees are contacted for letters. Once the letters are received, the completed file is sent to the department policy committee for further feedback. Based on the feedback, a decision to call the candidate for a talk is taken. Further feedback is sought after the talk, based on which the department policy committee decides to recommend the candidate to the institute selection committee. The entire process can take between 2 to 6 months.

Contact: Please write to head.math@iitb.ac.in for any queries.

For a post doctoral fellowship

Candidates should have submitted their thesis at the time of applying for the position of a postdoctoral fellow. A faculty member should be willing to be your mentor.

You can see a list of research interests of faculty members here.

Apply: You can find the application form here. A PDF version of the filled application form, CV, Research statement and Teaching statement must be mailed to head.math@iitb.ac.in. These should include your list of publications, names and contact addresses of at least 3 referees.

Selection Procedure: The head will forward your application to the department policy committee for initial screening. If initial screening is cleared, then faculty feedback is sought and referees are contacted for letters. Once the letters are received, the completed file is sent to the department policy committee for further feedback. Based on the feedback, a decision to call the candidate for a talk is taken. Further feedback is sought after the talk, based on which the department policy committee decides to recommend the candidate to the institute selection committee. The entire process can take between 2 to 6 months.

More information: Postdocs will be required to serve as teaching assistants in one course every semester.

You may apply directly for an Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, which offers an extremely generous salary and additional housing benefits. You may also apply to the department if you already have a fellowship, for example, from NBHM or SERB. Irrespective of the fellowship, the selection procedure is the same for all candidates.

Fellowship

Experience Fellowship Amount
Fresh Ph.D.
Rs. 54,000/- p.m.
Ph.D. + 1 year experience
Rs. 57,000/-p.m
Ph.D.+ 2 year experience
Rs. 60,000/-p.m.
Non-lapsable contingency grant
Rs. 15,000/year

In addition to the above, fellows who live off campus will also receive HRA, which is 30% of the fellowship amount.

Currently post doctoral fellows are not elligible for on-campus accommodation. A few quarters are reserved for married fellows, though the waiting list for these may be quite large. It is, however, possible to rent a room in the Powai market area, which is just across the road, or further away, within a radius of 2 to 4kms and with an advantage of better and cheaper housing, near Kanjur Marg or Bhandup.

You can also find some useful information regarding the Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship here.

Contact: Please write to head.math@iitb.ac.in for any queries.