Advertisement No.: ICTS-Notice -2011-12/05
Date: 23 December 2011

Nature of job:
The year 2013 has been marked for a wide variety of mathematical activities under a very broad umbrella of initiatives, called the Mathematics of the Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. A major theme included in the MPE initiative is public outreach (e.g. in the form of a mathematics exhibition) to increase awareness of the importance and essential nature of mathematics in processes affecting the Planet Earth. Such a major undertaking will need inputs from many different organizations and individuals, including professional mathematicians, designers, NGOs, museums, college and school teachers and students. The successful candidate will be involved in the coordination of this whole activity, which also involves preparatory activities such as soliciting and sorting proposals for mathematical exhibition modules.

Qualification and experience:
Masters in mathematics or allied subjects (physics, engineering, computer science etc.); A strong dedication to the main aim of this outreach activity; Dexterity with computers and strong written and oral communications skills. (Experience in Art, Design and Technology is desirable.)

Position Details:

The position is TEMPORARY, for one year in the first instance, and extendable by one year in deserving cases.

A CONSOLIDATED HONORARIUM, based on qualifications and experience, will be paid as per norms. Higher honorarium will be considered for suitable candidates with past experience in doing similar works.


How to apply:

Interested candidates, please send your CV and a detailed statement of interest in and your suitability for this position LATEST BY FEBRUARY 10, 2012, by email to mpe2013india@gmail.com (preferably) or by post to MPE-2013

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
TIFR Centre Building, IISc campus,
Bengaluru - 560012

Any enquiries should be sent to mpe2013india@gmail.com . The websites http://www.mpe2013.org and http://www.mpe2013.org/competition/ contain information about the global MPE-2013 activities and a website about the Indian activities is under preparation.