Position title
Faculty Position in ATREE’s Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) Initiative

ATREE invites applications for a faculty position (Fellow; Assistant Professor level) – Climate Change in its Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) Initiative working closely with the Centres and Academy of the institution.


Candidates must be dynamic and highly motivated scholars, with a PhD in Environmental Science, Climate Change or relevant interdisciplinary subjects. The applicant is expected to have more than 5 years of post-PhD research with a strong track record of academically rigorous interdisciplinary research relevant to the Indian Himalayan Region or other mountain areas. Preferable areas of  expertise include climate mitigation, adaptation, climate financing, scenario development and analysis of climate change impacts. Proven track record of project/program development, project management and fund raising will be an added advantage.

Applicants must have a strong interest in applied research in the developing country and Indian Himalayan contexts, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams, and the ability to teach courses and guide students in Sustainability Studies at the Masters and PhD level. The position has to provide highly specialized scientific expertise and technical skills to develop, interpret and make use of climate change evidence to support climate change policies, adaptation, adaptation decision making and strengthening resilience of nature and people in the  Indian Himalayan Region.


The Fellow is expected to participate in long-term academic, policy and action oriented research programmes that address important issues in the Indian Himalayan Region. The Fellow will participate in Masters and PhD teaching, advising and short-term training programmes. The Fellow is expected to share institutional responsibilities and contribute to fund-raising.

Appointments and Emoluments: Appointments will be at the level of Fellow (Associate Professor) depending upon candidate's experience. The position is long-term-appointment is on 5-year renewable contracts. Salaries at ATREE are competitive and at par with other academic institutions in India. The positions will be based in ATREE’s Regional Office for Eastern Himalaya-Northeast India in Gangtok, Sikkim.

About ATREE: The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (www.atree.org) is one of South Asia's leading conservation and environmental research organizations. ATREE seeks to address pressing environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research, teaching and active engagement with civil society and policy makers.

Application Process

To apply, submit statement of purpose (SOP) with outline of proposed future research, detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of key publications, names and contact information of three references. Please use 'Faculty position in Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) Initiative' in the subject header of your e-mail. There is no separate application form. Applications are to be submitted by email hr@atree.org with cc to usha.h@atree.org.  The deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2023. Any questions or clarifications may be addressed to Any questions or clarifications may be addressed to Dr. Sarala Khaling sarala.khaling@atree.org.

Affirmative Action: ATREE fosters autonomy, professional growth, diversity, gender equity and safety at the work place. Women and persons from indigenous groups from the mountains are encouraged to apply for the position.

Date posted
14 September 2023
Valid through
15 October 2023
Employment Type
Job Location
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Eastern Himalaya Regional Office, Renault Showroom Building,, Gangtok, East Sikkim, 737102, India
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