where tomorrow’s science begins today
An Autonomous Institution, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune has been set up by the Government of India, at par with the IITs and IISc Bangalore. The Government of India has generously invested in IISER to set up state-of-the-art research facilities in all branches of basic science (physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology) and to promote interdisciplinary areas of research. IISER Pune pursues full-fledged research not only at the institute and but also in a network arrangement with other internationally reputed research institutions. IISER Pune is already equipped with state of the art research facilities. IISER Pune invites applications for faculty positions from candidates possessing excellent academic records and research experience. IISER Pune aims to provide an excellent academic ambience and attractive research funding. Faculty members will also receive a professional development allowance of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only) per year for a period of 3 years for the expenses towards participating in national/international conferences, membership fee of professional bodies and contingent expenses etc. Salary will be as per the pay structure given below with allowances as admissible to Central Government employees in Pune. In addition, faculty joining IISER Pune will be eligible for medical reimbursement as per the Central Government Health Scheme and New Pension Scheme applicable to the government employees joining on or after January 01, 2004. Until the faculty housing comes up on campus, the Institute will provide rented/leased accommodation.

Sr. No. Position Pay Band Pay In-the Pay Band Academic Grade Pay DA* (@125%) Total (including 30 % HRA and Transport Allowance)
1 Professor PB-4
Rs. 48000 Rs. 10500 Rs. 73125 Rs. 156375
2 Associate Professor PB-4
Rs. 42800 Rs. 9500 Rs. 65375 Rs. 140565
3 Assistant Professor PB-3
Rs. 30000 Rs. 8000 Rs. 47500 Rs. 104100

   * DA w.e.f. Jan 01, 2016. Due for revision in July 2016.


Applicants with a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or an allied subject with teaching and Post-Doctoral research experience of minimum 3 years in relevant areas (experience criteria may be relaxed for exceptional candidates) may apply. 

All government rules regarding reservation in respect of SC/ST/OBC/PD will be followed.

We now have an online application system. Applications sent by email will no longer be accepted.

Click here to apply for faculty positions at IISER Pune


An unofficial FAQ list has been prepared by our faculty to aid prospective candidates. Applicants are encouraged to read this document prior to initiating the application process.

For discipline-specific enquiries please contact:

Biology: Prof Aurnab Ghose (aurnab at iiserpune.ac.in)

Chemistry: Dr Aloke Das (a.das at iiserpune.ac.in)

Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr John Mathew (john.mathew at iiserpune.ac.in)

Mathematics: Prof A. Raghuram (raghuram at iiserpune.ac.in)

Physics: Dr T. S. Mahesh (mahesh.ts at iiserpune.ac.in)

Earth and Climate Science: Prof Shyam Rai (shyamsrai at iiserpune.ac.in)