The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences. It was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (renamed as Ministry of Education in August 2020), Government of India. In 2012, IISER Pune was declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament. As a unique initiative in science education in India, IISER Pune aims to be a science university of the highest caliber devoted to both teaching and research in a totally integrated manner, with state-of-the-art research and high quality education, thus nurturing both curiosity and creativity.

Research and training at IISER Pune are conducted through seven Departments: Biology, Chemistry, Data Science, Earth and Climate Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Inter-disciplinary research is strongly encouraged and promoted. IISER Pune pursues front-ranking research not only at the institute campus but also in a network arrangement with other internationally reputed research institutions.

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IISER Pune invites applications for faculty positions from candidates possessing excellent academic records and research experience.

  • Assistant Professor: A PhD in a discipline relevant to research and education at IISER Pune, with Post-PhD research experience of minimum 3 years in relevant areas and high-quality research publications.
  • Associate Professor: A minimum of 3 years of experience at the level of Assistant Professor with high-quality independent research publications and a consistent teaching record.
  • Professor: A minimum of 4 years experience at the level of Associate Professor with an outstanding record of internationally recognized research publications and an excellent teaching record.


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.

Position Academic Pay Level (7th Pay) Pay DA (@17%) Total (including 24% HRA and Transport Allowance of Rs. 8424)
Professor 14A
Rs. 159100 Rs. 27047 Rs. 232755
Associate Professor 13A2 Rs.139600 Rs. 23732 Rs. 205260
Assistant Professor (Grade I) 12
Rs. 101500 Rs. 17255 Rs. 151539
Assistant Professor (Grade II) 10 Rs. 70900 Rs. 12053 Rs. 108393

Faculty members will also receive a professional development allowance of Rs. 3,00,000/- for a 3-year period for expenses towards participating in national/international conferences, membership fees of professional bodies, contingencies etc.
All government rules regarding reservation will be followed.

Priority research areas

Several Departments have indicated their priority areas for faculty recruitment, as shown below. Notwithstanding anything written below, truly outstanding applications can be considered in all relevant areas at IISER Pune.

Cellular Immunology, Electron Cryomicroscopy/Cryotomography, and Plant Biology

Computational (Inorganic, Physical Organic and Mesoscale Modeling) and Experimental (Bio-inorganic, Natural Product Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Charge/Spin Transport and Spectroscopy at Single Molecular Level) Chemistry

Data Science
Machine and reinforcement learning, Statistical learning, Randomised algorithms, Probabilistic models & Statistical inference, Natural language processing, Deep learning and Interpretable machine learning, Algorithms and theoretical foundations of Data Sciences, Emerging approaches to learning algorithms and tools, Network science,  Computer science, Data structure, Numerical analysis, Signal processing and information theory

Earth and Climate Science
Geophysics (Global seismology; Exploration Geophysics; Computational Geodynamics/Geoscience/Seismology), Geology (Petrology; Structural geology & tectonics; Tectonic geomorphology), Climate & water science (Physical hydrology; Landsurface processes; Air-sea interaction; Cloud physics)

Humanities and Social Sciences
Intellectual history, History of science, Anthropology, and Sociology. Candidates from post-graduate degrees in Management and related professional disciplines need not apply.

Statistics and Theoretical Computer Science

This Department is hiring in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Complex Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Physics, Hard and Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Gravity and High Energy Physics, Materials physics and Device physics. In addition, keen on candidates in these specific areas: Astro-particle physics, Gravitational-waves and Cosmology, Physics of Living systems, Quantum Technology: Information, Simulations, Materials and Metrology, Strongly correlated systems (theory).

Application Procedures

We have an online application system. Applications sent by email or in hard copy are not accepted.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been prepared to aid prospective candidates. Applicants are encouraged to read this document prior to initiating the application process.

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