The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental quantum optics or atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics starting Fall 2018. The faculty in LSU’s Quantum Science and Technology (QST) group include Thomas Corbitt, Jonathan Dowling, Hwang Lee, Ravi Rau, Georgios Veronis, and Mark M. Wilde. The group carries out an active research program in quantum optics theory, as well as the quantum optics experimental activity of Corbitt. The QST group forms half of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, with the other half comprising the experimental and theoretical general relativity group, whose faculty members include Ivan Agullo, Thomas Corbitt, Peter Diener, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela Gonzalez, Warren Johnson, Robert O'Connell, Jorge Pullin, and Parampreet Singh. The experimental component is largely part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, with an extensive presence at the LIGO Livingston Observatory situated 24 miles from campus. LSU also hosts a theoretical attosecond theory group including Mette Gaarde and Ken Schafer.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at LSU has strong research efforts in particle physics, including nuclear and neutrino physics, space physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics, and astronomy and astrophysics.
Responsibilities: Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervise graduate students' research and dissertations; establish a vigorous research program in experimental quantum optics or AMO physics; and service to the university.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Physics or a related field (A.B.D. candidates considered but must have PhD by May 2018)
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates working on novel technologies for quantum communication, optical quantum information processing, and quantum optical metrology.