Assistant Professor (Quantum Computation and Information Science)

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Science, Department of Physics, College of Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, IL invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Science. This is a theory position. The department of Physics at SIU offers BS and MS in Physics and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics. The selected candidate is expected to: establish a unique, externally funded research program with a key focus of engaging undergraduate and graduate students in cutting edge research and scholarly activities; be a dedicated educator with strong commitment to exceptional teaching; contribute positively to the service missions of the department, the college, and the university. A competitive startup package will be provided.

Qualifications: Ph.D. at the time of application in Physics/Applied Physics or related field (one or more years of post-doctoral experience is a plus factor), with a focus in quantum computing and/or quantum information. Applicants must show strong evidence of scholarly activities through substantial publications in high impact journals and must demonstrate interest and potential to teach graduate and undergraduate classes across the curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with a concentration in quantum error prevention, simulating quantum systems with quantum systems and/or a closely related field. The department values interdisciplinary research, and as such it is a plus factor for candidates to show interest and promise for building and sustaining long term research collaboration across several disciplines.
Starting Date: August 16, 2020.
Application Deadline: October 25, 2019, or until filled.
Application Procedure: A complete application packet will consist of (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae with full list of publications; (3) research statement (4-5 pages); (4) teaching statement (2 pages); and (5) names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. Submit the completed application to:
Ms. Jodi Lyn Miley
c/o Quantum Computation and Information Science Search Committee
Department of Physics
Neckers 483 - Mail Code 4401
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1245 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Electronic submission of application materials (preferably as a single PDF file) to is preferred.