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Assistant Professor (Quantum Information Theory)
or until filled
School of Physics & Applied Physics-SIUC
College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences-SIUC

The School of Physics and Applied Physics at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, IL ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Theoretical Quantum Computation/Quantum Information Science. The School offers BS and MS in Physics and a Ph. D. in Applied Physics. The School has strong research programs in experimental, theoretical, computational and applied physics, most of which are established through a variety of federal research grants obtained by the faculty. Some of our faculties have won National Science Foundation CAREER awards, and various other prestigious awards. Collectively, faculty have multiple global research collaborations and are recognized internationally for their research work. The educational mission of the school is dedicated towards providing valuable learning experiences for its students as such faculty work very closely with students inside and outside the class room.

The selected candidate is expected to: establish a unique, externally funded research program with 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 school, the college, and the university. The selected candidate is also expected to contribute significantly in establishing a Quantum Information Specialization Track in collaboration with other faculty members in the unit. A competitive startup package will be provided.

PhD (at time of application) in Physics/Applied Physics or related field, with 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 show interest and potential to teach graduate and undergraduate classes across the curriculum.

Required Documents: A complete application packet will consist of

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae with full list of publications;
  • Research statement (3-4 pages) uploaded as document type "other";
  • teaching statement (2 pages) uploaded as document type "other";
  • names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references

All applications must be received through

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 School 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. Prior experience with recruitment and retention efforts, and one or more years of post-doctoral experience are plus factors.



Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Transcripts
Saikat Talapatra

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.