Associate or Full Professor of Quantum Information Science
West Lafayette, IN
Job posting number: #7155255
Posted: June 9, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Summary
The Departments of Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applications for multiple faculty positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS) to begin August 2023. These positions will be associate/full professor level appointments. When appropriate, successful candidates may be considered for joint appointments across the College.
Quantum Information Science is at the frontier of several traditional research disciplines including condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, information theory, pure and applied mathematics, computer science, and chemistry. QIS strives to harness the defining quantum mechanical properties of superposition and entanglement to provide breakthrough advances for computing, secure communications, and novel device functionalities. As such, our QIS initiative is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics.
The College of Science is Purdue’s second-largest college, comprising the physical, computing, and life sciences. These new faculty positions come at a time when the College leadership has committed to significant investment in QIS. The College of Science is especially seeking to enhance our existing strengths in research at the interface of Chemistry and Physics in tandem with Computer Science and Mathematics through strategic hiring of creative scientists to be part of the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment at Purdue University.
Successful candidates will display potential to build a comprehensive program in one of the following areas: experimental or theoretical quantum computing, novel experimental probes of quantum matter, synthesis of quantum materials, quantum sensing, or quantum communication. Candidates with expertise in quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms, optimization of quantum/classical compute resources, quantum topology, quantum algebra, and applied mathematics are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a PhD in physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics or other closely related field, with outstanding credentials that demonstrate potential to develop a vibrant independent research program, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vital and sustainable research program supported by extramural funding and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.