Northwestern University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position ID:Northwestern University-Electrical and Computer Engineering-ASSTPROF [#20358]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Quantum Information
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / All areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/06, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2021/12/31)
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University is seeking outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of quantum information at a world-class university. Northwestern is a leading R1 university comprising a number of highly ranked schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located in Evanston, on the shores of lake Michigan, just outside the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Chicago, Northwestern offers close proximity and active collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. The Northwestern ECE department nurtures a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture with a dedication to excellence in both research and teaching.

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Applicants must have completed, or will have completed by the start date, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or a closely related field, and have demonstrated excellence in experimental research within the broad area of quantum information. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum communication, quantum computation, and quantum sensing. A candidate with substantial accomplishments in post-graduate research will be considered for appointment as a tenure-track Associate Professor without tenure. Under exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be considered for appointment as an Associate Professor with tenure; in that case, additional supporting material commensurate with the tenure process at Northwestern University may be required and will be sought separately after initial review of the application and interview with the candidate.

The candidate is expected to teach typically one course per academic quarter, and carry out robust research activities. In addition, the candidate is expected to serve on various departmental committees as a member of the faculty. Ideally, the start date would be September 1, 2022. However, the start date is negotiable under unusual circumstances.

Applicants must apply online and upload the following mandatory materials: • A cover letter • A Curriculum Vitae • Contact information for five reference letters • A statement of research plan • A statement of teaching philosophy

In addition, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to upload the following materials as separate pdf files:

• Diversity Statement: A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. • Teaching Recommendation Letter: An additional letter of recommendation that specifically addresses demonstrated or potential ability for effective classroom instruction.

Please submit applications online here: For more information about the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, visit our website at Questions about the position may be sent to the search committee chair, Professor Selim Shahriar ( The review of applications will commence on December 31, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States, but the University will consider applicants who require sponsorship for employment visa status. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at

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