University of Nebraska - Lincoln, BPAC Business Center

Position ID:University of Nebraska - Lincoln-BPAC Business Center-ASSTPROFQMT [#23621, F_230047]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Physics - Quantum Materials and Technologies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lincoln, Nebraska 68588, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Quantum Science, Quantum Technology
Appl Deadline:2023/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/03/28, finished 2023/09/18, listed until 2023/05/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the field of Quantum Materials and Technologies (QMT). UNL is Nebraska’s flagship land-grant university. It falls into the R1 Carnegie classification of Doctoral Universities with the highest research activity. As Nebraska’s capital, the city of Lincoln provides high-quality amenities and infrastructure at a relatively low cost of living.

The vacant position complements a previous interdepartmental QMT cluster hire and manifests UNL’s aspiring efforts in the field of Quantum Science and Engineering, one of UNL’s eight institutionally-supported grand challenge themes. The QMT initiative builds upon expertise gathered within eighteen years of NSF support for UNL’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and more than two decades of support of nanomaterials science through core facilities within the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience and the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility, one of sixteen NSF-funded sites establishing the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure.

The experimental QMT position is designed to strengthen quantum materials science in the condensed matter and materials group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, while actively fostering interdisciplinary research within Nebraska’s NSF-funded EPSCoR-RII Track-1 Center for Emergent Quantum Materials and Technologies.

The ideal candidate contributes with cutting-edge experimental work which bridges research between at least two of the three focus research groups (FRGs) of the center. The enhancement of synergy between FRG 1’s work on quantum materials and FRG 2’s work on quantum technologies is the primary objective.

We seek an individual with a broader interest in the interdisciplinary field of quantum information science. The candidate is expected to efficiently contribute to UNL’s collaborative research programs, notably the EPSCoR Center on Emergent Quantum Materials and Technologies. The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline; a strong track record of scholarly activity; and the potential for developing a high-impact, externally-funded experimental research program. Candidates must have demonstrated collaborative research experience. They will demonstrate a strong interest in teaching physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in developing an interdisciplinary curriculum which enables UNL’s students to obtain a certificate in quantum information science.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. For consideration, applicants must complete the online Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at, requisition F_230047. Applicants will be required to attach a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of research (up to four pages) and teaching interests (up to two pages), and the contact information for at least three references. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to Kelcey Gabriel,, or Search Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theodore Jorgensen Hall, Rm. 208, Lincoln, NE 68588-0299.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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Contact: Kelcey Gabriel
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Jorgensen Hall
855 N 16th St
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