Boston University, Department of Physics

Position ID:BU-Physics-ASTP [#25531]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Condensed Matter, Quantum Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/01, listed until 2024/03/01)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter and Quantum Physics beginning in July 2024. BU is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: superconducting quantum devices and circuits, quantum sensing, AMO physics,  molecular/defect qubits, and low-dimensional quantum materials (growth and/or characterization). Top candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, have experience with inclusive pedagogy, and be expected to contribute to curriculum development, teaching, and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  

This search is part of a multi-year, interdisciplinary quantum science and engineering hiring initiative at BU. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, will be expected to establish an outstanding research program, and be an effective teacher and mentor in the undergraduate and graduate instructional programs of the Physics Department. Information about the department and its research activities can be found at the website ;

Applications should be submitted to  Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of research interests (3 pages), teaching interests (2 page), and experience with diversity, inclusion, equity, and outreach (2 page). Candidates should arrange for at least three confidential letters of reference to be submitted through that website. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Academic Administrator Robyn Kinch (, Department of Physics. Boston University and the Physics Department are committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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590 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 255
Boston MA 02215