University of Southern California, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:USC-Physics and Astronomy-APEQIS [#25797]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Experimental Quantum Information Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Los Angeles, California 90089, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter, Experimental Physics, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Sensing
Appl Deadline:2023/11/13 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/19, finished 2024/03/15, listed until 2023/11/13)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in (a) experimental condensed matter physics, or (b) experimental atomic, molecular, or optical physics. The successful candidate will build an active research program in quantum information science, with quantum computing, quantum error correction, quantum sensing, and related areas as our priority. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in experimental physics or a related field and have demonstrated their ability to conduct innovative and independent research. The anticipated start date is Fall of 2024.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter describing research interests related to the position, (3) a statement of current research activities and future projects, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and approach, (5) a statement about the candidate’s vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds. The names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation will be requested online. The search committee will start reviewing applications after Monday, 13 November 2023 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Southern California is leading a major 10-year initiative to push the Frontiers of Computing, including the expansion of quantum information science. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is highly collaborative and provides a vibrant intellectual home for outstanding research and teaching. We are committed to supporting the family needs of faculty and encourage candidates from non-traditional career paths. The Department also offers flexibility in appointment start date. Candidates at any early career stage are encouraged to apply.

The annual base salary range for this position is $109,250–$115,300. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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