Stony Brook University, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Position ID:SBU-C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics-APROF24QIS [#26324]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Tenure Track in Quantum Information Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Quantum Information, Quantum Information Science, quantum information/computation
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup
Position Description:    

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The C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Stony Brook University (  seeks applications for one tenure track Assistant Professor position in quantum information science, with a start date of September 1, 2024.

The person holding this position will report to the Director of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in independently funded research characterized by creativity and vision, and in mentorship and educational training with a commitment to inclusivity.

This faculty member will perform research on topics of the member’s choice in quantum information science, broadly defined, possibly in addition to other topics in theoretical physics. The faculty member may collaborate with any other members of the YITP and Department of Physics and Astronomy with shared interests, as well as with peers at other educational institutes and research laboratories.

The faculty member will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and will be expected to encourage and participate in the research and mentorship of a diverse body of graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The faculty member will also participate in departmental, university and professional service.


Required Qualifications:

PhD degree or foreign equivalent in theoretical physics or closely related field, with an established record of outstanding independent research, including experience in the broad area of quantum information science-- including, but not limited to, various approaches of quantum computation and information processing, quantum information theory interfacing with many-body physics, complexity and other theoretical physics, quantum error correction and mitigation, quantum simulations and algorithms that advance quantum advantage.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ability to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the Institute, Department and University, as illustrated, for example, by experience working with a diverse student body.

Application Instructions:

To receive full consideration applications should be submitted by November 20, 2023. Materials will be accepted until closing date, Dec. 31, 2023. Candidates should upload:

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About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

About the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics

Established in 1966, the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) has been a leading center for research in theoretical physics since that time. All YITP faculty members are also members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook, and count among their number the permanent physics faculty of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. Research fields currently represented at the YITP include, but are not limited to, quantum field theory, string theory, particle theory, cosmology, quantum information, condensed matter and statistical mechanics. The mission of the YITP is the advancement of knowledge through research, mentorship and training. YITP faculty members teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, and often participate in outreach. The Institute has a tradition of collaboration with the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Mathematics and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook, and with Brookhaven National Laboratory, and has many contacts to research centers worldwide.

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