University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Physics

Position ID:University of Texas at Dallas-Department of Physics-ORF [#26413]
Position Title: Open Rank Faculty position in Experimental Quantum Information Science and Technology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Richardson, Texas 75080, United States
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Information
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/10/26)
Position Description:    

Position Description

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Experimental Quantum Information Science and Technology, with an emphasis on interfaces with Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) quantum systems. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, depending on the candidate's qualifications. Our department is actively engaged in cutting-edge research across a wide spectrum of fields, including AMO Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Space Sciences, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information Science, and Biophysics. We are especially interested in candidates specializing in Experimental Quantum Information Science and Technology who can foster collaborations with our existing experimental and theoretical AMO research groups at UTD. A successful candidate is expected to establish a strong research group and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment commences for the fall 2024 semester.


Minimum Education and Experience: A PhD or equivalent in Physics or a related discipline is required prior to employment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates able to produce research and scholarly or creative achievements that enhance the program and the discipline, and able to deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

The Department/Program/School

The Department of Physics occupies UT Dallas' new, ~190K square feet Sciences Building in the heart of the campus. The university has multiple state-of-the-art core facilities including a research cleanroom (, and direct access to The Texas Advanced Computing Center (

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload the following via the online application: • Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position. • Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences. • Research statement describing past, present, and future research, including how they mentor (or will mentor) student researchers and foster (or will foster) collaborative research environments. • Three representative publications; and • Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.

Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 1, 2023. Reviews will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on July 1, 2024.

The University and Community

UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66% of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report). UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence. The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout the campus. There are several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) comprised of individuals who share common interests to help build community among UT Dallas faculty and staff (e.g., Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG, UT Dallas Young Professionals). Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

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