Cornell University, LASSP/Physics

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Position ID:Cornell-LASSP-TTQP [#26446, WDR-00041079]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor of Theoretical or Experimental Quantum Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Quantum Devices and Sensing, Cold Atoms and Molecules, Quantum Materials, Quantum Physics, Quantum Information Processing and Communication
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Salary Range:$97,500 - $329,600 (Actual salary offers in the College of A&S will be based on education, experience, discipline & relevant skills)
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/30, finished 2024/05/18, listed until 2024/04/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Physics Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the associate or full professor level in research areas relating to quantum physics, beginning July 1, 2024 at the earliest. Relevant areas include (but are not limited to) quantum information processing and communication, cold atoms and molecules, quantum materials, quantum devices and sensing, in either theory or experiment. 

We seek candidates who are internationally recognized leaders in their discipline(s) with a track record of high scientific impact, research excellence, technical ability, and breadth and originality. Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching, mentoring graduate students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral researchers; and with potential to enrich the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants should currently hold a tenure-track position (or equivalent) at their institution. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. 

Applications should be made at and should include: curriculum vitae, publication list, research statement, and a teaching/mentoring statement. We also ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials. 

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation. The research statement should include a summary of prior work and a proposal for future work. It should explain the importance of the candidate’s research, disambiguate their role in multi-author publications, and present both a short-term and long-term vision. The teaching/mentoring statement should give an account of prior teaching and mentoring experience and describe the candidate’s approach, philosophy, and ambitions. 

The target start date for the appointment is July 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the application submission or position can be directed to Bethany Dixon ( 

Pay Range: 

$97,500 - $329,600 
Actual salary offers in the College of Arts and Sciences will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills. 

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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