City University of New York, Advanced Science Research Center

Position ID:CUNY-ASRC-FACULTY [#20139, 22922]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Photonics - Advanced Science Research Center
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10031, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: photonics / Optics
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/10/19, finished 2022/10/01)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Photonics - Advanced Science Research Center

Overview of Position:

The Photonics Initiative of the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track faculty member to join in Fall 2022.

The Graduate Center is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at CUNY, the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives.

The ASRC builds upon the University's rich past to become a national leader in visionary scientific research, addressing critical societal challenges. Drawing from its expertise concentrated in the fields of Photonics, Nanoscience, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences, the ASRC fosters the development of a university-wide research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY's colleges across the five boroughs. This state-of-the-art facility houses a staff of scientists chosen for their exceptional leadership in interdisciplinary research. Intrinsic to the mission of the ASRC is its capacity to break down the barriers currently separating disparate, but increasingly inter-related, disciplines of basic and applied research.

The ASRC’s Photonics Initiative has established itself as a leading optics and photonics research center in New York City, nationwide and internationally. The Photonics Initiative has over 40 active researchers and two established core user facilities in Nanophotonics and in radio frequency (RF) and millimeter waves, with a broad range of users from across CUNY, other academic institutions, and industry. We seek an outstanding scientist with strong record of significant research accomplishments in one or more of the following fields: nanophotonics, plasmonics, nano-optics, quantum optics, optomechanics, terahertz technology, ultrafast spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, electromagnetic theory and applications, metamaterials, biophotonics, and other fields broadly related to photonics and electromagnetics.

The successful candidate will engage in research, teaching and mentorship of students and laboratory members; make key contributions to shape the ASRC's cross-disciplinary program and develop educational programming at CUNY; and initiate new interdisciplinary collaborative projects and activities across CUNY and other research institutions.

This position reports to the Photonics Initiative Director.


For Assistant or Associate Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in a photonics related area, demonstrated achievements in research and scholarship, and a commitment to conducting high-impact scientific research adopting interdisciplinary approaches. We encourage applications from candidates with a collaborative spirit, an innovative research plan that complements current Photonics Initiative efforts, and facility with a wide range of experimental and other approaches to tackle fundamental questions in photonics.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

To apply, applicants should upload:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover Letter (2 page maximum) - Summarize your research accomplishments and your interest in and fit for the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY ASRC, including your interests and approaches to interdisciplinary research

3) Research Statement (3 page maximum) - Describe your previous, current, and proposed future research

4) Teaching, Mentoring, and Service Statement (3 page maximum) - Describe your past, present and proposed future role(s) in teaching and mentoring

5) Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Describe your past, present and proposed future contributions to DEI, which may include a variety of experiences and perspectives, commitments and action-based experiences that promote DEI, formal and informal activities, and future aspirations and plans for the faculty role.

6) Three (3) professional references (name, title, organization and contact information, preferably an email address)

Please upload all documents in PDF format.

If you have already applied for the position through CUNYfirst, please do not submit a second application on Academic Jobs Online.

Closing date:

Open until filled

Equal Employment Opporutunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  EO/AA Employer.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031