Chapman University, Institute for Quantum Studies

Position ID:Chapman University-Institute for Quantum Studies-S23IQSPD [#23047]
Position Title: Experimental Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Orange, California 92867, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/10/03, finished 2023/01/30)
Position Description:    

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The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University invites applications for experimental postdoctoral researchers in quantum optics and/or optics. Successful applicants must show a strong publication record and expertise in experimental optics, quantum optics or atomic physics. The applicant will be expected to work independently, write grants and reports, and develop new research topics. 

The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages those with identities that have historically been underrepresented or excluded from STEM to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at

The appointments will begin in 2023 for one year with up to two years of extension contingent on performance. Fellows joining our community are offered a competitive annual salary of $65,000 plus benefits.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. The university is a nationally ranked R2 research institution with a commitment to excellence through world-class research and innovative teaching. Science and engineering programs at Chapman are growing rapidly and are now housed in the Keck Center for Science and Engineering. More information is available here:


Postdoctoral Fellows must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent of a doctoral degree by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. The doctorate or equivalent must have been awarded within the last five years and candidate must not have exceeded five years of prior postdoctoral experience.


It is expected that the research fellow will help design, build and test experimental systems, write grants and reports, integrate software and hardware for measurement and data analysis, run the laboratory when the PI is gone, and train PhD and undergraduate research students.  The fellow is expected to have a strong background in quantum theory and experimental optics.  The fellow must be fluent and proficient in both verbal and written English. 

Contact Information

Candidates should submit the following electronically via Academic Jobs Online:
•          cover letter
•          curriculum vitae
•          research statement
•          Chapman employment application, please download a copy here:
•          names and contact information for three references (letters are requested only from short-listed candidates)

File review will commence immediately upon receipt of the application and will continue until the positions are filled. 

Questions can be addressed to the principal investigator, Prof. John Howell:   

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is contingent upon final budget approval.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1 University Dr., Orange CA 92867