Associate or Full Professor of Theoretical or Experimental Quantum Physics

$97,500 - $329,600 yearly
  • Lab of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Nov 02, 2023
Full time Education

Job Description

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. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.