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Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Instructional

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Professor of Quantum Science and Engineering - Cluster Hire

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or closely related field, with research expertise in quantum materials synthesis.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing a world-class research program, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring. Preference is to hire at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptionally well-qualified candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level may be considered. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor must possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

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Position Summary:

This position is part of a campus-wide cluster initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. As part of the initiative there are new position vacancies in the Departments of Physics (PVL 96089), Electrical & Computer Engineering (96215), and this position in Materials Science & Engineering (96210). It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop strong collaborations with existing quantum research at UW Madison, as well as with other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers.

The position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is at the tenure-track level. We seek a faculty candidate to build a research program on synthesis of quantum materials. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in topics that include, but are not necessarily limited to, creating individually addressable electronic-state-defects (e.g. N-V centers in diamond, SiC), novel topological insulator materials, semiconductor heterostructures exhibiting quantum effects, edge states in two-dimensional materials, and other emerging directions. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate campus-wide with ongoing efforts in these and related areas in order to advance the materials basis for quantum science and technologies, including practical future quantum computing systems.
Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidates qualifications and interests. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

Additional Information:



Cynthia Rothwell
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online. Click on "Apply Now".  Applicants must upload the following:

-Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
-CV with complete list of publications
-One document that contains both:
Research Statement and
Teaching Statement

Please also request three reference letters be submitted directly by the referees to before the deadline.
The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and application may be condidered until the position is filled.

The department is strongly committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from traditionally under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we promote diversity and inclusion for all faculty, staff and students and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applications for this position must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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