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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 241344-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Partial Remote
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. As part of the initiative there is a new position vacancy in the Departments of Physics (PVL 241344), and two recently filled in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. It is anticipated that the successful candidate in physics will develop strong collaborations with the existing quantum research at UW Madison, within the Wisconsin Quantum Institute and the HQAN and Q-Next quantum centers, as well as with other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

The department of Physics has strong experimental and theoretical programs in qubit devices based on neutral atoms,
quantum dots, and superconductors, as well as related areas of quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum sensors, and
quantum information theory. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related
research groups.

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.

Principal Duties:

The candidate will be expected to perform teaching, service duties, and continued high-impact scholarly research in the
Department of Physics. Undergraduate and graduate classroom teaching and individual instruction as well as supervision of
graduate thesis research will also be required. Professional and university service is required as appropriate.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Physics, with specialization in theoretical or experimental quantum science, or closely related scientific field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Tenure-track candidates are required to have a minimum of 3 years post doctoral research experience in theoretical or experimental quantum information science.

Tenure candidates must possess extensive experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation and world-class research accomplishments in theoretical or experimental quantum information science broadly interpreted as research in foundations and applications of quantum mechanical phenomena to information processing, computation, simulation, metrology, or sensing. Applicants with focused experience drawing from a range of subfields including atomic, optical, condensed matter, and information theory will all be given full consideration. In addition, the candidate must possess credentials which meet the requirements for full or associate professor with tenure as determined by the Committee of the Physical Sciences Division.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online at; search for position 241344 and click on "Apply Now". Applicants must upload the following:
-Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
-CV with publications
-One document that contains both: Research Statement and Teaching Statement
Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; these references will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 15, 2021, however the position will remain open and application may be considered until the position is filled.


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. )

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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