The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) – Experimental and Theoretical Qu...

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The Department of Physics invites applications for one or more full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Quantum Information Science (QIS), including both theory and experiment. QIS is strongly supported at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a $15M investment in the new Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology center (IQUIST), a $100M state investment in a new quantum research center, and multiple faculty hires in Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. Physicists from all subfields of QIS—including computation, communication, materials, sensing, and fundamental and applied science—and working with various platforms (e.g., solid state and AMO) are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University commitment to diversity, please visit:

Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required, along with the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to conduct a vibrant, cutting-edge research program. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualification.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at .

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at: and upload names and addresses of four references, a curriculum vitae, publication list, summary of research interests and accomplishments, statement of teaching interests and experience, and statement on diversity. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Please contact Margie Gamel at 217-333-3762 or [email protected] for further inquiries or questions. . Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. Applications will be evaluated as received. Applications received after that date may be considered until the positions are filled.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program, a strong commitment to work–life balance, and many family friendly programs (

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Engineering Category:1-Faculty Title:The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) – Experimental and Theoretical Quantum Information Science – Department of Physics (104120) Open Date:10/15/2018 Organization Name:Physics




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Posted: 1/4/2019
Application Due: 8/4/2020
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