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Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Physics

University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell
Closing date
Jun 23, 2021

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Job no: 507645
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Applications Open: Mar 19 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Positions:

The Department of Physics and Applied Physics at University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure track position in theoretical quantum information and condensed matter starting September 2021.

We are seeking to expand our growing research presence in theoretical and computational quantum physics, with multidisciplinary emphasis on quantum computing and quantum information theory, engineered quantum materials and condensed matter, quantum sensing and metrology, as well as quantum photonics and communications. Candidates outside these areas with exceptional track records, who could enhance or complement other departmental research areas in the quantum domain, including cosmology and nuclear astrophysics, will also be considered.

We expect to hire faculty at the level of Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates at higher ranks would be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to setup an externally funded, world-class research program synergistic with other programs in the Department, which directly involve graduate and undergraduate students, and have a strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

UMass Lowell is a tier-1 research university located 25 miles northwest of Boston, with an international reputation in science and engineering, committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. With a campus-wide strategic plan to position UMass Lowell as a world-class institution, we aggressively seek a diverse talented candidate pool to further our mission.

The Department of Physics and Applied Physics currently has 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 6 full-time teaching faculty members, with roughly 100 BS, 20 MS and 60 PhD students in our physics programs, and annual research expenditures over $11M. More information about our department is available at

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must have an earned doctorate in physics or related field with a strong record of academic research and demonstrated teaching potential

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on Apr 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Publication List
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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