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UCLA Samueli Faculty Position in Quantum Science and Engineering
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07922

The Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for all levels but hiring at the level of assistant professor is preferred.

The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated track record in, or show exceptional promise for exceptional and innovative research, excellence in teaching, professional service, and as well as commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Applicants must have an earned PhD in any related discipline in quantum science and engineering, (e. g, Electrical and Computer Engineering, computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Physics) at date of hire. Beyond the traditional departments, the School will consider applications in all areas of research associated with Quantum Science and Engineering, as well as emerging cross-disciplinary areas, we are particularly interested in the following areas:

▪ Quantum physics, materials, devices, engineering, and systems
▪ Semiconductor and solid-state materials and devices, and fabrication technologies
▪ Quantum sensing, quantum internet and networking, computing, and systems
▪ Computing architecture, methods, algorithms, and quantum error correction schemes.
▪ New directions and approaches for qubits and scalable quantum systems

To help with the evaluation, we would like all candidates to indicate interest/expertise in up to three (3) topical areas specified, both in your cover letter and within the application portal.

Application packages should be submitted online through and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interest, 3) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, 4) statement of teaching interest, 5) a cover letter. 3-5 references are required (contact information only), and 6) reference check authorization release form .
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position(s) are filled.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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