Quantum Science & Engineering, Assistant/Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Multiple Vacancies)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Job Details

Job Title: Quantum Science & Engineering, Assistant/Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Multiple Vacancies)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56090

Florida State University (FSU) is embarking on an ambitious faculty hiring initiative in Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE), recognizing the potential of QSE to revolutionize such sectors as computation, material science, cryptography, and artificial intelligence. The College of Arts and Sciences at FSU and the joint College of Engineering at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and FSU are inviting applications for multiple, open-rank, tenure-track or tenured positions in QSE. Successful applicants will be appointed to a mutually agreed upon department, with joint appointments between departments and colleges being possible. More details can be found at http://quantum.fsu.edu/.


Successful applicants will be expected to develop and nurture research programs that will be internationally recognized, to attract and sustain external funding, to incorporate interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers across campus, and to demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, and excellence in education. Expectations will also include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers, and engaging in college and professional service.


Minimum qualifications include possessing a Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in an appropriate discipline, such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, or Physics, or another field appropriate to the study of quantum science. Additional necessary qualities include evidence of the promise of academic and research excellence that will lead to future distinction.

Applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions must exhibit strong potential in research and a high level of dedication to teaching.

Applicants for senior tenured positions must showcase a stellar record of scholarship and education.

Other Information

FSU has made bold recent investments in QSE, creating an interdisciplinary FSU Quantum Initiative (https://quantum.fsu.edu). The mission of FSU Quantum is to accelerate the discovery of novel quantum phenomena that can impact the design of engineered systems for quantum information processing, communication, sensing, and algorithms, as well as devices and hardware that rely on quantum protocols. In alignment with the FSU Quantum mission, we seek to fill multiple tenure-track or tenured positions in two broadly defined QSE areas:

Quantum Devices: Seeking individuals specializing in quantum devices, hardware, and measurements. Areas of interest encompass quantum materials and devices, quantum optics, advanced spectroscopy, microscopy, and other quantum device fabrication and characterization techniques.

Quantum Theory: Seeking individuals in the domains of quantum information, theory, and computation. Those keen on utilizing and developing cutting-edge theoretical, computational, and architectural techniques relevant to QSE are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info

Any questions about the positions should be directed to quantum-hires@fsu.edu.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

All applicants are required to complete the online application and upload:

  • A cover letter
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A 2-page research statement
  • A 1-page teaching statement
  • In addition, applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email to quantum-hires@fsu.edu to complete the application.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023 and continue until the available positions have been filled.


These are Faculty positions.

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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