Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Duke University

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Position ID:Duke-Office of the Vice Provost for Research-QUANFAC [#8135]
Position Title: Quantum Sciences and Technology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Quantitative Sciences / Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2016/12/31 finished (posted 2016/10/01, finished 2017/07/02, listed until 2017/03/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

As part of a new collaborative research initiative in quantum sciences and technology, Duke University’s Quantitative Initiative, the Department of Physics, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks up to three exceptional, collaborative, and creative scientists and engineers to join its faculty in tenured/tenure-track positions. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for a Chaired Professorship position. We invite applications from researchers with an outstanding track record in the fundamental research and/or technology developments related to quantum sciences broadly defined.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in an experimental or quantitative discipline. Applications in all areas of quantum sciences and technology are encouraged. We are particularly interested in scientists and engineers working in one or more of the following areas: (1) experimental AMO or condensed matter physics relevant to quantum sciences (2) technology development relevant to quantum information sciences, or (3) quantitative analyses of complex quantum systems, quantum algorithms or applications.

We strongly encourage applications from scientists with a demonstrated interest in collaborative research. Successful candidates will synergize with existing strengths at Duke in engineering, physics, materials science, computer science, mathematics and chemistry. Secondary appointments, joint appointments, or affiliations may be arranged with relevant departments, schools and centers on campus as appropriate. The collaborative nature of the new initiative will provide successful candidates with access to exceptional resources on campus, such as shared fabrication facility, collaborative workspace, computing infrastructure, and other strong multidisciplinary partnerships in materials, photonics, and information sciences. Duke University is committed to identifying excellent candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Interested applicants should submit materials (cover letter, CV, description of research plans and statement of teaching), and list of three or more references at Further inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jungsang Kim (, Prof. Warren Warren (, or Prof. David Smith ( All applications received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration, but the review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Additional information may be requested as part of the evaluation process.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Box 104010
2200 W. Main Street, Suite 710
Durham, NC 27705

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