Tenure or Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor - Quantum
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Salary: $100,000 - $150,000 (DOE)
Academia, Research Laboratory
Professor / Faculty
Years of Experience:
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona invites outstanding applicants for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position at an Assistant/Associate Professor level to advance the ECE Department research activities in experimental quantum information science and engineering (QISE). Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position start date is August 2023.
Candidates in experimental QISE research are particularly encouraged to apply. The specific areas of interest include but are not limited to quantum communications, quantum networking, quantum sensing, photonic quantum information processing, quantum interconnects, intermediate-scale and large-scale quantum processors, quantum repeaters, quantum nanophotonics and silicon photonics, quantum machine learning, and quantum security.
Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary research faculty team to work on quantum communications, computing, and sensing.
The ECE is a partner in two newly established National Quantum Centers: a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center — the Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) hosted at the University of Arizona, and a Department of Energy Center for Superconducting Materials and Systems (SQMS Center) led by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The new faculty member will develop and maintain a vigorous, nationally-recognized, and externally funded research program; contribute to an academic environment that nurtures collaboration and participation in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these, and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. In particular, the department has several experts in quantum information, quantum communications, quantum computing, quantum error correction, and quantum networking, who work closely with peers in the department, the College of Optical Sciences, and other departments on a variety of problems. Successful candidate will integrate with this ecosystem, enhance the research endeavors, and contribute to promoting diversity on campus. The candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses related to their expertise, as well as develop and teach new courses that complement the courses already existing on campus. The College of Optical Sciences has an ongoing MS program with a specialization in Quantum Information Science and Engineering, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be launching an MEng program with a quantum focus in academic year 2023-24. The candidate will enjoy the benefits of the extensive faculty mentoring program of the university, college, and the department.
The ECE Department at the University of Arizona offers an innovative and inclusive environment with excellent collaboration opportunities in cybersecurity, networking, wireless communications, quantum information processing, coding and information theory, machine learning, autonomous systems and robotics, embedded systems, computer architecture, as well as in biomedical technologies, optics, photonics, software engineering, and cloud/distributed computing.
Annual research expenditure for the department exceeds $5.5 million. More than a third of the faculty members are fellows in their respective professional societies. A distinguishing feature of the Department is its entrepreneurial spirit. Faculty members have founded or cofounded 14 active startup companies.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong research program.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
Cultivate collaboration across the College, the University, and the professional community.
Contribute to mentoring students, including those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
The successful candidate is also expected to participate in outreach activities and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these, and other ways, the faculty member will help develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with the community and business partners.
Other duties may be assigned.
Ph.D. degree at the time of hire in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline and must provide education credentials during the offer discussions.
No experience beyond the Ph.D. is required for Appointment at Assistant Rank.
Four years of experience beyond the Ph.D. are required for Appointment at the Associate Rank.
About Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona
At the University of Arizona's department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), world-renowned professors conduct research that fuels Arizona’s leadership in technology and addresses the nation’s grand challenges for engineering.
With over 30 faculty members, we are the largest department in the College of Engineering, and we are consistently ranked among the top electrical and engineering departments by U.S. News College rankings.
ECE offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering with emphasis areas that allow students to tailor their studies toward specific interests.