Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Experimental Physics/Quantum Information Science and Technolog | Stony Brook University

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Experimental Physics/Quantum Information Science and Technology

Location: Stony Brook, NY
Open Date: Nov 18, 2021
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in experimental physics within the area of Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST).

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, have postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of research leadership in a QIST-relevant experimental physics research area.

Faculty are expected to engage in independently funded research characterized by creativity and vision, with commitment to the teaching missions of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, including our soon to be launched Master of Science in QIST.

Existing research efforts in the Department include ultracold atoms and quantum gases, ultrafast dynamics of molecules and materials, photonic quantum devices, quantum optics, quantum communication and entanglement distribution, and quantum materials. The successful applicant will complement and expand on our efforts in these areas.

We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in experimental quantum networking using ion systems or photonic nano-systems, quantum cryptography, and/or long distance entanglement distribution.

The programs in physics at Stony Brook are characterized by highly ranked faculty, excellent students, and close affiliation with experimental and theoretical research centers of international reputation, including the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Institute for Advanced Computational Science, the Flatiron Institute and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

We would be especially interested in receiving applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics or closely related field and a record of research related to Quantum Information Technology Science and Technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Additional Postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated record of research leadership in in a QIST-relevant experimental physics research area.

Application Instructions
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Applications will be made through the Interfolio web service (Position 86263). They should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of up to three recent papers, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and affiliations of at least three references. The candidate should use the options provided at the Interfolio website to request the letters of references. The review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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