Assistant Professor – tenure-track (Theoretical Quantum Physics, Information and Technology) | Louisiana State University


Posted: 15-Nov-22

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Type: Full Time


Academia, Research Laboratory

Job Function:

Professor / Faculty

Technical Division:

Quantum Optical Science and Technology (OQ)

Years of Experience:


Internal Number: R00074611

Job Description:

The College and Science and the Department of Physics and Astronomy seek to appoint an outstanding academic researcher and educator at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Theoretical Quantum Physics, Information and Technology. We welcome applicants with a track record of research on the theory of open quantum systems in atomic, optical or solid-state platforms, or quantum theory, design and modeling for quantum computing, sensing and technology. The candidate’s research should complement and enhance the activities of the Quantum Science and Technologies group ( and the Hearne Institute of Theoretical Physics ( The appointed candidate will be expected to provide effective teaching of the physics curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels, and to lead a vigorous research program funded by external grants with high visibility including mentoring young scientists (undergraduates, PhD students, and Post Docs). The successful candidate will join the faculty affiliated with the Hearne Institute of Theoretical Physics.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University (LSU) is a friendly, dynamic, innovative, and inclusive department on the beautiful campus of LSU in Baton Rouge with modern teaching and research facilities. Our faculty and students carry out internationally leading research in Astrophysics, Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics, Condensed Matter Physics of Quantum Materials, Gravitational Physics and General Relativity, Nuclear and Particle Physics. The Hearne Institute of Theoretical Physics spans the subfields of Astrophysics and Cosmology, Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Gravity and General Relativity and the Quantum Physics of Matter, Fields and Information Science. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is part of the College of Sciences, and is also affiliated with the Center for Computational Technologies, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary research with members of the faculties of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics.

Responsibilities: 100% – Teach of physics curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels; establish a vigorous research program funded by external grants with high visibility including mentoring young scientists (undergraduates, PhD students, and Post Docs). 

Minimum qualifications: PhD in physics or a related field

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Attach ALL documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. The candidate is asked to submit a curriculum vitae, their research plan and their teaching methodology, including mentoring, diversity, equity and inclusion statements, and the names and contact information of three references.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022

Posting Date:

November 14, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N): 

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ([email protected]).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed [email protected]

About Louisiana State University

LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. In 2014, for the seventh consecutive year, LSU was ranked in the first tier of “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land, sea, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of nearly 35,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees.

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