As part of a cluster initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison we seek to fill three faculty positions, one each in the departments of Physics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering. It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop strong collaborations with existing quantum research at UW Madison, as well as with the other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative
The position in the Department of Physics (Ph.D. in physics with specialization in theoretical or experimental quantum science or related scientific field required) will be a tenured appointment at the associate or full professor level. The Department of Physics has strong experimental and theoretical programs in qubit devices based on neutral atoms, quantum dots, and superconductors, as well as related areas of quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum sensors, and quantum information theory. Candidates are sought who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related research groups. Candidate must possess extensive experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation and world-class research accomplishments in theoretical or experimental quantum information science broadly interpreted as research in foundations and applications of quantum mechanical phenomena to information processing, computation, simulation, metrology, or sensing. Applicants with focused experience drawing from a range of subfields including atomic, optical, condensed matter, and information theory will all be given full consideration. In addition, the candidate must possess credentials which meet the requirements for full or associate professor with tenure as determined by the Committee of the Physical Sciences Division.)
The position in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) (Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering or closely related field, with research expertise in quantum systems engineering required) will be a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level for a candidate with expertise in Quantum Systems Engineering. Candidates are sought with expertise in topics that include, but are not necessarily limited to, quantum algorithms, quantum system design, quantum circuits, error correction codes, computer-aided design tools, and system software for quantum architectures. The candidate would collaborate campus-wide with ongoing efforts in these and related areas in order to successfully advance the design and architecture of practical future quantum computing systems.
The position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) (Ph.D. in materials science and engineering or closely related field, with research expertise in quantum materials synthesis required) will be a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level for a candidate who will build a research program on synthesis of quantum materials. Candidates are sought with expertise in topics that include, but are not necessarily limited to, creating individually addressable electronic-state-defects (e.g. N-V centers in diamond, SiC), novel topological insulator materials, semiconductor heterostructures exhibiting quantum effects, edge states in two-dimensional materials, and other emerging directions. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate campus-wide with ongoing efforts in these and related areas in order to advance the materials basis for quantum science and technologies, including practical future quantum computing systems.
The hired faculty members will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research, teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate level, and perform service as appropriate to rank
For application procedures and further information see position vacancy listings 96089, 96210, 96215 at jobs.wisc.edu. The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2018 for ECE and January 15, 2019 for Physics and MSE, however applications may be considered until these positions are filled.
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