Professor of Quantum Science
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Physics
United States



Summary: This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. As part of the initiative there are new position vacancies in the Departments of Physics (PVL 96089 - this position), Electrical & Computer Engineering (PVL 96215), and Materials Science & Engineering (PVL 96210). It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop strong collaborations with existing quantum research at UW Madison, as well as with other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at: 

The position in the Department of Physics 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. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related research groups.

Duties: The candidate will be expected to perform teaching, service duties, and continued high-impact scholarly research in the Department of Physics. Undergraduate and graduate classroom teaching and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis reserach will also be required. Professional and university service is required as appropriate.



Ph.D. in Physics, with specialization in theoretical or experimental quantum science, or related scientific field



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.



Candidates must apply online at; search for position 96089 and click on "Apply Now". Applicants must upload the following:

-Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
-CV with publications
-One document that contains both:
Research Statement and
Teaching Statement

In addition, candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; these references will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. If candidates would like to include more than three references, please send the name and email contact for these additional references to

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and application may be condidered until the position is filled. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we promote diversity and inclusion for all faculty, staff and students and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applications for this position must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Employment will require a criminal background check. 

The department is strongly committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from traditionally under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.


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