Professor of Theoretical Quantum Information
Harvard University
United States

Tenure-Track Professor in Theoretical Quantum Information

School Multiple Schools - Joint Search

Department/Area Harvard Quantum Initiative

Position Description

The Harvard Quantum Initiative, Departments of Physics, Chemistry and the SEAS areas of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in the broad theoretical domain of quantum information. Areas of interest may include but are not limited to quantum algorithms, communication, complexity, control, and the physics of quantum information systems. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and/or a FAS Science Department. Potential appointment areas/departments include Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry.

The expected start date is July 1, 2020. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for establishing an active research program, supervising students and postdoctoral fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2019, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Clare Ploucha, Search Committee
18 Hammond Street, Room 105
Harvard Quantum Initiative and Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email cploucha@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Publication
  • Publication 2
  • Publication 3
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
  • Optional Documents
  • Publication 4
  • Publication 5


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