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Tenured Professor in Theoretical Quantum Science

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard Quantum Initiative

Position Description

The Harvard Quantum Initiative, Department of Physics, and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seek to appoint a tenured professor in the broad theoretical domain of quantum science. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in an FAS Science Department. Potential appointment areas/departments include Physics and Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter. The professor will be responsible for establishing an active research program, supervising students and postdoctoral fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We strongly welcome applications from persons from underrepresented groups.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a related discipline.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching, advising, and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Special Instructions

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2024, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas
  6. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable
  7. Authorization form
Harvard University is committed to fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive and experience a sense of inclusion and belonging. Community members are encouraged to model our values of integrity, responsible mentorship, equity, and excellence no matter where they are.

To support this commitment to our values of inclusion and excellence, the external finalist for this position will be required to complete a conduct questionnaire - specifically regarding findings of violation, on-going formal complaint investigations, or formal complaint investigations that did not conclude due to the external finalist's departure concerning: harassment or discrimination, retaliation, sexual misconduct, bullying or intimidating/abusive behavior, unprofessional relationship, or misconduct related to scholarship, research, teaching, service, or clinical/patient care.

Harvard will also make conduct inquiries to current and former employers of the external finalist regarding such misconduct. To facilitate these inquiries, Harvard requires all external applicants for this position to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled "Authorization to release information for external applicants" as part of their application. If an external applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and, as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Contact Information

Clare Ploucha
Harvard Quantum Initiative
33 Oxford Street, Rm. 347
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Minimum Number of References Required: 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 0


faculty, instructor, tenure, professor, senior

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Fields: quantum information, quantum simulation, quantum chemistry, quantum materials, theoretical atomic and condensed matter physics, quantum metrology
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