Open Rank Faculty Position in Theoretical Quantum Information Science
As part of plans to build on existing strengths, to expand our newly established Virginia Tech Center for Quantum Information Science and Engineering (VTQ), and to align with state-wide investments in data sciences and cybersecurity, the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech (http://www.phys.vt.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Quantum Information Science at any rank (assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor). Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, quantum information theory, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms, quantum control, the interface of quantum information and many-body theory, holography in quantum information, quantum networks, and quantum sensing.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous and externally well-funded research program, to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to actively participate in department, college, and university governance.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Virginia Tech and the College of
Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The Department of Physics seek candidates whose research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Expectations for this position include: The development of a vigorous and externally well-funded research program, effective instruction in physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to actively participate in department, college, and university governance. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu/) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities at Virginia Tech. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Ed Barnes, at email@example.com.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field and must have postdoctoral experience at the time of the appointment. They should demonstrate a strong record of accomplishments and creativity in theoretical quantum information science research; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment / sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. The position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.
Candidates should apply at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ (#518296). The application package must include (i) a cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae with publication list, (iii) a statement of ongoing and planned research, (iv) a brief description of teaching philosophy, and (v) a statement of any previous activities or future plans aimed at expanding diversity and/or mentoring of underrepresented groups, and how the applicant will further Virginia Tech's commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment (http://www.inclusive.vt.edu/). Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be directly emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, complete application packages and reference letters should be received by December 3, 2021. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. The expected position starting date is August 10, 2022.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
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