Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Science, University of Texas at El Paso

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking a quantum information scientist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in modeling or synthesis of quantum- information systems or sensors, practical qubit design, electro/magnetic qubit manipulation, and/or algorithms for use on or emulation of near-term quantum computers. Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent externally funded research program; to mentor, teach and direct students/researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels; and to engage in outreach and service activities. Candidates with expertise in physics and other scientific research areas are welcome to apply. Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2020.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The UTEP Department of Physics currently enrolls more than 120 graduate and undergraduate students. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics and participates in the multidisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Materials Science and Engineering, Computational Science, Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Science. The department has active research programs in theory, condensed matter, computational physics, atomic and molecular physics, bio-, molecular- and nano- magnetism, nuclear physics, and atmospheric physics. Physics faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research laboratories for synthesis and structure-property investigations, optical spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance microscopy, and high-resolution imaging. The department has exceptional computational facilities. More information is available at the Department of Physics website:

ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college. The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce. The region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 133,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.

El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I-A college athletics at several campus venues: Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or related area, a demonstrated interest in quantum information science or computing, a strong record of research accomplishments, and the capacity to secure extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience will be given preference.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) statement of research interests and plan, 3) brief outline of teaching experience and/or philosophy, 4) curriculum vitae, 5) copies of up to three relevant authored or co-authored publications, and 6) complete contact information for at least three references. Items 1-3 are not expected to exceed six pages total. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.