Open Rank - faculty positions in Quantum Science and Technology

  • Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • 500 West 120th Street, NY, New York, USA
  • Sep 27, 2019
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Physics & Astronomy

Job Description

Columbia Quantum Initiative

Open Rank Faculty Position

Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for faculty positions in Quantum Science and Technology. Recruitment for these positions is part of a broad university-level Quantum Initiative that spans multiple schools and departments across Columbia University in the City of New York. Applications at all ranks will be considered.   

Applications are sought in all areas of quantum science and technology covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. Particular emphasis is on areas within Computer Science, including novel computation and communication approaches, programming paradigms, algorithms, and protocols for quantum information applications. Additional areas of interest include novel physical phenomena, electronic/optical materials, devices, circuits and integrated systems for quantum communication, computing, sensing, and metrology.

We are seeking researchers who can benefit from the highly multidisciplinary environment and the state-of-the-art shared facilities/infrastructure within Columbia University such as the Columbia Nano Initiative and the Data Science Institute. The candidate is expected to hold a full or joint appointment in the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, or Mechanical Engineering and is expected to contribute to the advancement of their field, the department(s) and the School by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, establishing strong collaborations in research and education with related disciplines such as Physics and Chemistry, and contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department(s) and the School. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.

Applicants for this position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. The school is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Details

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Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work.

Applications received by December 1, 2019, will receive full consideration. We will accept and review applications after this date.

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