University Announces Cluster Hire in the Quantum Sciences

Washington University in St. Louis is inviting applications for four new faculty members in the broad area of quantum sciences, who will also be associated with the Center for Quantum Leaps.

This cluster hire includes two positions in the Department of Physics (experimental or theoretical; one Assistant/Associate, one open rank), one in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering (open rank), and one in Cell Biology & Physiology at the School of Medicine (open rank). The university seeks candidates working in topical areas including quantum information, materials, and sensors; quantum optics, advanced spectroscopy and microscopy; and applications to biophysics or other physics, engineering, or medical fields.

Faculty will be associated with the Center for Quantum Leaps, and are encouraged to pursue interactions with the Institute for Materials Science and Engineering, the McDonnell Center for Space Sciences, and the Center for Cellular Imaging.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Biology, or a closely related field. Joint applications exhibiting a high degree of research synergy will be considered. Candidates for the rank of associate or full professor should have outstanding teaching, service, and a publication record commensurate with tenure at that rank. Duties will include conducting research, teaching, advising students, and participating in departmental governance and university service. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Applications consisting of a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; statements of research directions (3 pages) and interests in teaching, outreach, and diversity (2 pages); and contact information for at least three references should be submitted to by Nov. 14, 2022 to receive full consideration.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.