Assistant Professor - Quantum Materials & Information

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Physics
Pay Grade: 03
Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description

The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental quantum information and quantum materials. We seek candidates with outstanding research and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. The new faculty member will join an active experimental and theoretical group and will complement existing strengths in superconducting circuits, quantum simulation, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, quantum error correction, low-dimensional materials, topological phases, and precision many-body physics. The new member will also join a campus-wide initiative in quantum information systems and materials. Further information about the Department's theoretical and experimental efforts can be found at



Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience.


Additional Information

Expected start date of this position is September 1, 2024.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit a (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research plans, (4) statement of teaching interests, (5) contact information for three (3) or more references, and (6) a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (see below).

Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 16, 2023 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. All questions pertaining to this position can be directed to Jun Yan (, Chair of the search committee.

The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (


The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.