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Assistant/Associate/Professor T/TE- Quantum Photonic Technologies (Multiple Positions)

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Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate/Professor T/TE- Quantum Photonic Technologies (Multiple Positions)
Department College of Optical Sciences (2001)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The College of Optical Sciences and the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona invite applications for multiple faculty positions in quantum photonic technologies, effective August 2018. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, in establishing a world-class research program, and a track record of interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. We seek candidates with strong interest and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following topic areas: (a.) photonic quantum-enhanced sensing and metrology, (b.) design and demonstration of quantum-secured optical communications and networking, (c.) generation and manipulation of non-classical light including single photons, squeezing, entangled states, and topological states, with specific focus on integrated photonic platforms, and (d) theoretical expertise in quantum algorithms and error correction. Candidates with a strong background in photonic quantum information processing with a demonstrated experience and track record in system integration and system demonstration are especially encouraged to apply. These are tenure-track positions intended to be at the assistant professor level, but Associate and Full professor appointments will also be considered for exceptional candidates. The position(s) could be supported in either the College of Optical Sciences or College of Engineering, or jointly between the two, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate(s).

As one of the world’s premier public research universities, the University of Arizona is ranked 19th among public universities and 29th overall in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. Research programs span from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provide unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona was established in 1885. With over 3600 students across 9 Departments (including Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering) and 130 faculty, the College is a leader in engineering research and education.

The Colleges of Optical Sciences and Engineering support Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

The University of Arizona is located in beautiful Tucson, a vibrant multicultural city in the spectacular US Southwest. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, retirement plans, life insurance, disability programs, investment plans, paid sick-leave and holidays, tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members, and access to UA recreation and cultural activities. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong, high visibility program of high-quality externally-funded research.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those historically underrepresented in higher education.
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to an environment that nurtures collaboration among disciplines in Optics, Engineering, and Physics.
  • Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these, and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field.
  • Past experience providing clear evidence of the potential to develop a strong externally-funded research program and the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • The ability to participate in (and lead if senior level appointment) collaborations with multidisciplinary teams of investigator.
  • Candidates with a strong background in photonic quantum information processing with a demonstrated experience and track record in system integration and system demonstration are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Rank To be determined.
    Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
    FLSA Exempt
    FTE 1.00
    Full Time/Part Time Full Time
    Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
    Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
    Posted Rate of Pay DOE
    Job Category Faculty
    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number F21208
    Number of Vacancies Multiple
    Desired Start Date
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Limited to Current UA Employees No
    Contact Information for Candidates

    Dr. Saikat Guha
    saikat@optics.arizona.edu

    Open Date 11/22/2017
    Close Date
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Review Begins On 12/04/2017
    Special Instructions Summary

    Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
      • Arizona Daily Star
      • Arizona Republic
      • ArizonaDiversity.com
      • Careerbuilder.com
      • Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Department of Economic Security (DES)
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • HigherEdsJobs.com
      • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
      • Indeed.com
      • InsideHigherEd.com
      • Jobing.Com
      • LinkedIn
      • Local Job Banks
      • Pima County One-Stop
      • Professional Conference
      • Professional journal/publication
      • Referred by UA Employee
      • Invited by Dept to Apply
      • UA Website
      • Other
    2. * Do you have a doctorate in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field?
      • Yes
      • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    4. Statement of Research Interests
    5. List of Publications
    Optional Documents