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Assistant Professor, Experimental Quantum Information Physics

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Unleash Your Potential With UsAs a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.The OpportunityThe Department of Physics (physics.ucf.edu) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor, anticipated to begin in August 2024. We seek candidates with experience and research plans in experimental physics with an emphasis on superconductor-based devices for quantum information applications, including, but not limited to, quantum computing, quantum transduction, and quantum sensing. The successful candidate's research is expected to leverage a recent major investment by UCF in cleanroom facilities for fabrication of state-of-the-art micro- and nano-scale devices. The selected candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, and creative research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.Minimum Qualifications:A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution by time of hire, and a substantial record of independent research.Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong research record in the area of superconductor-based devices.
  • Experience teaching physics at the university level.Additional Application Materials Required:UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, . In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, and 5) the names and contact information for three (3) references.The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.Screening of applicants will begin on December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.Questions regarding this search should be directed to Professor Robert Peale, search committee chair, at Robert.Peale@ucf.edu.Special Instructions to the Applicants:N/AJob Close Date:Open until filled.Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as 'Open until filled' may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.Are Benefits Important to You?Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
    • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
    • Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays.
    • Retirement savings options.
    • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
    • Education assistance.
    • Flexible work environment.And more...For more benefits information, go to 'Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website ().Who Are We?Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.Additional Requirements related to Research PositionsPursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.DepartmentCollege of Sciences (COS) - Department of PhysicsWork ScheduleVariesType of AppointmentRegularExpected SalaryNegotiableEqual Employment Opportunity Statement:The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets. Click on to view the President's Statement.The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Keywords: University of Central Florida, Orlando , Assistant Professor, Experimental Quantum Information Physics, Education / Teaching , Orlando, Florida

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