University of California, Berkeley, Department of Physics

Position ID: 3281-APQIS [#23348]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Quantum Information Science - Physics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Berkeley, California 94720, United States
Application Deadline: 2023/11/13 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/04, finished 2024/05/18)
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Assistant Professor - Quantum Information Science - Physics

Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Science
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position:. The current base salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window
Open date: September 27, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Berkeley is expanding its research and teaching activity in the field of Quantum Information Science (QIS). This broadly encompasses computation, sensing and measurement, simulation, communication, and related areas, as part of Berkeley's Quantum Initiative.

This search is for a tenure track, assistant professor position. It is expected to result in recruitment of a new faculty member, who will engage with Berkeley's strong existing programs in QIS that encompass various departments, and who will participate in leading future explorations of the fascinating consequences of quantum mechanics for increased understanding of our world and the development of advanced technologies.

The Department of Physics, together with its partners the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Math, the College of Chemistry, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is searching for a new faculty member who is committed to research and teaching in QIS, and who has experimental and/or theoretical expertise. It is the intention of these partnering departments to recruit several faculty in the QIS area over the next few years. A discussion with candidates, on their potential appointments in various partner departments, is possible.

The Department of Physics and its partners are committed to establishing cultures that nurtures scientific identity and remove barriers to entry, in order to strengthen pathways into careers. To that end, we strive to work and learn together in an environment free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Please visit UC Berkeley Physics' Diversity & Inclusion website for more information.

Berkeley has a long history of excellence in teaching, research, and service, as well as a culture that values and promotes interdisciplinarity. It has a compelling record of national and global engagement, and benefits from strong relationships with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other research labs and industry. Together with its partners, Berkeley is actively expanding an integrative initiative in quantum information science and technology spanning quantum theory, experiment, engineering, and applications. As a next step in the Quantum Initiative, this search will identify a strong new contributor for the campus.

We seek candidates who will develop impactful and novel research programs, who will commit to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate education, and who will contribute to broader campus goals of mentoring the next generation of leaders. We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and institutions. Berkeley is committed to addressing personal and family needs of faculty. For more information, refer to OFEW New Faculty site.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. Consistent with this commitment, UC Berkeley requires all applicants for Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload an Authorization of Information Release form into AP Recruit as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, applicants will only be subject to reference checks if and when they are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. More information is available on this website.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover letter of introduction
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of accomplishments in, and plans for research
  • Statement of experience and interest in teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - This Statement should contain information about your understanding of these topics, your relevant activities to date, and your plans and future goals for advancing DEIB, if hired at Berkeley. More information and guidelines are found here. It is expected that you will also reference your interest in supporting DEIB goals in your Research and Teaching Statements.
  • Authorization to Release Information form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer.

    Download, complete, sign, and upload the Authorization to Release Information form.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

For references, please ask three references who know you to submit letters by the application deadline. APRecruit will solicit letters for reviewers to upload.
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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