University of California, San Diego, Mathematics Department

Position ID: UCSD-MATHCSE21 [#19190, JPF03023]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Quantum Computation
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: La Jolla, California 92093-0112, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/12/06, finished 2022/06/29, listed until 2022/05/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Open date: December 1st, 2021
Next review date: Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 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 Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department in the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) ( and The Department of Mathematics within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego ( invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This search is open to applicants from all areas of computational and/or mathematical aspects of quantum computation, such as the computational complexity of quantum computation, quantum algorithms, ways to establish quantum supremacy, applications of quantum computation in the sciences, quantum error-correction, quantum communication complexity, or similar topics. 

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of computer science and mathematics. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate computer science and mathematics majors in the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay scales. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2022. 

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider faculty achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light. See the list below for complete application documents.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at

UCSD has multiple positions that might be of interest to applicants in this area, including other positions in both CSE and Mathematics, as well as in other departments in the School of Physical Sciences and JSOE. We encourage applicants to also apply for these other positions. Interested candidates must apply to each position for which they wish to be considered. 

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a closely related field, prior to the first quarter of teaching 

Preferred qualifications 
A well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( 

Document requirements 
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  • Cover Letter (Optional) 
  • Statement of Research 
  • Statement of Teaching 
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information. 
  • Publications List 
  • Misc / Additional (Optional) 
  • Reference requirements 3-13 letters of reference required - The application should include a minimum of 3 reference letters that address the applicant’s research, teaching, and professional service. At least one letter should address teaching experience in some depth. 

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties. 

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