Northeastern University, Mathematics

404 23397Position ID: NEU-AATP_QISMFY24 [#23397]
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Quantum Information Science, Mathematics
Position Type: Open Rank
Position Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/06, listed until 2024/10/06)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Quantum Information Science, Mathematics

The College of Science at Northeastern University (Boston Campus) invites applications for positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor), beginning in academic year 2024-2025 in the field of Quantum Information Science. The College of Science comprises six departments: Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. 

Quantum Information Science is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field that studies the processing, analysis, and communication of informational / computational systems using principles of quantum mechanics, with the potential to lead to dramatically more powerful computing than classical computing. The theoretical foundations of quantum information science are naturally situated in mathematics, physics, and computer science, and have implications for other areas of science and engineering. The candidate is expected to further existing knowledge and participate in the instruction of graduate students in this rapidly developing field. Topics include, but are not limited to, quantum information theory, quantum Shannon theory, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms, and applications of quantum information science to other aspects of Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and beyond. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Paul Hand, p.hand@northeastern.edu. 

The successful candidate will ideally complement existing research strengths and will have the opportunity to collaborate with, and help develop, cross-disciplinary teams across the University. The primary appointment will be in Mathematics, with possible joint appointments in other departments including Physics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemistry. Cross-disciplinary research programs and appointments are strongly encouraged within the College, and across the University. The Department of Mathematics  includes 34 tenured/tenure-track faculty, of whom 4 have joint appointments, 5 are women, and 2 are from underrepresented racial minority groups; 13 full-time teaching faculty; 7 Zelevinsky Postdoctoral Fellows; and 2 faculty with affiliated appointments. The Department enrolls approximately 700 Mathematics or Mathematics combined majors; 85 masters students in three master’s programs; and 35 Ph.D. students. Under new leadership, the College of Science, and the Mathematics Department are in a vibrant expansion phase. Northeastern is home to the Coastal Sustainability Institute, the Global Resilience Institute, the Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis, the Center for Drug Discovery, the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, the Network Science Institute, the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology, an NSF Frontier Center in Theoretical Biological Physics, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems, providing a rich multidisciplinary intellectual environment. 

Our tenure and promotion process values collaborative research and teamwork along with individual initiative. Hires will be mentored for success, with mentoring teams and group guidance. In addition, a strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty. Northeastern University is a global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. Opportunities to collaborate extend beyond the University. 

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect and inclusion, where each person is valued and empowered with equitable opportunities and access to resources. We commit to implementing initiatives that dismantle systemic oppression and build a diverse community. See our website for more information about the College and its Leadership Team

RESPONSIBILITIES: The potential hires are expected to develop vigorous research programs cross cutting the fields of Physics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemistry. Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Qualified candidates must have excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics or a closely related field by the appointment start date. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry. All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates the ability to build a strong research program. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible. Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and names and contact information for at least three professional references from whom letters of reference can be solicited as needed. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 30, 2023. Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your expertise, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts: 
  • Research statement (no longer than 5 pages): Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Highlight any cross-disciplinary research efforts you have undertaken. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the College of Science, any cross-disciplinary and collaborative aspects, and the strategies you will take to address each direction. 
  • Teaching statement (1 page): Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the College of Science (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Equity statement (1 page): Please describe your past experience and activities, and/or your future plans, to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in your academic work. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern’s mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. 
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see: www.northeastern.edu/diversity

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

 







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