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Open Faculty Positions in Quantum Information Science & Engineering


College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado, Boulder is currently seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels in the area of Quantum Information Science and Engineering. The College is the highest ranked engineering college in the Rocky Mountain time-zone and hosts several nationally ranked departments. These positions are part of the long-term growth plans for the CEAS, and we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Within the broad area of Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) we are focusing on candidates in the areas of Quantum Computing and Communications Systems, Quantum Sensors and Metrology, Quantum Materials and Devices, as well as supporting technologies. The positions will likely be rostered in either the Electrical, Computer or Energy Engineering (ECEE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME), or Computer Science (CS) departments. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. 

The College supports the focus area in Quantum Information Science and Engineering with activities in several departments and funding for an interdisciplinary research theme (IRT) in the area. Faculty in Quantum Science and Engineering have strong ties with Physics, JILA and the NIST laboratories in Boulder. 

For more information about the Quantum Integrated Sensor Systems IRT, please visit:

For more information about the CEAS, please visit:

Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas. Candidates whose expertise cuts across engineering and related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. 

Applicants for the QISE positions should describe their plans to develop a recognized research program based on scholarly work in their particular field, their ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, their experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates, and their future plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research. 

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Colorado Boulder is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter stating your research areas (1 page).
  3. Statement describing your goals related to teaching (2 - 3 pages).
  4. Statement describing your goals related to research (2 - 3 pages).
  5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential.
The position will remain open until filled, though for full consideration applications should be received by November 15, 2018.

Posting Contact Name: Kelvin Wagner

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