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Department of Physics & Astronomy

The University Of Delaware

Newark, DE


The University of Delaware is expanding its Quantum Science and Engineering research program, which includes significant computational and experimental efforts in Quantum Materials. The three positions to be filled this year include:

  1. a theoretical/computational electronic structure faculty at the assistant or associate professor rank,
  2. an experimentalist at the assistant professor rank, both in the Department of Physics and Astronomy;
  3. an experimentalist at the assistant professor rank in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Joint appointments commensurate with the candidate’s expertise are possible. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, development of ab-initio quantum many-body methods and their application to molecules and solid-state materials using high performance computing; two-dimensional and topological systems and devices quantum transport; quantum photonics; photonic materials; spin-based qubits; emergent functionality in layered and heterogeneous materials; III-V quantum materials or platforms for quantum devices; and materials characterization such as ARPES or STM. Successful candidates will join a collaborative community of molecular, condensed matter, and quantum materials researchers with access to staff-supported state-of-the-art research capabilities including nanofabrication, electron microscopy, and materials characterization facilities, an epitaxial materials growth facility, and several supercomputers. We seek creative and innovative individuals who have demonstrated excellence in research and who will engage in high-quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy in science and engineering with a commitment to undergraduate education and scholarly excellence. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support. State-of-the-art facilities support research across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast. The recently opened 194,000-square-foot Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory greatly expands opportunities and resources for research and education, and the 272-acre STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) campus offers even more opportunities for research, academic, and commercial development. UD is also the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, materials science and engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a 3-6-page statement describing their research plans, a one-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a list of at least four references. The University of Delaware is committed to diversity in hiring; women and people from diverse cultures and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. The University is also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To submit applications please visit the UDJOBS website at . Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment