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Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Posting Numberreq2257
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentCAS/CQuIC (707E)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2018.  The successful applicant will be engaged in building a strong research group in theoretical quantum information science that enhances the interdisciplinary activities of the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) and strengthens the Physics and Astronomy degree programs. CQuIC administers a National Science Foundation Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP), providing excellent opportunities for collaborations with CQuIC faculty, its partner institutions, and postdoctoral researchers.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong publication record, show promise of scholarship, have breadth of research experience, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels, including the supervision of diverse student researchers.  



Minimum Qualifications: 

·       Doctorate in physics or a related field by date of appointment (August 1, 2018)

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels

·       Ability to develop a strong research program in theoretical quantum information science

·       Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals

·       Commitment to mentor and supervise diverse student researchers at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels

·       Ability to obtain extramural funding to support research and teaching

·       Ability to enhance the activities of the Center for Quantum Information and Control

·       Commitment to contribute to the shared responsibilities of the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy

·       A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  


Application InstructionsA complete application consists of a CV, cover letter, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional references. Please instruct your references to upload their letters of support to (applicant should go to or go to and search for Job ID: 9943 and follow instructions).

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/1/2017. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.