Assistant Professor in Quantum Condensed Matter and Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

New York University Physics Department Faculty of Arts and Science


The Department of Physics at New York University invites applications for faculty positions in the general area of quantum condensed matter and atomic molecular and optical physics, including, but not limited to, quantum materials, quantum devices, quantum optics and photonics, as well as research with connections to quantum information. These positions are part of an initiative for further significant growth in these areas in the Center for Quantum Phenomena in the department.

The openings are for up to two experimental physicists at the tenure track Assistant Professor level, but more senior candidates in experiment may also be considered under exceptional circumstances. A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and is expected to establish a leading research program in his/her field, as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The positions can begin as early as September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Interested candidates should apply online here at Interfolio with

  1. a curriculum vitae including a list of publications,
  2. a description of current and planned research activities,
  3. a discussion of current and planned teaching and outreach activities,
  4. the names of three references, and
  5. a cover letter applying for the position that includes a diversity statement. Because diversity and inclusion are an important part of the NYU mission, candidates should include a paragraph in their cover letter indicating how diversity and inclusion figure into their past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement. (Additional information can be found here:

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

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A successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and an ability to conduct original research that is documented by peer-reviewed publications. Previous experience in teaching and outreach is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

Apply online here at Interfolio.