Assistant Professor in Quantum Science and Technology

University of Texas Austin College of Natural Sciences


The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions (subject to the availability of funding) to enhance its research programs in the general area of quantum materials and quantum information science. The candidates will have a home department in Physics or Computer Science. This hiring initiative focuses on two areas: (1) fundamentals and applications of quantum information, algorithms, systems and architectures, and (2) quantum materials, devices, and quantum simulation.

The positions offer excellent start-up funds, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, and to supervise graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

The University is committed to building a diverse faculty and we are interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions

Please submit your application at and include: a cover letter, a description of research accomplishments and current and future research plans (limited to 4 pages), a statement on teaching experience, goals, and philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of publications. Candidates should indicate a preferred home department and are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation.  Complete applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis beginning September 30, 2020. Applications received before November 30 will be given full consideration.