Faculty Positions in Applied Quantum Science and Technology

University of Maryland

Posting Details

Position Number: 126932

Title: Open Rank

Functional Title: Open Rank

Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 100

Unit: ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering

Campus/College Information:

“Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

Departments in the A. James Clark School of Engineering consistently rank in the top 20 of public universities in the country by US News, offering a collegial, inclusive, and supportive environment in which faculty can thrive. The Campus has established four internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research institutes and centers to promote quantum research, the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QUICS), the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). and the Quantum Materials Center (QMC). In addition, faculty actively engage with other institutes and centers in the College, such as the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the Maryland Robotics Center (MRC), the Maryland Cyber-security Center (MC2), and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP). The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus have also recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.

Some notable facts include:

● Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year Ph.D. students.
● The Clark School has a dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Science magazine, ABC, Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN
● 30 current and former members of the National Academy of Engineering
● Recent completion of two new buildings, A. James Clark Hall and the E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory, with a third 150,000 GSF building under design to support a growing and dynamic environment for education and ”http://research.in/“>research.in the college
● The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music, and amenities”

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all levels in the interdisciplinary field of applied quantum science and technology. The position(s) would reside in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Materials Science Engineering, or the Department of Mechanical Engineering depending on the research and qualifications of the applicant. All areas of applied quantum science and technology will be considered, including quantum computation, quantum simulation, quantum information processing, quantum sensing, and quantum networking. Research can be experimental, theoretical or computational in nature. Successful applicants will be expected to maintain active research programs and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Engineering.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, these faculty positions may include shared or secondary appointments in multiple departments, as well as in the Quantum Technology Center (QTC, http://qtc.umd.edu), the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI, http://jqi.umd.edu/), the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QUICS, http://quics.umd.edu/), and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP, https://ireap.umd.edu/), depending on the research interest of the candidate.

The University of Maryland, College Park, College of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is also searching for multiple new faculty in quantum science and information, and qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to both job postings (see below).

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in engineering, physics, materials science or a quantum-related discipline and independent research experience. Good teaching is a high priority of the School, and a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. The University of Maryland and the A. James Clark School of Engineering are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to
the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

Additional Information:

Applicants should submit the following items:
1. A cover letter
2. A curriculum vitae, including a publication list
3. A statement of research, not exceeding 3 pages
4. A statement of teaching, not exceeding 3 pages
5. Applicants should arrange for at least 3 references who will provide letters of
6. A sample of three significant publications (optional)

Additional information about the faculty job postings are available at:
University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering

University of Maryland, College Park, College of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Posting Date: 01/26/2022

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 03/31/2022

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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