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College of Engineering and College of Science Faculty Openings in Quantum Photonics (002997-2013)

Purdue University’s College of Engineering and College of Science have identified quantum photonics as a major thrust for cross-disciplinary education and research, including theory, modeling and experiment, and are accepting applications for multiple tenured and tenure track faculty positions in this area at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Recently, conceptual and technical advances have pointed to the beginning of a new era for the physical, chemical, and information sciences and related technologies – the era of Quantum Science and Engineering. Quantum photonics is a center stage in this new emerging field, combining photonic and quantum technologies and cutting across the areas of computer science, theoretical and experimental physics, chemistry, material science and device engineering. Purdue University has embarked on a new quantum photonics initiative to exploit optical and quantum technologies that are expected to have transformative impact on our society, by enabling quantum computation and communication, new approaches to metrology and quantum sensing, as well as novel materials that are designed and engineered at the quantum level, quantum metamaterials, with unique properties unattainable in natural materials. This initiative will build on the existing strengths and leverage the nanotechnology, quantum science and engineering, and photonics capabilities of both Purdue Colleges and Purdue’s Discovery and Research Parks.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Science or a related field.  They should have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential for world-class research, and a commitment to teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs.  Specific research fields of interest include, but are not limited to quantum optics, nanophotonics, quantum plasmonics and metamaterials, graphene and 2D materials, diamond photonics, coherent optics, optical metrology, nanomechanical oscillators, and quantum sensing.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to quantum photonics, conduct research in their field of expertise, publish and present research findings, participate in professional activities, and advise graduate student research.  The primary faculty appointment will be in a school of the College of Engineering or/and a department of the College of Science, and will depend on the candidate’s qualifications.

Applications: Submit your application online at: http://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment.  The application should include a cover letter, a complete and detailed vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests.  Also, please include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three or more references.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact Marion Ragland (ragland@purdue.edu).  Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.