Assistant Professor — QIS / gravity

The Physics Department at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of an Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the fall of 2024, specifically for a theorist or computational physicist working in the field of Quantum Information Science (QIS). The Department has recently established multiple new QIS-related degree programs and research groups that include Drs. Vanita Srinivasa and Wenchao Ge. URI has also secured access to IBM’s cutting-edge quantum resources, including the 433-qubit Osprey system.

Considerations will be given to applicants who can show expertise and creative ideas for their role as researcher, mentor, and teacher in the QIS program. Points of contact with ongoing research programs in astrophysics/gravitation, biological physics, nonlinear optics, statistical physics, surface and thin film physics and ultrafast spectroscopy are a plus. Applicants working or interested in quantum algorithms, quantum information theory, and the interface of QIS and astrophysics/gravitation are strongly encouraged to apply. The Physics Department, College of Arts and Sciences and URI are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students toward BS, MS, and PhD degrees, conduct independent and collaborative research, with an expectation of external funding, and be active in service at the levels of Department, College, and University. The successful candidate will also seek collaborations with other researchers at URI including those in Computer Science, Mathematics, Graduate School of Oceanography, Engineering and the Center for Computational Research.

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s flagship land/sea/space grant research university with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 students. The Physics Department has 22 full-time faculty/staff members and offers BS, MS and PhD degrees. URI is in Kingston, RI — a beautiful seaside community that is well connected by car and rail located about an hour away from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.