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Assistant Professor - Quantum Information Systems

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the broad area of Quantum Information Systems and Applications. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2023. The position is defined broadly across the entire scope of quantum information. Scholars working across disciplines or in nontraditional areas of quantum systems and their applications are particularly encouraged. Expertise in quantum hardware and fundamental qubit technology in any current qubit modality including but not limited to: photonic qubits, superconducting qubits, spin qubits and quantum dots. This will allow the new faculty to work on many applications for quantum computing, quantum networking, quantum communications and quantum sensing. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: scaling of quantum processor architectures, including integration with classical architectures engineering new methods/materials to improve qubit coherence and qubit gate fidelity development of scalable devices and techniques for: single photon sources and detectors, quantum memories, routers, and transducers We hope this broad category reflects our openness to expand the scope of our department beyond our traditional strengths. The new faculty will be expected to complement the existing strengths in the department, with the opportunity to join a campus-wide initiative in quantum information systems. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 36 full-time, tenure track faculty members and approximately 350 graduate students and 600 undergraduates. The department’s FY 21 research expenditures exceeded $7 million. Additional information about the Department can be obtained at ece.umass.edu.