Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Experimental Quantum Science at University of Delaware


The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Delaware seeks a tenure track assistant professor in experimental condensed matter physics beginning in September of 2024.  We seek candidates with research interests broadly related to quantum materials and quantum information science, including but not limited to superconducting devices, quantum spin systems, vacancy physical systems, quantum sensors and qubits, quantum superpositions and entanglement, and light-driven quantum materials.   We seek creative and innovative individuals who will also engage in high-quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, who are eager to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment and to become leaders in their fields.  The new faculty member will play an important role in the development of experimental physics in a state-of-the-art building opening in 2024. The new faculty member will also play an important role in the interdisciplinary quantum science and engineering graduate program, as well as in collaborations with existing programs in physics and astronomy and several engineering departments interconnected through UD MRSEC( The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive start-up budget. In addition to pursuing an excellent research and teaching programs, the successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the educational, research, and academic service activities. International candidates are welcome to apply and will be supported.


QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated research background in condensed matter physics, a PhD degree in physics or a related discipline, and postdoctoral experience. The position responsibilities cover research (including publications, presentations, securing external funding, and collaborating with researchers at UD and elsewhere), teaching (including teaching classes and mentoring UD students involved in research), and a small fraction of their workload dedicated to service tasks to the Department, College, or University and academic community (such as reviewing paper manuscripts or grant proposals). UD is classified as an R1 Doctoral University and offers a low teaching workload in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, typically one class per semester, such that sufficient time is available for developing a research-intensive career.



THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AT UD:  The Department of Physics and Astronomy (DPA) at the University of Delaware is within the College Arts and Sciences. DPA traces its ancestry back to a small teaching department, which began in 1920s. By the early 1960s, the department had expanded into a major research department with the construction of Sharp Laboratory and the development of a full-scale doctoral program. The arrival of the Bartol Research Institute in the late 1970s transformed developing research areas in astrophysics and particle physics into full-fledged programs for Ph.D. students. In July 2005, the Bartol Research Institute merged with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, becoming a research center within the Department. 

Today, more than 30 faculty do research at the DPA in its two main themes, which are quantum science and physics of the universe. The quantum science theme includes atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics and condensed matter physics, with the latter being largely focused on spintronics, nanomagnetism, and low-dimensional electronic materials.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Link Here. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applicants should upload (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a four-page maximum research proposal, (4) a two-page statement on their teaching experience, interests, and philosophy and (5) a one-page statement on how their teaching, research and/or service can demonstrate a commitment to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and (6) contact information for three references. Reference letters requests will be sent at time of application submission. Reference letters must be uploaded before the application can be reviewed. For additional information, please email

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Open until filled