Assistant Professor of Theoretical Quantum Physics

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Theoretical Quantum Physics

Job No: 497646
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Theoretical Quantum Physics

Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin December 4, 2020. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and at least one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.
  • Record of theoretical research in quantum many-body physics, atomic molecular and optical physics, quantum optics, and/or quantum information.
  • Demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an externally funded research program that involves students.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach physics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years or more of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Record of publications, commensurate with experience.
  • Evidence of obtaining or having applied for external grants.
  • Successful teaching or mentoring experience with diverse students.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Experience or intent to engage undergraduate majors and master's students in research.
  • Interest in participating in outreach activities of the department.
  • Knowledge of or commitment to effective teaching and mentoring strategies supporting underrepresented groups in STEM (e.g. culturally responsive or inclusive pedagogy, lived experience, awareness of issues that may affect the success of minority students).

  • Teach courses at all levels from graduate to lower division undergraduate physics as well as physical science courses. Modes of instruction may include in-person or alternative mode of instruction (hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof). In 2021-22, the department anticipates that the normal mode of instruction will be face-to-face.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.
  • Develop and sustain a research program involving students, leading to publications and external grant applications.
  • Participate in service to the department, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

About our Department and the Position

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University, Long Beach is dedicated to providing a rigorous curriculum with high-quality research opportunities offering an exceptional education for our diverse students. We value teaching and research as essential components of education; our graduate and undergraduate students engage in research mentored by faculty, leading to diverse career outcomes, such as joining Ph.D. programs, industry, and teaching.

Our 12 tenured/tenure-track faculty engage in research in Condensed Matter, Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Nuclear Theory, Nanomaterials and Biophysics, providing stimulating research projects for our students resulting in publications with student co-authors. Our faculty are supported by a diverse range of external funding sources, and many of our research students are supported by internal awards and fellowships.

The Physics and Astronomy Department at CSULB has one of the largest number of physics master's graduates among U.S. master's granting universities. We have a strong record of graduating women and underrepresented minorities in physics. Our department is one of only six Bridge Sites of the APS Bridge Program in the nation to improve the number of minorities pursuing a Ph.D. in physics.

New faculty are awarded a reduced workload over their first three years to establish their research program. Thereafter, most faculty have significant opportunities for release time for supervision of research students and theses, and internal release opportunities for research and service.

In serving the State of California, the department is committed to developing a diverse faculty, with a richness of personal and educational experience. We welcome all applicants who are highly motivated to engage in research supervision of a diverse student body and to work vigorously in the classroom to provide an exceptional education to our community of student scholars. We seek faculty who are committed to the academic success of students of color, those with disabilities, first generation, veterans, diverse socio-economic, diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions. Department faculty have provided and continue to provide substantial leadership in diversity related programs in STEM. We seek candidates who will join us in contributing their talent, expertise and perspective, to providing excellent educational and research opportunities for the next generation workforce of scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs, teachers and Ph.D. candidates.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Professor Andreas Bill, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Physics and Astronomy

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9505



A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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