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Assistant / Associate Professor – Quantum Molecular Science

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of experimental quantum molecular and nanoscale science. The areas of interest for this search include but are not limited to optically addressable quantum systems, quantum molecular systems and photonics, synthesis of molecular and nanoscale materials, quantum measurement and control, quantum enabled sensing with application to biological systems.

The anticipated start date is August 16 2023. This is an academic year, benefits-eligible, tenure-track or tenure eligible position.


The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.


The successful candidate is expected to advance both the scientific and technical goals of the SMS initiative in quantum molecular and nanoscale sciences and bring expertise in quantum research applied to biological systems. In addition, initiate a vibrant research group, develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition, teach and mentor effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in professional and university service. The candidate should expect to contribute to collaborative research proposals and publications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a field of science or engineering relevant to chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology and engineering of molecules and materials by the time of appointment. Potential to establish a vibrant, externally-funded research program with national and international impact. Demonstrated dedication in teaching and mentoring commensurate with career stage. Proficient record of research accomplishments commensurate with rank.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the areas of chemistry, materials, chemical and/or biophysics. Documented interest in and relevance of research to quantum molecular systems that leverage the interface of experiments and theory. Demonstrated collaborative orientation in and/or experience in interdisciplinary research. Demonstrated a strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. Documented interest in and relevance of research to quantum molecular systems.
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous research program with national and international impact commensurate with rank. Demonstrated a strong record of research accomplishment commensurate with career stage.


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Materials Required for application:


  1. Cover letter (single space, 1 page). Curriculum Vitae: Comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete record of publications, patents, and other meaningful demonstrations of impact in the field. Research Plan: Concise technical description (single space, max 5 pages, excluding references) Teaching Statement: Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages) Diversity Statement: A statement addressing how potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. References: Contact information for three references that may be requested at a later stage of the application and interview process.


The initial deadline for review of complete applications is December 1st 2022 If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 55 faculty members, 100 staff, and 1400 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. SMS influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology. SMS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to enrich our students’ experience. We value cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.


ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. SMS is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute ( ) and the Global Institute of Sustainability ( ), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.


Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting and Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing  


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ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and members of PEER (Persons Excluded due to Ethnicity or Race) groups are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at and its complete non-discrimination statement at


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