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Assistant / Associate Professor, Quantum Information Science and Engineering

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 20, 2023

Assistant / Associate Professor, Quantum Information Science and Engineering

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

In 2022, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) launched an institutional initiative in Quantum Information Technology with the goal to establish a program known for excellence in education, innovation, and economic development enabled by Quantum Technology (QT). Based on progress achieved to date, we seek to fill several positions as we evolve the initiative into a Quantum Center within the UTC Research Institute . The initiative is the focal point for cross-disciplinary teams performing applied research and development (R&D) and delivering an effective education program of great value to students and individuals already in the workforce. Of particular interest are use cases of QT in advanced energy systems, and in smart city applications. The initiative will expand on and add to the quantum sensing effort that was launched in 2022/23 by Dr. Tian Li.

Part of our Quantum R&D and educational infrastructure is a lab located on the UTC campus, connected to the EPB Quantum Network powered by Qubitekk . This lab is equipped with a Quantum Network Interface Console, an 8-channel Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector (SNSPD), 3 quantum entanglement sources (two at 1570 nm, one at 810 nm), and optical hardware for quantum optics experiments both at 810 nm and 1570 nm.

The initiative has strong ties to Departments and Programs in STEM (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering) and non-STEM (e.g., Communications, Sociology, Economics, Entrepreneurship), and it will advance collaborations with partners in the Chattanooga ecosystem, in academia, industry, and national labs such as the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The Quantum Initiative invites applications for two faculty appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in QISE available to experts in Quantum Networking, Computing or Sensing. Successful applicants will be expected to engage in collaborations that advance Quantum Technology use cases in key areas such as Smart Cities or Advanced Energy Systems.

Major Duties/Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate commitment to cross-disciplinary teamwork.
  • Perform R&D, teach, publish in highly rated journals, communicate results in national and international forums.
  • Help shape the developing QISE curriculum at UTC, teach and mentor students.
  • Lead and/or contribute to collaborations with researchers at academic partner institutions, national labs, and commercial entities.
  • Collaborate to realize extramural funding opportunities.
  • Advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent required), awarded in relevant areas of Physics, Engineering, or Mathematics with a strong commitment to advance and apply QT
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong publication record indicative of successful teamwork

Application Process

For full consideration, in addition to the online application, candidates must include the following:
  • letter of interest,
  • a current curriculum vitae,
  • copies of transcripts
  • research statement
Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

For additional information, please email

About Chattanooga

Chattanooga is located on the Tennessee River within minutes of beautiful outdoor environments in the Appalachian Mountains, within a day’s drive of the best beaches in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Eastern US Seaboard, with excellent air travel connections to major cities in the East and Mid-West. It is widely recognized as one of the innovative “smart” US cities internationally and was among the first US cities to be officially recognized by US Ignite ( as a Smart Gigabit Community. This designation indicates a commitment by the community to leverage advanced science, mathematics, engineering, computing and networking technologies to improve city processes and quality of life for all citizens. The city’s ongoing dedication to advancing technology has attracted dozens of startups to join companies already here such as Volkswagen, Amazon, Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United.

Th e University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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