Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Department
of Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard Quantum Initiative
Position Description: The Harvard
Quantum Initiative, Department of Physics, and Department of
Chemistry and Chemical Biology seek to appoint a tenured professor
in the broad theoretical domain of quantum science. The successful
candidate will hold an academic appointment in an FAS Science
Department. Potential appointment areas/departments include Physics
and Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024, or shortly
thereafter. The professor will be responsible for establishing an
active research program, supervising students and postdoctoral
fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
We strongly welcome applications from persons from
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or
terminal degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a
strong commitment to teaching, advising, and research is desired.
Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on
the field and potential for significant contributions to the
department, University, and wider scholarly community.
Instructions: Please submit the
following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu).
Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2023, but
applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and
- Research statement
- Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion,
and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future
contributions in these areas.
- Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable
Harvard University is committed to fostering a campus culture
where everyone can thrive and experience a sense of inclusion and
belonging. Community members are encouraged to model our
values of integrity, responsible mentorship, equity, and excellence
no matter where they are. To support this commitment, the
external finalist for this position will be required to complete a
questionnaire regarding misconduct and Harvard will make parallel
inquiries to his/her/their current and former employers.
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard
University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees
to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion,
creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status,
disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
Contact Information: Clare
Ploucha, Search Committee, Harvard Quantum Initiative and
Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Contact Email: email@example.com
We don’t require or ask for letters of recommendation for senior
searches as they will undergo a full tenure review which includes
external evaluator letter requests