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Tenured Professor in Theoretical Quantum Science

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Start date
Oct 30, 2023

Harvard University

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 underrepresented groups.   


Basic Qualifications:  Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a related discipline.

Additional Qualifications:  Demonstrated 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.

Special Instructions:  Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2023, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  6. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable
  7. Authorization form

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.

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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

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