Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Quantum Initiative
Position Description: The Harvard
Quantum Initiative, together with the Department of Chemistry and
Chemical Biology and Department of Physics, seeks to appoint a
tenure-track assistant professor in quantum science and
engineering, broadly defined, with emphasis on research that
bridges between chemistry and the areas of physics, engineering,
and/or applied sciences. The successful candidate will hold an
academic appointment in either the Department of Chemistry and
Chemical Biology or the Department of Physics. The appointment is
expected to begin on July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter. The
tenure-track professor will be responsible for establishing an
active research program, supervising students and postdoctoral
fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or
terminal degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline
required by the time the appointment begins.
Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated
strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.
Special Instructions: Please submit the
following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu).Candidates
are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2023; applications will be
reviewed until the position is filled.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and
- Research statement
- Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion,
and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future
contributions in these areas.
- Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be
asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of
recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.
Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application
is considered complete only when at least three letters have been
received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not
served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral
- Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable
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,
Director of Programs, Harvard Quantum Initiative, 33 Oxford Street,
Maxwell Dworkin 347, Cambridge, MA 02138 [firstname.lastname@example.org]