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Scholar in Residence at the rank of Lecturer

Spelman College
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Classics, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Full Time
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Position Information

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Scholar in Residence at the rank of Lecturer

Area of Study


Summer 2022

About the College

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

Position Summary

The Department of Physics at Spelman College invites applications for a Scholar in Residence position in the area of quantum information science. As a part of the IBM - HBCU Quantum Center, we are building a vibrant and expanding community and looking for a candidate to contribute to developing the Georgia quantum ecosystem. The appointment is anticipated to be for one year with strong possibility of renewal for an additional four years. The areas of interest include but are not limited to quantum computational science, quantum condensed matter, quantum information science ( QIS ), and development of quantum-sensing techniques for application to fundamental measurements in other areas such as biophysics, nuclear and particle physics.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate an active research program that includes undergraduates, be a fully integral member of the Physics Department, develop courses for an interdisciplinary minor or major track in QIS, contribute to teaching physics at the undergraduate level and to lead the Georgia ecosystem (Spelman College, Morehouse College and Albany State University) of the IBM - HBCU Quantum Center. This leadership could include developing opportunities for collaborative research, curriculum, and programs across the three institutions that benefit the larger coalition.

We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the College and to the IBM - HBCU Quantum Center. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field at the time of hire. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2022.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics (or closely related field) and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program and teach undergraduate level physics courses.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Any correspondence regarding the position or your application will be relayed to you by our Faculty Affairs Team. Please do not reach out to any department faculty regarding the position or status of your application. We appreciate your interest and consideration.

EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO /Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
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