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University of Maryland
Faculty Position in AMO Experiment

The Department of Physics at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in AMO experimental physics. A more senior level position may be considered for exceptional candidates.

The University of Maryland College of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is home to major research efforts in quantum science through the Joint Quantum Institute ( and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science ( This position will be part of a new effort focused on quantum technology, in conjunction with the College of Engineering, which will also be searching for new faculty in this area.

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, strong communication skills and capacity for physics education, and potential for leadership within the research community. We expect that successful candidates will complement the existing experimental and theoretical strengths in the department. The preferred starting date for the position is August of 2018.

Minimum requirements: A Ph.D. in physics or a physics-related discipline and independent research experience. Good teaching is a high priority of the Department, and a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. The University of Maryland and Department of Physics are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

Only applications submitted through the UMD online site will be considered:

Required are (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and (5) the names and email addresses of four reference writers. For best consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.