Assistant professor of physics, artificial intelligence for quantum materials and quantum information science

This was published on September 15, 2021

As part of a campus-wide artificial intelligence (AI) faculty hiring initiative at the University of Florida (UF), the Department of Physics has an opening for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in artificial intelligence for quantum materials and quantum information science to begin on August 16, 2022. We seek highly qualified candidates from all areas of computational quantum materials and quantum information sciences, with demonstrated experience in developing, implementing or applying AI algorithms on modern platforms such as GPU. 

In particular, candidates who work in the following major research areas are encouraged to apply: [1] quantum materials research, including but not limited to, low dimensional magnetic systems, molecular qubits/qudits, superconductors, and strongly correlated systems; [2] quantum information science, including but not limited to, quantum coherence, transduction and computing, and AI-related algorithm development. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

The successful applicant will benefit from the Quantum Theory Project (QTP), a multi-disciplinary institute (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Computer and Information Sciences) focusing on theory, modeling, and computation of complex, novel molecular and materials systems. Interactions are also anticipated with UF’s large and active condensed matter theory group concentrating on problems of superconductivity, correlated electrons, and transport theory. The applicant will also have the opportunity to interact with a large condensed matter experimental group, a top-ranked Materials Science department, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, a cross-university Informatics Institute, and will have access to the UF HiPerGator supercomputer, 22nd fastest computer in the world, according to TOP500.

The University of Florida is currently ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2021 rankings), and is an equal opportunity institution, dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Job qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in physics or a related field, and relevant postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, while establishing a well-recognized research program, is essential. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Deadline: December 23, 2021.

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