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Assistant Professor in NanoEngineering (Quantum Science and Engineering)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: April 19, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of NanoEngineering ( ), which combines materials and chemical engineering applied to nanotechnologies in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD, invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor position. The NanoEngineering Department is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body ( ).

In addition to research, teaching, and general professional and public service, service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity are required and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications. Examples include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups; efforts to advance equitable access and diversity in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty.

New faculty will be expected to build and maintain a vibrant independent research program in the area of quantum materials, devices and sensors, and engineering. The research areas of primary interest to the department are: growth, synthesis, and processing of novel materials with unique optical, electrical, and magnetic properties with potential applications in quantum technologies, fabrication and characterization of quantum devices and sensors germane to quantum information and computing, and cohesive on-chip integration of resultant nanoscale quantum systems. Experimental research programs of particular interest include, but not limited to, superconducting qubits, quantum photonic devices based on conventional and emerging monolayer (i.e. 2D materials) direct bandgap semiconductors, and diamond-based quantum sensors.

Based on the research interest, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to participate in various school‐wide and university‐wide initiatives and centers, including the NSF MRSEC funded Institute for Materials Discovery and Design (IMDD). In line with the campus-wide strategic hiring cluster in quantum science and engineering, the successful candidate will be encouraged to nucleate or contribute to externally funded collaborative efforts with colleagues in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Nanoengineering. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching of Nanoengineering undergraduate laboratory courses and other core classes, improvement of curriculum, helping coordination of ABET accreditation activities, development and assessment of new educational initiatives, and serving as the faculty advisor to student organizations.
In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, the successful candidate(s) for this position will have demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please see the Web site for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program

RANK AND SALARY: Level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Candidates applying by July 31. 2022 will be given full consideration.

UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation and professionalism that enables us to attract a more diverse cross-section of faculty in terms of gender, nationality, and ethnicity. Candidates who have a demonstrated track record of enhancing diversity or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have advanced to candidacy or earned their Ph.D. degree in Material Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related fields to support the Nanoengineering Program within the department.

Candidates with experience in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Include specific synergies envisioned with our faculty.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Please include the list of publications and professional activities.

  • Statement of Research - Include research interests.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA