Assistant Professor – Quantum Computation

University of California - San Diego
Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department in the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) ( and The Department of Mathematics within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego ( invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This search is open to applicants from all areas of computational and/or mathematical aspects of quantum computation, such as the computational complexity of quantum computation, quantum algorithms, ways to establish quantum supremacy, applications of quantum computation in the sciences, quantum error-correction, quantum communication complexity, or similar topics. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate computer science and mathematics majors in the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a closely related field, prior to the first quarter of teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay scales. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2022. Review of applications will commence on January 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider faculty achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

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