Assistant Professor – Quantum Computation

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.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of computer science and mathematics. 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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Complete application will include the following:

-          Cover Letter (optional)

-          Research Statement

-          Teaching Statement

-          Curriculum Vitae

-          Publications List

-          A minimum of 3 reference letters that address the applicant’s research, teaching, and professional service. At least one letter should address teaching experience in some depth.

-          Statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link:

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UCSD has multiple positions that might be of interest to applicants in this area, including other positions in both CSE and Mathematics, as well as in other departments in the School of Physical Sciences and JSOE. We encourage applicants to also apply for these other positions. Interested candidates must apply to each position for which they wish to be considered.

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