Provide leadership for the initiative team; Represent the effort in all internal and external interactions; Engage with an advisory group; Organize teams to leverage internal funding and partnerships to capture significant extramural funding and build a sustainable portfolio of activities; Help shape the developing QISE curriculum at UTC, teach and mentor students
Advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent required), awarded in relevant areas of Physics, Engineering, or Mathematics with a strong commitment to advance and apply QT; Experience in strategy development and successful research leadership in quantum networking, sensing, or computing, and use cases of QT; Excellent oral and written communication skills
Go to the main content section. The University of Tennessee System Welcome. You are not signed in.| My Account Options My Job Cart Sign In Job Search My Jobpage Basic Search | Beginning of the main content section. Return to the home page Job Description - Professor and Director of Quantum Initiative, Quantum Information Science and Engineering (230000021V) Professor and Director of Quantum Initiative, Quantum Information Science and Engineering - 230000021V Professor and Director of Quantum Initiative Quantum Information Science and Engineering University of Tennessee, Chattanooga In 2022, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) launched an institutional initiative in Quantum Information Technology with the goal to establish a program known for excellence in education, innovation, and economic development enabled by Quantum Technology (QT). Based on progress achieved to date, we seek to fill several positions as we evolve the initiative into a Quantum Center within the UTC Research Institute. The initiative is the focal point for cross-disciplinary teams performing applied research and development (R&D) and delivering an effective education program of great value to students and individuals already in the workforce. Of particular interest are use cases of QT in advanced energy systems, and in smart city applications. The initiative will expand on and add to the quantum sensing effort that was launched in 2022/23 by Dr. Tian Li. Part of our Quantum R&D and educational infrastructure is a lab located on the UTC campus, connected to the EPB Quantum Network powered by Qubitekk. This lab is equipped with a Quantum Network Interface Console, an 8-channel Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector (SNSPD), 3 quantum entanglement sources (two at 1570 nm, one at 810 nm), and optical hardware for quantum optics experiments both at 810 nm and 1570 nm. The initiative has strong ties to Departments and Programs in STEM (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering) and non-STEM (e.g., Communications, Sociology, Economics, Entrepreneurship), and it will advance collaborations with partners in the Chattanooga ecosystem, in academia, industry, and national labs such as the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Quantum Initiative seeks an experienced quantum scientist or engineer, up to full Professor rank (12-month), to direct the overall effort. The Director will be expected to continue her or his research program, mentoring faculty, post-docs and students, and advancing the collaborative and cross-disciplinary work environment at UTC and in the Chattanooga ecosystem. Major Duties/Responsibilities: · Provide leadership for the initiative team. · Represent the effort in all internal and external interactions. · Engage with an advisory group. · Organize teams to leverage internal funding and partnerships to capture significant extramural funding and build a sustainable portfolio of activities. · Help shape the developing QISE curriculum at UTC, teach and mentor students. Qualifications: · Advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent required), awarded in relevant areas of Physics, Engineering, or Mathematics with a strong commitment to advance and apply QT. · Experience in strategy development and successful research leadership in quantum networking, sensing, or computing, and use cases of QT. · Excellent oral and written communication skills. · Strong publication record indicative of successful teamwork. Application Process For full consideration, in addition to the online application, candidates must include the following: letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts research statement Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested. For additional information, please email QISEatUTC@utc.edu About Chattanooga Chattanooga is located on the Tennessee River within minutes of beautiful outdoor environments in the Appalachian Mountains, within a day’s drive of the best beaches in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Eastern US Seaboard, with excellent air travel connections to major cities in the East and Mid-West. It is widely recognized as one of the innovative “smart” US cities internationally and was among the first US cities to be officially recognized by US Ignite (us-ignite.org) as a Smart Gigabit Community. This designation indicates a commitment by the community to leverage advanced science, mathematics, engineering, computing and networking technologies to improve city processes and quality of life for all citizens. The city’s ongoing dedication to advancing technology has attracted dozens of startups to join companies already here such as Volkswagen, Amazon, Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United. The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. . Job Faculty Primary Location US-Tennessee-Chattanooga Organization Utc Research Institute Campus/Institute Chattanooga Schedule Full-time Job Posting Sep 20, 2023, 8:25:58 PM EEO/AA Statement / Non-Discrimination Statement The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the (OED). 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