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Faculty (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), Physics

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, US
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

Job Details

The Department of Physics ( at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York is seeking to fill an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in experimental physics in the area of biological applications of quantum science and technologies. The successful candidate is expected to build an active research program in developing concepts/techniques/materials for quantum imaging and/or quantum sensing with potential applications in the broad area of life sciences at scales beyond the reach of conventional techniques.

The Department of Physics is entering a period of significant growth: two tenure­ track faculty members (an experimental physicist working in MBE growth of quantum materials and a theoretical physicist working in quantum information processing/quantum optics) started this year. This position is part of a multi-year, multi-faculty recruitment effort in quantum science and technology supported by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the State of New York.

The Department is a vibrant community with a long tradition and strong commitment to excellence in research, service, and teaching. Research interests within the Department span the traditional disciplines of physics - condensed matter physics, biophysics, high energy physics and cosmology and non-linear dynamics. We benefit greatly from collaborative affiliations with researchers within the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Pharmacy; the Centers of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Materials Informatics; and the Center for Computational Research.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages (­ services/for-faculty-staff/benefits/state/uup.html).

About The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo (

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in the Physical Sciences or related fields; post-doctoral experience;
  • Applicants are expected to show an active record of funding, publications, and presentations appropriate to rank;
  • Applicants will be expected to be committed to undergraduate and graduate education.

Posting Alerts

  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be given priority consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled;
  • Research statement should describe proposed research projects;
  • In line with UB’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, applicants are encouraged to highlight their commitment to diversity and inclusion in their application materials;
  • All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

Additional Information

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Physics Asks Big Questions

The Department of Physics offers vigorous, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research programs in new materials, nanoscience, quantum devices, biomolecular physics, complex systems, cosmology, high-energy physics and atmospheric physics. For recent news and activities please see our newsletter Interactions.

The Department is committed in providing a fair, just, safe, supportive, and equitable place for all to learn about physics and to perform ground-breaking research. Please read the Department's full statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

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