Staff Positons

The Department of Physics has a new opportunity for an associate director of the MS in Physics – Quantum Computing (MSPQC) program and the Wisconsin Quantum Institute (WQI). We are looking for someone with formal training in physics or a related field who is ready to move into this exciting new leadership role. This position provides guidance and managerial responsibility for both MSPQC and WQI, working closely with the faculty directors to define and execute strategic priorities. This position will: translate strategic priorities into project objectives, develop and maintain productive relationships with prospective employers, ensure that high educational standards are maintained, coordinate academic program assessment, supervise personnel and guide purchasing decisions including the acquisition of equipment for the quantum computing instructional laboratory, assist in the preparation of grant proposals for external funding, coordinate quantum research activities across campus, and manage day-to-day administration and resource allocation.

Apply by July 15

Faculty Positions

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Assistant Professor — Electrical and Computer Engineering

As part of a strategic hiring initiative, the College of Engineering is investing in hiring future leaders in the areas of robotics and automation, energy systems, and advanced materials and design. With this posting, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in the broad discipline of 2D/quantum materials for device applications across any of the four pillars of quantum engineering: communications, sensing, networking, and computing. The department is especially interested in candidates with experimental expertise in quantum technologies. Candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will develop strong collaborations in quantum materials research at UW-Madison, both within the College of Engineering and across campus through the Wisconsin Quantum Institute.

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Assistant, Associate, Professor — Quantum Science and Engineering Cluster Hire

This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. As part of the initiative there is a new position vacancy in the Departments of Physics (PVL 241344), and two recently filled in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. It is anticipated that the successful candidate in physics will develop strong collaborations with the existing quantum research at UW Madison, within the Wisconsin Quantum Institute and the HQAN and Q-Next quantum centers, as well as with other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

The department of Physics has strong experimental and theoretical programs in qubit devices based on neutral atoms, quantum dots, and superconductors, as well as related areas of quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum sensors, and quantum information theory. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related research groups.

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Postdoctoral Positions

No positions currently open; please contact individual WQI faculty to inquire about opportunities in their groups