Joint Faculty and Research Scientist Position in Theoretical/Computational Quantum Condensed Matter and Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

  • By Ke Xu
  • 1 November 2018

The Department of Physics at New York University, jointly with the Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute, invites applications for a position in the general area of theoretical/computational quantum condensed matter and atomic molecular and optical physics. The position is a 50-50 joint appointment between New York University and CCQ, with the appointee spending half of her or his effort in each place. At NYU the opening is at the tenure track Assistant Professor level and, at CCQ, it is at the Associate Research Scientist level. The position is based at the Simons Foundation and NYU offices in New York City. It is expected that, subject to satisfactory progress in research, the Associate Research Scientist Appointment will continue for the duration of
the NYU untenured faculty appointment.

A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required, and candidates will typically have 1-6 years of postdoctoral research experience, although more senior candidates may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The responsibilities for this joint position include but are not limited to: establishing a leading research program with a significant computational component; teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at NYU; contributing to the scientific activities at the Flatiron Institute by assisting with the organization of CCQ-related conferences, workshops group seminars and summer programs, and to supervise research conducted by Flatiron Research Fellows and summer interns. The holder of this joint appointment may be eligible for consideration for promotion to a full time NYU tenured professorship according NYU's standard policies and procedures. A part time CCQ appointment might also be possible post NYU tenure.

In order to be considered for this joint appointment, candidates must submit their application in two places: to NYU at

and to CCQ at

The application materials should include a letter describing current and planned research and teaching activities, a curriculum vitae, list of publications. The NYU application should include the names and contact information of three references. The candidate should also have these three references letters emailed directly to CCQ at