Assistant Professor: Quantum Information Theory - Yale

The Department of Applied Physics at Yale University and the Yale Quantum Institute invite applications for a faculty appointment in the area of theoretical quantum information science and technology. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level. Quantum science and engineering is one of five top priority areas identified in the University’s Science Strategy Report and we have a vibrant and expanding community both in the Yale Quantum Institute and described more broadly at Quantum at Yale. Yale is engaged in a campus-wide investment in quantum science, engineering, and materials. Along with multiple appointments in these areas, the University has committed to, and is in the planning stages for, a new Physical Science and Engineering building which will provide state-of-the-art facilities in quantum science, including quantum information science and quantum computing.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Applied Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. 


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Application Instructions

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio and apply at and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. Candidates should arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. Applications that are complete by December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to the search committee at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022