Assistant Professor: Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Computing - MIT

The Mathematics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) together with the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC) is seeking to fill one position in Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Computing at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023 (for the 2023-2024 academic year, or as soon thereafter as possible). Specific topics of interest include quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum information, and quantum cryptography.  Appointments are based primarily on exceptional research qualifications. Appointees will be required to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field required by employment start date.


The successful candidate will have a shared appointment in both the Mathematics Department and SCC, in either the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Faculty duties will include teaching, conducting original scholarly research, supervising and mentoring students, and playing an active role in shaping the academic work and cultures of both the Mathematics Department and SCC communities. Appointees are expected to teach in both the Mathematics Department and in educational programs of SCC.


The Mathematics Department and SCC offer supportive mentorship to junior faculty, an exceptional environment for research, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal-opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.  MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


For more information and to apply, please visit To receive full consideration, submit applications by December 1, 2022. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022