November 12, 2020

Electrical & Computer Engineering - University of Washington

In alignment with ongoing efforts to position the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest as a leader in the nascent field of quantum-enabled technologies over the next few years, the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) invites interested and qualified individuals to apply for two tenure-track faculty positions with expertise in Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) at the rank of assistant professor.
Candidates making connections between QIST and data science, circuits, devices, controls, computer engineering, information theory and other existing efforts in the ECE department are particularly encouraged to apply, but all areas of QIST will be considered. The positions are multi-year appointments with nine-month service periods with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2020 to receive full consideration.
UW ECE offers an innovative, collaborative and inclusive environment in which our faculty and students succeed at finding impactful solutions to today’s challenges. The Seattle area is particularly attractive given the presence of significant industrial research laboratories, top technology companies, as well as a vibrant technology-driven entrepreneurial community that further enhances the intellectual atmosphere. We look forward to learning how the applicants’ experience or future plans for teaching, research and service would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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“Our vision is for UW to have expertise across the full quantum stack,” said Kai-Mei Fu, UW associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics and co-chair of UW’s interdisciplinary QuantumX Initiative. “Our future colleagues in ECE, ME, and CSE will help UW address the key QIST engineering challenges of performance and scalability. We want to help develop a Quantum Silicon Valley in the Pacific Northwest, and we want UW to be the #1 place in the world for students to come and build their skills in QIST.”
The new UW ECE positions are supported by a University of Washington College of Engineering (CoE) cluster hiring initiative in QIST, which also includes a new faculty hire in the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), while new Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) hires in QIST will be closely aligned with UW’s community of QIST researchers.
Further details of the openings can be found here. For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact prior to applying.