Lecturer - Experimental Quantum Laboratory

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

University of Chicago Chicago, IL

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The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) is a unique interdisciplinary institute launched by the University of Chicago in 2011 with the aim of translating molecular-level science into technological solutions with potential societal impact in health care, energy, environmental sustainability and information technology. An independent unit within the university, IME is also affiliated with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and joint appointment is encouraged when appropriate.

The University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) seeks a creative, highly motivated Laboratory Instructor for its Experimental Quantum Laboratory. The successful applicant will lead an effort to design, assemble, and teach a set of advanced laboratories focused on experimental quantum science, in conjunction with related lecture classes. These laboratories will be taken by University of Chicago undergraduates enrolled in the IME's undergraduate B.S. program. Topics will include optics; microwave engineering; semiconductor devices; advanced instrumentation; and labs covering fundamental quantum science experiments and including numerical modeling. The successful candidate will be able to design and construct compelling instructional experimental setups; generate clear and compelling teaching materials; work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds; and plan and pursue expansion of the lab facilities.

The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable pending satisfactory performance, with longer contract periods available in subsequent years. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in physics, electrical engineering, a related field, or in science education; experience with scientific instrumentation; evidence of strong communication skills. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references to be contacted separately for letters, and a 3-5 page writing sample describing three distinct quantum experiments that could be taught as part of the lab. Each topic covered in the writing sample should include: details of the experimental setup; learning goals; measurements to be performed; how results will be reported.

To apply, please visit the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, https//academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ and requisition # 03097. The review of the applications will start on October 16, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.