Job Openings

2019 Experimental & Theoretical Quantum Information Science




The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty position in Experimental Quantum Information Science (QIS), as part of a larger new UIUC multi-disciplinary focus on QIS. Physicists from all subfields of QIS—including computation, communication, materials, sensing, and fundamental and applied science—and working with various platforms (e.g., solid state and AMO) are encouraged to apply. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, have a strong publication record, and to lead a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of the field. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2019, though later applications will be accepted. Please visit to view the complete position announcement and application instructions

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ICMT Moore Postdoctoral Search 2020-2021

Applications are invited to fill several Moore postdoctoral positions in condensed matter theory at the ICMT, starting in August 2021, (see FAQ). Applications for these positions are encouraged from outstanding individuals, regardless of specialty.

Postdoctoral fellowships provide especially wide latitude in choosing research activities, and fellows are encouraged to be broadly engaged with condensed matter research activities at Illinois.

Departmental postdoctoral positions are typically more closely tied to a specific supporting projects. However, all Illinois postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive opportunities provided to develop breadth through wide-ranging collaborations. Condensed matter theory faculty at Illinois interact with other theorists at Illinois, with the superb and large experimental condensed matter group, including members of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and have access to unparalleled facilities for computation through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, including the new Blue Waters facility. They also interact with biologists elsewhere on campus, including through the University's Institute for Genomic Biology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity 2020-2021

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Illinois Relativity Group. The candidate should have expertise in numerical relativity and relativistic astrophysics. Some experience in computational hydrodynamics and/or computational MHD would be desirable.

Applicants should go online at to submit their application, which must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests, and the names, mailing and email addresses of three references. Please contact Janice Benner at if you have any questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2020 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is AUG 15, 2021.

The successful applicant will join Professor Stuart Shapiro in developing and applying the tools of numerical relativity and computational hydrodynamics, MHD, and stellar dynamics to tackle diverse problems in general relativity and astrophysics. Recent topics include the inspiral and coalescence of compact binaries, the generation of gravitational waves, magnetized neutron stars, magnetorotational stellar collapse, accretion onto isolated and binary black holes, the formation and cosmological growth of supermassive black holes in the early universe, and the dynamics of dark matter halos and spikes around black holes. Some of this work is geared to identifying astrophysically plausible, strong-?eld sources of gravitational waves and calculating gravitational waveforms detectable by LIGO/VIRGO, KAGRA, LISA and the PTA. For these "multimessenger" sources we are also exploring counterpart electromagnetic signals, including gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae, as well as neutrinos.

In addition to Professor Shapiro, the Illinois Relativity Group includes Professors Nicolas Yunes and Helvi Witek, their postdocs, PhD and undergraduate research students. It maintains close interactions with colleagues in Physics, Astronomy and NCSA, in addition to several outside collaborators.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.