Open Positions

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University ( seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. We envision a junior hire to complement existing strengths in the condensed matter group. Areas of current research interest in the Department include non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall physics, nanoscale phenomena, novel topological phases of matter, quantum computing and information processing, and exotic superconductivity. The experimental condensed matter group also makes frequent use of the state-of-the-art facilities available in Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center ( Individuals pursuing novel experimental techniques to probe condensed matter systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor in Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University ( seeks applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Faculty Openings in Quantum Photonics

Purdue University’s College of Engineering and College of Science have identified quantum photonics as a major thrust for cross-disciplinary education and research, including theory, modeling and experiment, and are accepting applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in this area at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level. Recently, conceptual and technical advances have pointed to the beginning of a new era for the physical, chemical, and information sciences and related technologies – the era of Quantum Science and Engineering. Quantum photonics is a center stage in this new emerging field, combining photonic and quantum technologies and cutting across the areas of computer science, theoretical and experimental physics, chemistry, material science and device engineering. Purdue University has embarked on a new quantum photonics initiative to exploit optical and quantum technologies that are expected to have transformative impact on our society, by enabling quantum computation and communication, new approaches to metrology and quantum sensing, as well as novel materials that are designed and engineered at the quantum level, quantum metamaterials, with unique properties unattainable in natural materials. This initiative will build on the existing strengths and leverage the nanotechnology, quantum science and engineering, and photonics capabilities of both Purdue Colleges and Purdue’s Discovery and Research Parks.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Spintronics and Nanomagnetics

The College of Engineering at Purdue University have identified spintronics and nanomagnetics as one of the strategic growth areas that emphasize team based research with a focus on the potential for impact.

Post-Doctoral Positions

Time Domain Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Prof. Dan Milisavljevic on research topics connected with Time Domain Astrophysics.

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Biophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Theoretical Biophysics at Purdue University in the group of Professor Andrew Mugler. The Mugler Group investigates the physics of cell sensing and cell-cell communication. Current topics include collective sensing, collective migration, and non-equilibrium statistical physics. For more information see

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