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Faculty positions

The Department of Physics invites applications for a faculty position, to start in Fall 2024. We are conducting an open-rank search for both experimentalists and theorists. We will most strongly consider experimentalists in the fields of quantum optics and photonics; ultrafast science; and quantum materials and devices, and we will consider theorists across all subfields.

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