Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, Quantum Optics

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Optics & Photonics

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, Quantum Optics

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor, or a tenured associate professor or professor position in the area of quantum optics, with preference for experimentalists. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, solid state quantum optical memories, quantum communications and cryptography, optical implementations of quantum computing, single-photon and entangled-photon sources, and photon-counting detectors.


CREOL is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. The college offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in optics and photonics, and a B.S. degree in photonic science and engineering. The faculty engages in fundamental and applied research and education in lasers, optical fibers, semiconductor and integrated photonic devices, nonlinear and quantum optics, and imaging, sensing, and displays. The college is now home to the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), theTownes Laser Institute (TLI), and the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST). In addition, the College of Medicine, which includes the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, provides rich opportunities for collaboration.  For more information see


UCF is undergoing rapid growth in the size of external research funding, academic stature, and student and faculty diversity. UCF supports and benefits from economic growth in Central Florida which is emerging as a major hub for technology development. The university is located in the metropolitan Orlando area which offers a vibrant lifestyle and a variety of cultural and recreational activities.


AA-College of Optics and Photonics, CREOL

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Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in optics or a closely related discipline and strong research experience with a record of scholarly publications.


In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a top-quality, vigorous, highly visible research program, teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to service in the institution and profession.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, candidates should upload supporting documents such as a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching plan, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.


Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. 


Review of applicants will begin on September 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.


For more information about this position, please contact Professor Ayman Abouraddy, Search Committee Chair, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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