Job Opportunities

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Faculty

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in Experimental Quantum Information Science anticipated to start in the fall of 2016. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field. Areas of specialization may include a wide range of experimental techniques such as Quantum Optics, Cold Atoms, Trapped Ions, Quantum Opto-Mechanics, Josephson devices, and other quantum coherent systems. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to build their laboratory as well as a deep understanding of both the underlying physics and experimental methodology. Applications—including curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests related to the position, a statement of current research activities and future projects, as well as the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for references—should be uploaded by December 1, 2015. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  


Non-Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, may have one or more non-tenure-track faculty openings in the coming 12 months for teaching positions (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Master Lecturer, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), Professor (Teaching), Assistant Professor of the Practice, Associate Professor of the Practice, and Professor of the Practice). Duties may include teaching up to five courses per academic year. The section will be assigned based on the candidate’s expertise and program needs. 

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in relevant field and demonstrated teaching excellence in the subject area. If you would like to submit your CV to be held for consideration if there is an opening, please email to and reference NTT Teaching position in the subject line. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must also apply online at

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.



  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk
  • ACB 439
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484