School: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department/Area: Electrical Engineering
The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in photonic systems, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022. We invite applications in all areas related to photonic circuits and networks, including microwave, terahertz and optical frequencies, and length scales from on-chip circuits to long-haul networks. Examples of application areas include optical interconnects, photonic-electronic interfaces, bio-imaging systems, and photonic-enabled quantum information processing.
Photonics research at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, an excellent location relative to neighboring institutions, and significant industrial collaboration. It is also aided by exceptional nanofabrication resources at the Center for Nanoscale Structures (CNS). The successful candidate will benefit from university-wide initiatives that include the Harvard Quantum Initiative (HQI), the Quantitative Biology Initiative, and the Center for the Environment; and the successful candidate will be joining an interdisciplinary team of SEAS faculty that spans two areas, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics. Information about Harvard's current faculty, research, and educational programs in these areas is available at https://www.seas.harvard.edu/electrical-engineering and https://www.seas.harvard.edu/applied-physics.
Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics or related fields by the expected start date.
We seek candidates who have a strong research record and commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training. In particular, we are looking for broadly educated and multidisciplinary applicants who can interact with a wide range of faculty in materials science, computer science and engineering, bioengineering, and other areas of SEAS. SEAS values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
Required application documents are a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. SEAS is a highly interdisciplinary environment without traditional departments, but the teaching statement should indicate a primary teaching area (e.g. applied physics, electrical engineering). In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate's undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2021, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.