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Quantum Information Science, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Work Type: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Sciences

Job Title

Quantum Information Science, Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Physics and Astronomy

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


The salary is $50,000 per year and includes a full benefits package.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow position (# K23010). This is a temporary one-year appointment with a possible annual renewal for an additional year, depending on the selected candidate’s continued interest, performance, and funding. The start date for the position is October 1, 2023.

We seek a qualified scholar with experience in theory and computation in the field of quantum information science, including quantum optics. The postdoctoral scholar will join a research project focused on numerical study and method development in quantum control of different quantum emitter systems. The project is funded by a National Science Foundation grant, NSF ExpandQISE (index # 222040, PI: Dr. Hanna Terletska). The project focuses on providing theoretical modeling and analysis that will enable efficient control of the spectral properties of different quantum emitters using external field protocols.

Required Education

A terminal degree in physics, quantum information systems, or a closely related field is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Those with experience in theoretical and quantum information theory, open quantum systems, quantum optics, quantum estimations, or many-body quantum physics will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include the following documents as separate attachments during online application submittal: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement (as appropriate to the discipline). 

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Hanna Terletska at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 09/23/2023

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