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Assistant Professor / Associate Professor (Department of Physics)

About the position

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and the Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a joint position for the experimental study of cold gases of neutral atoms, as platforms for quantum simulations and computation. CQT and NUS Physics Department are fully committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion at NUS and across larger science communities. We aim to create a respectful and supportive environment where all our faculty members have the opportunities to thrive.

The position is open at the level of tenure-track. Applicants may also be considered for the highly competitive NUS Presidential Young Professorship ( A higher level of seniority may also be considered, offering a tenured position.

CQT is the main academic branch of the growing quantum ecosystem in Singapore. It features a unique interdisciplinary profile, covering various experimental platforms for quantum technologies alongside theoretical activity in both physics and computer science. The Department of Physics of NUS, besides quantum technologies, has world-class expertise in condensed matter physics, biophysics, and the physics of materials, among others.

The candidate should hold a Doctorate in Physics and have demonstrated outstanding competence in designing and carrying out experiments in cold atomic gases. The successful candidate must also be able to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The remuneration package is internationally competitive, with a flexible wage system, composing of an annual base salary and a performance bonus component for good performers, and attractive work-life benefits such as childcare leave. Faculty members who are not Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents may receive, in lieu of provident fund benefits, a monthly Special Payment for Foreign staff, and subsidized housing benefits.

A start-up package is available for newly recruited faculty members to facilitate the establishment of their research programmes.

Singapore is a stimulating place to live and work. It unites a multicultural population in a cosmopolitan city with a pleasant and safe environment. The mixture of Asian roots with strong European and American elements and an essentially English speaking society provides people from all nationalities with an optimal basis for integration. For convenient travelling, Singapore's major aviation hub provides a variety of direct and non-stop connections to almost all parts of the world. Further information about Singapore can be accessed at

Application deadline: An initial screening of applications will take place in January 2024, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of research, teaching interests and professional goals. Candidates applying for a tenure-track position should provide names of three references (including main PhD supervisor). Candidate for a tenured position should provide names of five references. For further enquiries, please contact CQT Director ( or Head of the Department of Physics (

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Faculty of Science
Department: Physics
Job requisition ID: 22559

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