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Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Assistant Professor in Atomic Layers and Quantum Optics
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The Hampton University Department of Physics invites nominations and applications for at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Assistant Professor in Atomic Layers and Quantum Optics, beginning September 1, 2017.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department of Physics offers Ph.D., MS, and BS degrees.



Duties and Responsibilities

Successful applicants are expected to lead the project over the next year(s) with optional reappointment based on satisfactory performance and available funding. The duties and responsibilities include: 1) active research and publications in top-tier journals; 2) research leadership with junior colleagues/research assistants; 3) acceptance on laboratory-wide research activities and strong research interaction with the program leader.


The Quantum Optics and NanoPhotonics Laboratory in the Department of Physics at Hampton University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in physics or a related discipline; at least one first-authored article in top-tier journal is highly desirable. The strong preferences include sufficient experience with atomic layers and optoelectronic devices, quantum optics, micro spectroscopy, imaging, or/and quantum nonlinear optics.  Experience managing or supervising multiple junior colleagues on research team(s) is also desirable. The successful applicant should have research experience(s) in topical areas of quantum nonlinear optics, quantum coherence in atomic layers, and optoelectronic devices, but not limited to exciton polariton laser, piezoelectric devices, Hall devices, white light LEDs, thermoelectric devices, etc.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment professional and scholarly work and research interest and experience in atomic layers and/or quantum nonlinear optics; a curriculum vitae with a complete publication list, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to bagher.tabibi@hamptonu.edu or via regular mail to:


Dr. Bagher Tabibi

Department of Physics

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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