Open Positions

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University seeks applications for a tenure track position in the area of Astrophysics. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are interested in outstanding scientists with a strong research program that will augment the existing strengths of our department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a synergy with our current program while pursuing new directions. The astrophysics group at Purdue has a strong focus on high energy astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, and dark matter experiment, with partnerships in several major facilities including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, VERITAS, and XENON1T. Purdue University is also a world leader in high performance scientific computing and data storage facilities.

Faculty Openings in Quantum Photonics

Purdue University’s College of Engineering and College of Science have identified quantum photonics as a major thrust for cross-disciplinary education and research, including theory, modeling and experiment, and are accepting applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in this area at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level. Recently, conceptual and technical advances have pointed to the beginning of a new era for the physical, chemical, and information sciences and related technologies – the era of Quantum Science and Engineering. Quantum photonics is a center stage in this new emerging field, combining photonic and quantum technologies and cutting across the areas of computer science, theoretical and experimental physics, chemistry, material science and device engineering. Purdue University has embarked on a new quantum photonics initiative to exploit optical and quantum technologies that are expected to have transformative impact on our society, by enabling quantum computation and communication, new approaches to metrology and quantum sensing, as well as novel materials that are designed and engineered at the quantum level, quantum metamaterials, with unique properties unattainable in natural materials. This initiative will build on the existing strengths and leverage the nanotechnology, quantum science and engineering, and photonics capabilities of both Purdue Colleges and Purdue’s Discovery and Research Parks.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Spintronics and Nanomagnetics

The College of Engineering at Purdue University have identified spintronics and nanomagnetics as one of the strategic growth areas that emphasize team based research with a focus on the potential for impact.

Faculty Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue ( seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of theoretical high-energy physics.

Post-Doctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Biophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Theoretical Biophysics at Purdue University in the group of Professor Andrew Mugler. The Mugler Group investigates the physics of cell sensing and cell-cell communication. Current topics include collective sensing, collective migration, and non-equilibrium statistical physics. For more information see

Station Q Purdue

At Station Q Purdue we are activity searching for a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to MBE growth of high spin-orbit coupled (SOC) arsenide/antimonide semiconductors epitaxially coupled to superconductors and magnetic insulators.

Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in theoretical high energy astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.

High Energy Astrophysics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in high energy astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, CERN-CMS Experiment Purdue University

The Purdue High Energy Nuclear Physics group studies relativistic heavy-ion collisions as members of the RHIC-STAR and LHC-CMS experiments.

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