Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Quantum Computing

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695
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Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Quantum Computing
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites applications and nominations for the Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Quantum Computing. The appointment to this endowed chair will help lead the growth of a multidisciplinary university activity synergistic with the IBM Q Hub at NC State, The appointment will be at the tenured, Full Professor level, and all areas of quantum computing will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to build an internationally recognized research program, demonstrate ability to attract external funding, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is expected to serve as research adviser for doctoral students.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, physics or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research.


The ECE Department is one of the top 10 suppliers of ECE talent at the BS level in the US, and also ranks among the top ECE Departments in total annual research expenditures (ASEE). The department is located in state-of-the-art facilities on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the position advertised at


The University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area, and ECE faculty members collaborate routinely with local industry. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants should submit the following online at (reference position number 00005071): Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and names and complete contact information of four references,including email addresses and phone numbers. Inquiries may be sent via email to the Faculty Search Committee Chair,


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.




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