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CUNY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Photonics - Advanced Science Research Center in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Photonics - Advanced Science Research Center

Job ID: 19422

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Photonics Initiative at ASRC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank.

We seek an outstanding scientist with strong records of significant research accomplishments in the fields of: nanophotonics, plasmonics, nano-optics, quantum optics, optomechanics, terahertz technology, ultrafast spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, electromagnetic theory and applications, metamaterials, bio-photonics, and other fields broadly related to photonics and electromagnetics.

Faculty members will perform teaching, research and mentoring duties in the area(s) of expertise, share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


A preferred candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in a photonics related area, demonstrated achievements in research scholarship, and a commitment to conducting high-level scientific research adopting interdisciplinary approaches. We encourage applications from candidates with innovative ideas, open to interdisciplinary approaches and with a demonstrated use of a wide range of experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to tackle fundamental questions in photonics.

Individuals considered for these positions are expected to serve a major role in shaping an outstanding research mission at the ASRC, while fulfilling the educational mission of the New York City Public University System at CUNY.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Please apply for this position on Academic Jobs Online website:

Application Requirements:

1) a curriculum vitae;

2) a 1-2 page cover letter summarizing research accomplishments and views on interdisciplinary research;

3) a brief (3 page maximum) research statement;

4) a brief (3 page maximum) teaching statement;

5) Contact information for at least three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization).

Please upload all documents as one document, in Word or PDF format.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 5, 2018


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