Job DescriptionAs part of plans to build on existing strengths, expand in thefield of quantum information science, and align with state-wideinvestments in data sciences and cybersecurity, the College ofScience at Virginia Tech ( http://www.science.vt.edu/ )invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position inTheoretical Quantum Information Science at any rank (assistantprofessor, associate professor, or full professor). Areas ofinterest include, but are not limited to, quantum informationtheory, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms, quantumcontrol, quantum sensing, the interface of quantum information andmany-body theory, holography in quantum information, quantumnetworks, theory of entanglement, adiabatic quantum computation,and topological quantum computation.Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Virginia Techand the College of Science. Our excellence can only be fullyrealized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitmentto these values. The Departments of Mathematics and Physics seekcandidates whose research, teaching or service has prepared them tocontribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in highereducation.Expectations for this position include: The development of avigorous and externally well-funded research program, effectiveinstruction in mathematics and/or physics at the undergraduate andgraduate levels, and to actively participate in department,college, and university governance. The successful candidate willbecome a faculty member either in the Mathematics or Physicsdepartment. Joint appointments between the two departments willalso be considered, as appropriate. The faculty handbook (availableat http://www.provost.vt.edu/ )provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities atVirginia Tech.Required QualificationsApplicants must hold a Ph.D. in math, physics or a closely relatedfield by appointment start date. They should demonstrate a strongrecord of accomplishments and creativity in quantum informationscience research; a desire to advise and teach a student body whichis diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, andabilities; and commitment / sensitivity to address issues ofdiversity in the university community. The position requiresoccasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.Preferred QualificationsPreferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience,experience with interdisciplinary research at the interface ofphysics and math in quantum information science, as well ascreativity and leadership skills.Review DateNovember 18, 2019Additional InformationThe successful candidates will be required to have a criminalconviction checkApplication procedure:Candidates should apply at https://jobs.vt.edu/ (#511485). Theapplication package must include (i) a cover letter, (ii)curriculum vitae with publication list, (iii) a statement ofongoing and planned research, (iv) a brief description of teachingphilosophy , and (v) astatement of any previous activities or future plans aimed atexpanding diversity and/or mentoring of underrepresented groups,and how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment tobuild a culturally diverse educational environment ( http://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ ).Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to bedirectly emailed to [email protected] . Review ofapplications will begin on November 18, 2019, and will continueuntil the position is filled; to ensure full consideration,complete application packages and reference letters should bereceived by November 18, 2019. As part of the hiring process, thesuccessful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Theexpected position starting date is August 10, 2020. Questionsregarding the position may be directed to [email protected] .The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechVirginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodationplease contact the hiring department.Advertised: October 15, 2019Applications close:
Deactivated parking meters line Ocean Avenue in Ocean City, NJ. The meter heads were removed in early- to mid-October last year and did not return until May.City Council has a complete agenda for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, but here are a few items that might be of special interest:Yoga Studios in the Neighborhood Business Zone: Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance that would permit yoga and dance studios in the Neighborhood Business (NB) Zone. The zone includes parts of West Avenue (between Second and Fourth streets), 55th Street and other small pockets on the island.Parking Fee Changes: Council will consider changes to the ordinance that governs parking fees. One amendment would change the language that technically requires parking meters to be in effect through Oct. 31. The change would have meters in effect “no later than” Oct. 31. The city often begins to remove meter heads for the winter after the Fall Block Party on Columbus Day Weekend. The ordinance adds an unmetered lot on the multi-purpose field behind Carey Stadium (with the city finance director setting rules for if and when that field is used for parking). A complete list of the proposed changes (marked in red) are included in the PDF below.Elimination of Community Operations Department: City Council will hold a public hearing and second reading on a restructuring of city departments that would eliminate the new Department of Community Operations. Read more: Ocean City May Eliminate New Community Operations Department.Snug Harbor Dredging: City Council will consider awarding a $937,900 contract to Wickberg Marine Contracting of Belford, N.J. (the same company emptying “Site 83″ off Roosevelt Boulevard) to dredge Snug Harbor starting as early as Sept. 9. Read more: A Costly Quest to Unclog Ocean City Lagoons and BaysideSkate Park Fence: City Council will consider spending an extra $15,000 for a nicer fence around the new skateboard park under construction. The new fence would include black aluminum pickets.For complete text of all agenda items and supporting documentation, see the PDF below.Download (PDF, 3.13MB)
Ex-Black Stars handed, Michael Essien says Olympique Lyon played a major role in making him a “senior player” at a very young age.Essien joined the French Ligue 1 side in 2003 where he stayed until his big summer move to Chelsea in 2005.While at Lyon, the Ghanaian international won two league titles, and two Trophée des Champions.In an interview with 3news, the former Chelsea star praised the French league team in their ability to nurture young talents into mature players.“It moved me from being a young player to a senior player at a big club, so, it helped me grow up and feature on the big stage.”“I gained a lot of experience in a short space of time.“I think the set-up of the club as a whole and the longevity of the president [has helped], there has been continuity and they also know how to develop good players.“The two titles and Champions League games will be my favourite memories.”Since making the move from Lyon, Michael Essien played for clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan Panathinaikos, Persib Bandung and Sabail in Azerbaijan.Essien, 37, recently announced he has left Azerbaijani club, Sabail, and is without a club at the moment.