Associate or Full Professor in Experimental Quantum Information Science

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo (UW) is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a senior hire at the Associate or Full Professor level, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020.

A PhD, demonstrated evidence of running a world-class research program in experimental quantum information science and technology, a clear vision of the future impact of quantum technology, and effective teaching are required. Responsibilities include the supervision of graduate students and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Based on qualifications, a salary range of $175,000 to $250,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. IQC, UW and the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) are committed to providing an exceptional startup package to enable the establishment of an experimental effort capable of achieving breakthrough discoveries. The search is open to all areas of experimental quantum information, IQC and TQT are particularly interested in adding capacity in coherent optomechanics and hybrid quantum systems. Full consideration for this position is assured only for applications received by December 1, 2019. Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/positions and arrange for three referees to upload letters of reference.

IQC is a collaborative research institute at the University of Waterloo focused on quantum information science and technology, ranging from the theory of quantum information to practical applications. At present, IQC has a complement of 32 faculty members from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Membership in IQC is renewable, with an initial appointment of 5 years, and comes with research space, a teaching reduction of one course per year, and a stipend. Information about research at IQC can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/iqc/research, and https://tqt.uwaterloo.ca/. The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular faculty member of the Department of Chemistry or Department of Physics & Astronomy within the Faculty of Science.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. As such, we encourage applications from women, First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, please contact the IQC Director at iqc-dtr@uwaterloo.ca.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

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