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Assistant Professor, Experimental Quantum Information Science and Technology, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 16670

Updated: October 19, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Experimental Quantum Information Science and Technology.

Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics (or equivalent) at the time of appointment. Successful applicants must be enthusiastic about contributing to teaching and research, and demonstrate the potential to excel in both. Postdoctoral experience and a record of high-quality research publications are expected. Evidence of strength in teaching practices, activities, and responsibilities is a strong asset.

Applicants are sought in the area of experimental quantum information science and technology. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program aligned with the University of Calgary's Eyes High vision, and to provide high-quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will actively recruit and supervise graduate students. Peer-reviewed external funding is expected to be obtained and sustained. Industrial partnerships are also encouraged, as appropriate.

Recently ranked #1 among young universities in Canada, the University of Calgary has significant ongoing research activities associated with our internationally known Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST). One particular area of strength is quantum optics, in which area we have recently recruited a new faculty member whose focus will be quantum networks. The present advertisement is intentionally broader; the successful applicant should be able to work in collaboration with other researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in IQST.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Canada's leaders, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. It has sizeable undergraduate and graduate programs, state-of-the-art laboratories, and successful multi-disciplinary linkages. Calgary is a multi-cultural city beside the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Further information is available at http://www.phas.ucalgary.ca and at http://iqst.ca

Interested applicants should send a CV, a concise description of their research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of 3 references via email to phashead@ucalgary.ca, or physical mail to:

Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada   T2N 1N4

The deadline for applications is November 21, 2018.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

 

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