Assistant Professor - Experimental Quantum Optics - Toronto

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Experimental Quantum Optics / AMO Physics - 1401818

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Physics

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Sep 9, 2014

Job Closing: Dec 12, 2014 Open Until Filled


The Department of Physics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics and/or Experimental Quantum Optics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and commence on July 1, 2015. 

We seek a candidate with the ability to build a strong independent experimental research program in a cutting-edge area of quantum optics broadly defined, which could for instance range from semiconductor quantum optics to degenerate atomic gases to quantum information (on any of a variety of platforms).  The ideal candidate will have some overlap in interests and techniques with the existing groups, but complement the present efforts at the University of Toronto, which include (among other areas) photonic bandgaps, trapped ion physics, spin dynamics and quantum simulation in degenerate Fermi gases, laser-induced plasmas, entangled photons and quantum cryptography, ultrafast spectroscopy, quantum control, and quantum foundations.  The successful candidate will join a cluster of eight faculty members in quantum optics, within a department that covers all areas of physics (including biophysics and atmospheric physics groups with a heavy use of modern optical techniques). The university-wide presence in nonlinear and quantum optics spans several faculties and departments and is among the most substantial in North America.  Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.  Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current research interests, a five-year research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of relevant teaching experience.  A copy of the publication you consider most significant and/or relevant to the application may optionally be included.   All application materials should be submitted online.  Submission guidelines can be found at:

In addition, applicants should ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the Department Chair, Stephen Julian, via email to, by the closing date, December 12, 2014. If you have questions about this position, please contact Mr. Christopher McGugan at

For more information on the Department of Physics, please visit our website at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Thursday, December 4, 2014