Assistant Professor, Experimental Quantum Information Science and Technology - University of Calgary

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 and at

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, 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.

More info and application

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.

Monday, October 22, 2018