Associate Professor / Professor - Quantum Information Science

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Quantum Information Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Physics or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching in Quantum Information Science. 

The successful candidate will be a theorist or experimentalist with an outstanding record of research in quantum information science (broadly defined). We also seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement the existing strengths of the Department of Physics (see We are looking for a leader, working at the forefront of their field, who will be able to strategically develop and champion quantum science and technology across the University. 

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the development of courses that will strengthen our curriculum in quantum information science at all levels, and to contribute to the enrichment of undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. 

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, indicative of an established research program that is at the highest international level, as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.   

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments as described in the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. 

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The successful candidate will complement and have the opportunity to collaborate with the vibrant quantum optics, quantum condensed matter, and high-energy physics research groups in the Department of Physics, and with the University of Toronto’s growing group of researchers working in Quantum Science and Technology. The research setting at the University of Toronto is further enriched by the interdisciplinary Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control, the Centre for Quantum Materials, the Quantum Stream in the Creative Destruction Lab, and the Vector Institute. Computational facilities include SciNet, the most powerful university-based advanced research computing facility in Canada. The Canadian Federal Government is making a major nationwide investment in the National Quantum Strategy, and the successful candidate may be eligible for this exciting new funding initiative. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests and their alignment with Canada’s National Quantum Strategy; two recent research publications; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement that describes their teaching philosophy and teaching experience, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.  

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ


Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Mr. Chris McGugan at  

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of January 10, 2024. 

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


Diversity Statement
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The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

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