Tenure-track Faculty Position in Quantum Computing

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the area of quantum computing.

The position is for a probationary (tenure track) assistant professor; however, as circumstances warrant, an appointment with tenure at the associate or full professor level is possible. The successful applicant is expected to engage actively in graduate student supervision and teaching, to contribute to the overall development of the School and IQC, and to be, or to have demonstrated the potential to be, a leader in their research field. A PhD in computer science, or equivalent, is required. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience; the salary range is $130,000–$180,000 and negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024; however, an alternate start date may be negotiated.

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is the largest computer science school in Canada, with 115 faculty members. It enjoys an excellent reputation in theoretical and applied research and houses a diverse research program of international stature. Because of its recognized capabilities, the School attracts exceptionally well-qualified students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the University of Waterloo has an enlightened intellectual property policy that vests all rights in the inventor. For more information about the School, see https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/about/open-positions .

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. IQC has a complement of 30 faculty members, 47 postdoctoral fellows, and 200 graduate students from the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science. Membership in IQC is renewable and comes with research space, a teaching reduction of one course per year, and a stipend. For more information about IQC, see https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/research .

An associate faculty membership at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is also a possibility if there is a topical fit in research. The Associate Faculty Program at the Perimeter Institute is designed to jointly recruit international-calibre scientists with an associated residence commitment at Perimeter.

To submit an application, please register at the submission site: https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/faculty-recruiting . Once registered, instructions will be provided regarding how to submit your full application. Applications received by December 22, 2023 will be given full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations: https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous/ .

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. It regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests please contact Occupational Health at occupationalhealth@uwaterloo.ca . The office will work with the selection committee to secure accommodation while ensuring that the information is safeguarded and confidentiality is maintained .

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Professors Stephen Mann and Olga Veksler, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, at cs-recruiting@uwaterloo.ca .

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

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