Associate / Full Professor of Experimental Quantum Information Science or Engineering
University of Waterloo

Associate or Full Professor in Experimental Quantum Information Science or Engineering

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of
Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW) is seeking an exceptional scholar and
researcher for a senior hire at the Associate or Full Professor level, with an anticipated
start date of September 1, 2021.

A PhD, demonstrated evidence of running a world-class research program in
experimental quantum information science and technology, a clear vision of the future
impact of quantum technology, and effective teaching are required. Responsibilities
include the supervision of graduate students and teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Based on qualifications, a salary range of $175,000 to $250,000 will be
considered. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally
qualified candidates. IQC, UW and the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program
Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) are committed to providing an exceptional
startup package to enable the establishment of an experimental effort capable of
achieving breakthrough discoveries.

The search is open to all areas of experimental quantum information. Full consideration
for this position is assured only for applications received by December 1, 2020.

Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at and arrange
for three referees to upload letters of reference.

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. At present, IQC has a complement of 32 faculty
members 65 postdoctoral fellows and 150 graduate students from the Faculties of
Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Membership in IQC is renewable and comes with
research space, a teaching reduction of one course per year, and a stipend. Information
about research at IQC can be found at, and Waterloo is extraordinarily rich in quantum activities, so much
so that it has been branded the "Quantum Valley." For IQC faculty, there are
opportunities to engage with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Quantum
Valley Ideas Lab, and the many young quantum companies located around the university.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular faculty member of the
Department of Chemistry or Department of Physics & Astronomy within the Faculty of
Science or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the Faculty of

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic
excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage
applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of
visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate
with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a
rapidly growing community that has been termed a "hub of innovation."
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment
process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please
contact the IQC Director at

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