Assistant Professor, Experimental Quantum Optics, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary
April 4, 2018
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Physics: Optics and Laser
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the AssistantProfessor level. Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics (or equivalent) at the time of appointment. Successful applicants must be enthusiastic about contributing to both teaching and research.
Applicants are sought in the area of experimental quantum optics. The successful applicant should have demonstrated expertise in the implementation of quantum networks, and should be able to work in collaboration with other researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in our Institute for Quantum Science and Technology. Postdoctoral research experience is expected.
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. He/she 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 in quantum optics and quantum information science. We are particularly strong in the area of quantum networks, where Calgary-based researchers have made significant theoretical and experimental contributions over the last decade, including, for example, the teleportation of quantum states across the city. Teams led by researchers from Calgary have attracted significant funding from federal and provincial funding agencies.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Canada's leaders, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. It has large 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 http://www.phas.ucalgary.ca and at http://iqst.ca.
Interested applicants should send a CV, a concise description of their research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 May 28, 2018.
In support of the University of Calgary’s promotion of a diverse workforce, the Faculty of Science is committed to showing leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing a healthy and respectful workplace environment for all.
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)
About University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction – Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.
The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 31,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs provide global context while promoting diversity and excellence in learning, teaching and research.
The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas – the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It... is also a leader in sustainability with its set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership and campus operations.
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