Assistant Professor – Quantum Information

Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo

Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo

Applications are invited for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in special cases Associate or Full Professor, at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). These positions can be held in any of the departments and schools connected to IQC:  Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and the Cheriton School of Computer Science. The anticipated start date will be September 1, 2023. 

A PhD and significant evidence of excellence in research in quantum information science and technology and the potential for effective teaching are required. Responsibilities include the supervision of graduate students and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Based on qualifications, an annual salary range of $100,000 to $155,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond this annual salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The search is open to all areas of quantum information that connect with the goals and ongoing research at IQC.  

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 30 faculty members, 47 postdoctoral fellows and 200 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  Full consideration for these positions is assured only for applications received by December 1, 2022.  Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at and arrange for three referees to upload letters of reference. 

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The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University 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 are committed to our values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.  Further, 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+. 

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

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