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University of Waterloo

Sep 24, 2020
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Science, or Engineering
University of Waterloo

Assistant Professor - Mathematics, Science, or Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and
in special cases Associate or Full Professor, at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and
any department in the Faculties of Mathematics, Science or Engineering at the University of
Waterloo with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021.

As an employer committed to employment equity and accessibility for persons with disabilities,
we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women,
under-represented minorities and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all
sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Diversity is integral to academic excellence, and as such, the University is committed to
attracting and retaining diverse faculty. Based on existing demographics in the Institute for
Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, priority in hiring will be given to qualified
women who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program
under the Ontario Human Rights Code.–-interpretation-and-application/special-programs
We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent
in their application. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not
lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the
recruitment process.

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, a salary range of $100,000 to $155,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond
this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Effective date of
appointment is September 1, 2021. 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 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

Full consideration for these positions 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.

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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