Assistant/Associate Professor in Quantum Computing at QICI, Computer Science Department, The University of Hong Kong

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Application deadline: 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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QICI Quantum Information and Computation Initiative, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
QIFT Quantum Information, Foundations, and Technologies

Applications are invited for a tenure track position in Quantum Computing at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong.

HKU is a leading research university and a highly international environment. As of 2020, it was ranked third in Asia and 22nd internationally by QS, and fourth in Asia and 35th internationally by THE.

The Computer Science Department of HKU is home to QICI, Quantum Information and Computation Initiative, established in November 2018. The mission of QICI is to promote and accelerate the growth of quantum information in Hong Kong, and to promote Hong Kong as an international research hub for quantum information and foundations. Its current research platform consists of teams working in quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, quantum metrology, and quantum foundations. Faculty members include: Prof. Giulio Chiribella (quantum information theory and foundations), Assistant Prof. Ravi Ramanathan (quantum cryptography), Assistant Prof. Yuxiang Yang (quantum metrology and quantum information theory, incoming), and Research Assistant Prof. Marios Christodolou (quantum gravity). An important component of QICI is a strong collaboration with the Quantum Group at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oxford. The collaboration includes the joint supervision of PhD students, establishment of joint postdoctoral positions, exchanges of visits for research and education in the quantum information area, and joint organization of scientific events.

The target start date of the present opening is July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The deadline for applications is March 31 2021.

Eligible candidates will have a strong research track in quantum computing, and will hold a PhD in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics. The target appointment is at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates may also be considered for a post of Associate Professor.

Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented groups in Computer Science.

More details on the appointment, and instructions on how to apply can be found on the webpage