Seeking Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Theoretical Quantum Optics

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Quantum Optics at the assistant or associate professor level to start January 2009. All applicants must have a PhD in Physics or equivalent, postdoctoral experience in theoretical quantum optics, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong record of research achievements in quantum optics, especially in the nexus between quantum optics and quantum information science. The successful applicant will also have a track record of successful collaboration with experimentalists. The successful candidate will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct a vigorous research program.

Position Requirements

The University of Calgary is the home of the multidisciplinary Institute for Quantum Information Science ( Hosted within the Department of Physics and Astronomy (, the Institute has six faculty members in three Departments: Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Mathematics & Statistics. Areas of research in the Institute include experimental quantum communication, information processing, and storage, and theoretical work on optical quantum information gates, quantum information processing in cold atoms and molecules, quantum resource theory including entanglement, one-way quantum computing and graph states, universal quantum simulators, and quantum algorithms and complexity.

The University of Calgary is located in the city of Calgary in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With a population over one million, it is Canada’s fourth largest metropolitan centre and offers a vibrant cultural community and access to outstanding outdoor recreation.

Applications will be reviewed commencing August 1, 2008, and will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement including impact of past results and future goals, selected reprints, a teaching statement, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Russ Taylor, Head
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.