Assistant Professors in Quantum Secure Communications
University of Calgary
Assistant Professors in Quantum Secure Communications, Faculty of Science
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The Faculty of Science invites applications for two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors. This is an open disciplinary search in Quantum-Secure Communications; any candidate with research, scholarship, and teaching expertise in this area is encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be appointed in one of the Departments in the Faculty of Science, depending on specific expertise and candidate preference. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.
Description of Position
The successful candidates will develop an active research program focusing on applying and/or developing quantum-secure communications including but not limited to quantum and quantum-resistant cryptography and communication, that is aligned with the strategic goals of the University of Calgary and the Faculty of Science. Candidate research programs must also align with the University of Calgary’s Quantum City Initiative that seeks to position Alberta as an international leader in development and application of quantum-based solutions. They will be expected to conduct high quality and impactful research, secure external research funding, and maintain an active profile in their field of expertise. The University of Calgary adheres to the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and strives to evaluate research impact holistically that explicitly considers the quality, significance, and societal impact including knowledge translation and mobilization.
Applicants must hold a PhD in a discipline relevant to their proposed field of study in quantum and quantum-resistant cryptography and communication or a combination of relevant equivalent education (minimum master’s degree) and at least three years of relevant industry experience in quantum and quantum-resistant cryptography and communication. They must have a strong record of impactful research in their field of expertise and demonstrate an ability to teach at the university level. The University of Calgary adheres to the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and strives to evaluate research impact holistically that explicitly considers the quality, significance, and societal impact including knowledge translation and mobilization.
The successful candidates will be able to interact positively within the diverse research environment within the Faculty of Science, and the University of Calgary, and take advantage of access to state-of-the-art core infrastructure. The candidates is expected to establish collaborative opportunities to enhance and develop either transdisciplinary or external partnerships.
The candidates will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in relevant undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will have plans to develop high-quality supervision or mentorship with a focus on preparing students for their desired future career. The successful applicant will also be prepared to teach courses in their home department and/or related programs commensurate with their expertise and current teaching needs.
Description of Work Environment
The successful candidates will join an established multidisciplinary and inter-Faculty team of researchers and educators with a commitment to supporting research, innovation, and entrepreneurial opportunities in a highly collaborative environment. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration exist in both research and teaching through active engagement with the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Calgary's new Quantum City hub, and other University initiatives. The position provides an opportunity to establish a vigorous, sustainable, externally funded research program, contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision, and participate in the ongoing growth and development of the Department, Faculty, and University. This is an excellent opportunity to build and develop an innovative research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment.
How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments (which may require you to merge documents). A complete application should include:
Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
Statement of research interests
Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier
Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
Questions may be addressed to:
Pierre Kennepohl, Associate Dean for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Faculty of Science
Via Admin Coordinator, Quantum City (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application Deadline: December 22, 2023
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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)
Acknowledgement of Non-Traditional Career Paths
The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to carefully consider, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing candidate research productivity.
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About the University of Calgary
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About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.