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Tenure-Track Position in Quantum Computing

Last updated: October 13, 2021, 10:36 a.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor, Quantum Computing
Position code: 21_T_CSSE_O
Date posted: October 13, 2021
Application deadline: December 31, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of quantum computing and applications, on topics including but not limited to: quantum information, quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum cryptography, quantum machine learning, and quantum networks. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution. The selected candidate will be part of a planned group of hires in the area of quantum technology. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered.

Qualifications and assets

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is required.

The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications, and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Industry experience or applications of research to industry will be considered an asset. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Lata Narayanan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering:

Applications must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_CSSE_O); a detailed curriculum vitae; teaching and research statements; and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by December 31, 2021 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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