Assistant Professor- Quantum Technologies
Date Posted: 11/08/2023
Closing Date: 02/22/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33431
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Quantum Technologies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Eligibility and willingness to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is highly desirable.
We seek an outstanding candidate with research interests in Photonic Quantum Technologies. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: photonic devices, circuits, and systems for emerging applications that leverage the quantum properties of light, such as communications, computing, networks, sensing, and imaging. Both experimental and theoretical research will be considered. Candidates who aim to develop partnerships between academia, industry and government research labs to support the Canadian national ecosystem are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of contributions and publications in leading journals or conferences, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement and representative publications, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong, externally funded independent research program; and to contribute to the enrichment of both undergraduate and graduate programs in the department.
Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching through a teaching dossier highlighting previous experience that can include leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, delivering conference presentations or posters, or experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor. Excellence in teaching may also be demonstrated through materials such as sample course syllabi (either of courses delivered by the candidate or planned for the future), course evaluations, teaching assistant evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Professional or lived experiences that enhance the ability to teach a diverse student body are highly valued.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are essential to academic excellence and to the success of our department. Evidence of a commitment to EDI must be demonstrated by a statement, submitted with the application, describing research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, views, experiences and/or plans furthering EDI via teaching mentorship, outreach, and/or other activities.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is competitive with our North American peers.
The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a diverse student population. Established in 1873, the Faculty of Engineering has earned an international reputation for excellence in education and knowledge creation and is known as a forward-thinking resource to address global concerns. As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, Toronto provides access to leading policy and decision makers at all levels, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and safe city. For more information about the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, please visit: engineering.utoronto.ca.
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto ranks among the best in North America. It attracts outstanding students, has excellent facilities, and is ideally located in the middle of a vibrant, artistic, diverse and cosmopolitan city. Additional information may be found at http://www.ece.utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; up to three representative publications, teaching dossier, and an EDI statement.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applications submitted in any other way will not be considered. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the ECE department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. Applications without reference letters will not be considered; it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure referees send us their letters while the position remains open. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ’s.
Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024, and applicants should endeavor to have all materials including recent reference letters submitted by then; however, applications will be accepted until February 22, 2024.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
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