Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Research

Position ID:PI-Research-2023QIFAC [#23896]
Position Title: 2023 Tenure Track Quantum Information Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waterloo, Ontario N2L2Y5, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics Theory, Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Gravity, Hadron Physics, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, Cosmology, Gravity, Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Mathematical Physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Condsend matter theory and Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Information, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/01/18 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/12/01, finished 2023/07/22, listed until 2023/02/20)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Perimeter Institute invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions (equivalent to the level of assistant professor) in quantum information science. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for a tenured senior faculty position. We welcome applications from outstanding individuals working on aspects of quantum information related to fundamental physics. The successful applicant will play a leading role in integrating Perimeter's quantum information activities with other research areas at the Institute such as quantum matter theory, quantum foundations, quantum fields and strings, holography, and machine learning. This position will in part be related to the Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter at Perimeter, as well as the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab

Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. It is home to world-class research efforts in condensed matter theory, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information, and particle physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 26 Research Faculty (including 8 Perimeter Research Chairs), three Teaching Faculty, one Outreach Faculty, 22 Research Associate Faculty (including one Perimeter Research Chair), 41 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 72 Postdoctoral Researchers, and 61 Visiting Fellows. The Institute’s very active visitor, seminar, conference, and workshop programs attract over 1,000 visitors each year Visit for more information and to view the list of Perimeter Institute quantum information researchers

The successful candidate will have a PhD in theoretical physics or a closely related field as well as postdoctoral experience and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. 

Interested candidates should submit their application online, including their:
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement
  • list of publications
  • equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (describing your experience and plans for creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the discipline). 
  • At least three letters of recommendation (please follow the instructions provided on the application page)
Consideration of applications will begin on January 18, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, 2SLGBTQA+ persons, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact for assistance. 

Perimeter Institute provides support throughout the application process for applicants with disabilities. We work with you to understand the impact of your disability to appropriately accommodate you during the application/interview process. Please contact for assistance.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
31 Caroline St. North
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5