Universite de Sherbrooke, Institut Quantique

Position ID:Universite de Sherbrooke-Institut Quantique-PROF [#25855]
Position Title: Professor in experimental or theoretical quantum information
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K2R1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics
Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2024/02/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/21)
Position Description:    

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Université de Sherbrooke – Call for candidates

Professor in experimental or theoretical quantum information

The Université de Sherbrooke invites applications for a regular junior or senior professor in experimental or theoretical quantum information. This is a full-time regular position in the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Science.

About the Department of physics and the Institut quantique

The Department of Physics at the Université de Sherbrooke specializes in quantum information and quantum materials, both in their experimental and theoretical aspects. The professors of the Department of Physics are members of the Institut quantique, a research institute with close to 40 professors from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Humanities and the School of Management, 25 technical and professional staff members, and over 200 students. The new professor will benefit from a dynamic research environment consisting of : 

·       Collaborative spaces located in the new Institut quantique building, inaugurated in 2022;

·       Several open platforms such as the Quantum Fab Lab (measurement and control equipment for quantum circuits), IMDQ and 3IT.nano (clean rooms for nanofabrication), AlgoLab (digital computing resources, access to IBM Q and other online quantum computing services);

·       The Quantum Science and Technology Applications Innovation Zone, a Sherbrooke ecosystem of quantum technology startups supported by more than $435M in investment; 

·       Several networks such as the INstitut TRansdisciplinaire d'Information Quantique (INTRIQ) and the Regroupement Québécois sur les Matériaux de Pointe (RQMP). The Quantum Institute hosts a CNRS International Research Laboratory (IRL) with France.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

The Université de Sherbrooke values diversity, equality, equity and inclusion in employment within its community and invites all qualified individuals to apply, particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Quebec Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies. The screening dans assessment tools can be adapted according to the needs of persons with disabilities who request them, in complete confidentiality. The Université de Sherbrooke also encourages people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. Learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion at UdeS.


·       Teach at all three university levels in French, including the new B.Sc. program in Quantum Information Science. 

·       Supervise graduate students. 

·       Conduct cutting-edge research leading to a deeper understanding of quantum information.

·       Participate in university life.

·       Provide services to the community.


·       Develop a strong research program. 

·       Have a strong interest in teaching. 

·       Demonstrate strong pedagogical skills in teaching and supervising graduate students.

·       Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships, collaboration and teamwork skills. 

·       Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equality, equity and inclusion in the Department of Physics. 

·       Ability to teach in French or to achieve this goal in a reasonable amount of time. 

·       Ability to comply with the requirements of responsible research conduct.

·       Have a PhD in physics or other relevant discipline and postdoctoral experience.

The working conditions are governed by the collective agreements in force.

Regular full-time tenure-track position.

Anticipated start date: June 2024 or according to availability

Receipt of applications

The deadline to apply is November 1, at 5:00 p.m.

Review of applications will begin on November 2 and continue until the position is filled.

IMPORTANT: You must apply via the Université de Sherbrooke human resources portal by clicking on the POSTULER button. No applications submitted on AJO or by e-mail will be accepted.

Please attach: 

1) a cover letter

2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications

3) a summary of current and planned research [maximum 4 pages]

4) a brief description of teaching philosophy [maximum 1 page]

5) a summary of past activities or future plans to increase diversity and/or mentoring of underrepresented groups, and how the applicant will contribute to the University of Sherbrooke's commitment to creating a culturally diverse educational environment [maximum 1 page]

In addition, please send 3 letters of recommendation, directly from the signatories, to the contact information below:

Madam Dean

Faculty of Science      

Job posting #06318

University of Sherbrooke

2500, boulevard de l'Université

Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1

Email address ***only for letters of recommendation***: doyenne.sciences@usherbrooke.ca

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Institut quantique
Universite de Sherbrooke
2500 boul. de l'Universite
Sherbrooke (Quebec)
J1K 2R1
Web Page: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/iq