Associate Professor of Quantum Computing

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science

Salary: From £45,066 p.a. (plus additional £2,626 p.a. if awarded the title of full Professor).

Applications are invited for the new post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Quantum Computing to be held in the Department of Computer Science to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a Supernumerary (Non-Tutorial) Fellowship at St Hilda’s College. The post of Associate Professor can be an entry-level permanent academic position, and can also be held by more senior academic staff, some of whom hold the title of Full Professor. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

The successful candidate will join the thriving activity in the Quantum Group in the Department of Computer Science. The group consists of approximately 50 members, with Professor Samson Abramsky, Professor Bob Coecke, Associate Professor Sam Staton and Associate Professor Jonathan Barrett as permanent faculty. The group currently has a strong focus on foundational, structural and interdisciplinary aspects of quantum research. It participates in the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT), within the UK Quantum Technologies Programme, as well as in many other large scale projects, and has close ties with many other departments at Oxford.  The successful candidate will ideally have expertise complementary to the group’s current research focus (for example she or he may work in  quantum algorithms, quantum AI or quantum resources for randomness, games, communication, or other information-processing tasks), but will also be strongly engaged with the existing activities of the group. She or he will be expected to engage in original research in the area of Quantum Computing, secure research funding, manage research projects and disseminate findings, and engage in teaching activities, student supervision and related activities as defined in the Job Description, within the Department of Computer Science.

The post holder will be a member of both the University and the College community. She or he will be encouraged to participate in the academic life of St Hilda’s College, for example by taking part in the events for MPLS students or being willing to act as a College Advisor for graduate students, and will be expected to play a part in the administration of the College. 

The post holder will hold a doctorate in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or closely related discipline. She or he will have the ability to teach across a range of computer science subjects, and will also have a proven research record of high quality at international level in the area of Quantum computing and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Interviews will be held on Friday 25 November 2016 and are expected to be a full day.

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