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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Quantum Information

University of York - Department of Mathematics

Location: York
Salary: £39,609 to £61,618 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 16th December 2018
Job Ref: 7161

Salary Range:

  • Lecturer: £39,609 - £48,676
  • Senior Lecturer - £50,132 - £58,089
  • Reader - £50,132 - £61,618

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Quantum Information to contribute to the continued strength of this field at York. The Quantum Information group sits within our Mathematical Physics Group, which conducts research across a wide range of sub-fields of classical and quantum physics, and alongside the wider inter-departmental York Centre for Quantum Technologies, which hosts the £24M UK Quantum Communications Hub. The successful candidate will bring distinctive research quality to these groups, and will contribute to teaching within the Department of Mathematics.

You will develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out, lead on or contribute to the production and dissemination of research. You will also design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and will undertake a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

You will lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

You will generate new research approaches and lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes in addition to publishing high impact research in quality journals. You will also devise, direct and develop research projects generating external research funding.

You will have a PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Quantum Information. You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or be willing to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

You will have extensive specialist knowledge in your subject area, to design, develop and deliver, and to complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals with publicly evidenced, high-quality research. You will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and have well-developed analytical skills; you will also be able to evidence your ability to disseminate your research findings at conferences and other appropriate events.

You will be able to provide learning support to students and have knowledge of a range of teaching and research techniques and methodologies. You will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and of successful course planning, design and delivery.

You will have advanced and specialist IT knowledge and highly developed communication skills to engage with a wide-ranging audience using a range of media. You will have the ability to supervise the work of others, for example as an MSc, PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.

This full-time post is available from 1st August 2019. Enquiries may be made to Prof Niall MacKay (, Dr Roger Colbeck (, or Prof Chris Fewster (

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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