Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position in Computer Science: Quantum Computing

University of British Columbia
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The successful applicant will be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor and will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of quantum computing, sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).  We invite applications from candidates of outstanding scientific talent in areas of quantum computing that relate closely to computer science.  Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered for eligible applicants with exceptional qualifications.

UBC Computer Science ranks among the top departments in North America, with a strong record of excellence in research and in graduate and undergraduate teaching. For details, see Quantum computing is a thriving research area at UBC. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues working in areas related to quantum computing in the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, and Chemistry. The environment is further strengthened by UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and BC’s newly founded Quantum Algorithms Institute (

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area by the start date of the appointment. If appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching, evidence of ability in scholarly activity, and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community. If appointed at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching and supervision of graduate students, evidence of sustained and productive scholarly activity, and must be willing to actively participate in the affairs of the Department and the University.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair position, which are intended for exceptional emerging scholars: candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years from their degree at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, or clinical training) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

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