Associate Professorship of Quantum Information (2 posts)

Application deadline
Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford
From: £45,562 p.a.

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint two Associate Professors (equivalent to Lecturer) or Professors in Quantum Information with effect from 1 October 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. One successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College, and one successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits. For Keble College: housing allowance of £8,970 p.a., access to a shared equity scheme, and a discount on the college nursery for children up to 5 years old, subject to availability. For Worcester College: a housing allowance of £8,342 p.a. or accommodation in college (if available). An allowance of £2,626 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The Associate Professor(s) will join a vigorous scientific community centred around the NQIT quantum hub on Networked Quantum Information Technologies, a part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. This interdisciplinary research programme spans several university departments and provides ample opportunity to engage with industry and commercialise quantum enhanced technologies. These posts have been created to seize those opportunities and lead the Second Quantum Revolution developing both quantum technologies and underlying quantum science. The postholders will be expected to work closely with colleagues across the Physics Department, and working in the NQIT quantum hub and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

The successful candidate(s) will hold a doctorate in experimental quantum science or technology, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high quality creative research in quantum technologies at an international level. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme, to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in the administration of Worcester College or of Keble College, as appropriate, and the Physics Department.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below or from Professor Dieter Jaksch (email: or tel: 01865 272099).

Please quote departmental reference PMC/QI/2017/1 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 March 2017. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held during June 2017.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Apply online on the Oxford University Recruitment website.