Faculty Position in Quantum Photonics at Université Laval

A vibrant community in the heart of Quebec City, Université Laval is a comprehensive francophone Canadian university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.

Université Laval invites applications for a tenure-track professor position jointly appointed to the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics and to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At the job starting date, the chosen candidate will be expected to hold a PhD in Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related field. The person selected will also be appointed to the Laval-Sherbrooke Interuniversity Chair in Quantum Optics.

As a new faculty member at Université Laval, the appointed candidate will be invited to join the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) and Université de Sherbrooke's Institut quantique (IQ). Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in

one of the targeted areas, good oral and written communication skills, and a capacity for collaboration. Several research themes are related to this position in quantum photonics, including but not limited to:

  • Quantum information

  • Quantum optical communications

  • Quantum photonic materials

  • Quantum photonic components, devices and systems

  • Integrated photonic circuits for quantum optics

The COPL (www.copl.ulaval.ca) and IQ (www.usherbrooke.ca/iq) offer excellent mentoring

opportunities to help you develop your career to its fullest potential. In establishing your research program, you will be guided in obtaining research funding (both from government agencies and industry), as well as in the recruitment of graduate students and their research

supervision. The selected candidate will be employed by Université Laval where teaching activities for undergraduate and graduate students will be conducted in French. Université Laval offers non-French speakers various means of learning and perfecting the French

language during their first three years of employment. Furthermore, faculty members are entitled to parental leave.

Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, a document describing their research program in quantum photonics (maximum 3 pages), a document outlining their teaching vision (maximum 2 pages), and the names and addresses of three references to


Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2021. Employment is expected to begin on October 1, 2021. Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as

persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their

needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or

permanent residency.

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