Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for an Assistant/Associate Professorship in the broad field of Quantum Information or Theoretical Quantum Computation, to be held in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) to commence on 1 January 2024 or shortly thereafter. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research track record. Applications are particularly encouraged from those with an innovative and ambitious research agenda that would complement and add new areas to DAMTP's existing strengths in quantum many-body physics, entanglement theory, quantum information theory, quantum computation, and quantum foundations.

An ability to teach at all levels in the Mathematical Tripos is required. The appointed candidate will also be required to take feedback from students provide career or pastoral advice and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research, seek out new funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. Moreover, they will be required to write papers for publication, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, and give presentations.

Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Assistants or Associate Professors. Appointment as an Assistant Professor will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. Appointment as Associate Professor will typically require a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement.

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You will need to upload a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the Assistant or Associate Professor person specification and your relevant experience, a full curriculum vitae, research, teaching and equality, diversity and inclusion statements, a list of publications, and the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; please encourage them to do so promptly.

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Interviews will be held in Cambridge during the week of 18 December 2023.

Start date: 1 January 2024 or shortly thereafter.

Please quote reference LE38683 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity, and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our departments. The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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The discovery that quantum physics allows fundamentally new modes of information processing has required the existing theories of computation, information, and cryptography to be superseded by their quantum generalizations. Furthermore, the theory of entanglement has provided a new language for tackling the quantum many-body problem. The Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations, (CQIF) is part of the University of Cambridge ( and is based within the Department for Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (, conducts theoretical research into all aspects of quantum information processing, the implications of quantum computing and quantum information theory for physics, and broader foundational questions in quantum physics.

DAMTP is also home to two other large groups focussing on Theoretical Physics: the High Energy Physics (HEP) group; and the General Relativity and Cosmology (GRC) group. Advances on several fronts have led to a breakdown of the historical divisions between the two groups and several staff members are members of both. The HEP group is active in Particle Physics Phenomenology, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, and Lattice Field Theory, while the GRC group is active in numerical relativity, supergravity, discrete gravity, M-theory/string theory, and cosmology. Exciting opportunities exist to strengthen the connections between these groups and CQIF. At the moment, Applied Mathematics in DAMTP is organized into five other groups, though once again many staff members are in more than one group, namely: Applied and Computational Analysis; Astrophysics; Fluid and Solid Mechanics; Geophysics; and Mathematical Biology, and there are also strong connections with academic staff in DPMMS.

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