# Career opportunities

Faculty hire: Indigenous and Black excellence

Faculty hire: Assitant Profssor tenure track

Presitigious postdoctoral fellowship in Cominatorics & Optimization

Postdoctoral fellowship in Process Scheduling and Operations Research

Postdoctoral fellowship in Graph Theory

Postdoctoral fellowship in cryptography

Positions in Institute for Quantum Computing

Cryptographic Research Architect

## Faculty Position in Combinatorics & Optimization

Posted: September 21, 2022

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (https://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that substantially enhance the reputation of the department.

The focus area for this position is cryptography, and emphasis will be given to candidates in this area. However, stellar candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics, continuous optimization, discrete optimization, and graph theory, who can greatly enhance the research and teaching profile of the department, are also welcome to apply.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.  The salary range for the position is $105,000 to$155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2023.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20728). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be submitted.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2022.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, or have questions regarding the position, application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

## Institute for Quantum Computing

Posted: August 22, 2022

#### Assistant Professor – Quantum Information

Applications are invited for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in special cases Associate or Full Professor, at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). These positions can be held in any of the departments and schools connected to IQC:  Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and the Cheriton School of Computer Science. The anticipated start date will be September 1, 2023.

A PhD and significant evidence of excellence in research in quantum information science and technology and the potential for effective teaching are required. Responsibilities include the supervision of graduate students and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Based on qualifications, an annual salary range of $100,000 to$155,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond this annual salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The search is open to all areas of quantum information that connect with the goals and ongoing research at IQC.

IQC is a collaborative research institute at the University of Waterloo focused on quantum information science and technology, ranging from the theory of quantum information to practical applications. At present, IQC has a complement of 30 faculty members, 47 postdoctoral fellows and 200 graduate students from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Membership in IQC is renewable and comes with research space, a teaching reduction of one course per year, and a stipend.  Information about research at IQC can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/research and https://tqt.uwaterloo.ca/.  Full consideration for these positions is assured only for applications received by December 1, 2022.  Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/available-positions and arrange for three referees to upload letters of reference.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who are committed to our values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.  Further, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact iqc-dtr@uwaterloo.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact iqc-dtr@uwaterloo.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

## Postdoctoral fellowship in Process Scheduling and Operations Research

Posted: November 17, 2022

The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a 16 month postdoctoral fellowship appointment in Process Scheduling and Operations Research under the supervision of professors Ricardo Fukasawa (C&O) and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (ChE).

The project involves solving large-scale and complex optimization problems related to optimal scheduling of operations in an industrial facility. Desired qualifications are solid expertise in discrete optimization, programming languages and mathematical optimization modeling software. In particular, of great interest is experience in solving large-scale optimization problems, decomposition algorithms, and advanced use of commercial MIP solvers. A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position and the candidate’s background in the areas, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

There is no deadline to apply to this position and candidates will be evaluated until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send their application to Ricardo Fukasawa (rfukasawa@uwaterloo.ca) and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (laricard@uwaterloo.ca). Only those applicants that fit the expected profile for this position will be contacted. The salary for this position will be similar to that offered by the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship program and commensurable with the background and activities to be developed by the applicant.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Ricardo Fukasawa (rfukasawa@uwaterloo.ca) and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (laricard@uwaterloo.ca).

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Ricardo Fukasawa (rfukasawa@uwaterloo.ca) and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (laricard@uwaterloo.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

## Postdoctoral fellowship in Graph Theory

Posted: November 16, 2022

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (https://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for one 2-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in graph theory under the supervision of Luke Postle.

Expertise in structural graph theory or extremal combinatorics is desired. In particular, familiarity with some or all of the following is preferred: coloring, designs, absorbers, graph decompositions, the probabilistic method, nibble, Talagrand’s inequality. Familiarity with the following will also be considered desirable: graph algorithms, discharging, optimization, topological graph theory, local algorithms, and graph minors.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $60,000. In addition, a travel fund of$3000 per year is provided.   The effective date of appointment is September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2025. However, dates are negotiable. There is no teaching load for the position.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/21563). Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

Inquiries may be addressed to Luke Postle,(lpostle@uwaterloo.ca), Associate Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 31, 2022.  Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Luke Postle, Associate Professor, at lpostle@uwaterloo.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Luke Postle, Associate Professor, at lpostle@uwaterloo.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

## Prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in Combinatorics & Optimization

Posted: November 15, 2022

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding qualified candidates for two, 2-year, prestigious postdoctoral fellowship positions. Applications are solicited from candidates in any of the research areas of the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization: Algebraic Combinatorics, Discrete Optimization, Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Graph Theory, and Quantum Computing.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary for the position is $75,000, and, in addition, a travel fund of$15,000 per year is provided.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/fellowship/21546). Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position including names of faculty members the applicant would like to work with, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and at least three reference letters.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2022.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, or have questions regarding the position, application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca, or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

## Open position: Cryptographic Research Architect

Posted: February 10, 2023

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a 1.5-year position as a Cryptographic Research Architect on the Open Quantum Safe project.

This position is available immediately in Professor Stebila’s research group. You will be working with a world-wide team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project. You will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of applied post-quantum cryptography and contribute to various open-source projects. You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the liboqs open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts.

The field of post-quantum cryptography is rapidly evolving, and you will need to track ongoing changes to algorithms due to peer review and advances by researchers via the the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography project forum. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the liboqs framework, integrating liboqs into 3rd party open-source projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation. You may be asked to take an ownership role in coordinating the development of various sub-component of the Open Quantum Safe project.

### Qualifications

• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Essential: C programming experience, at least 3 years.
• Essential: Familiarity with cryptographic algorithms including public key and symmetric key cryptography, digital signatures, message digest, and hashing algorithms
• Essential: Familiarity with version control systems (Git & Github workflow)
• Familiarity with cryptographic protocols such as TLS and SSH
• Familiarity with code analysis tools like Coverity and valgrind
• Familiarity with one or more of: Python, C#, Java
• Familiarity with software build systems (CMake)
• Familiarity with continuous integration systems (CircleCI, Travis CI, Appveyor)

The appointment will be a full-time position for 18 months with the possibility of extension, pending on research funding. The salary range is $80,000–$115,000/year and commensurate with experience.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Carol Seely-Morrison (caseelymorrison@uwaterloo.ca).

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Douglas Stebila (dstebila@uwaterloo.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

## Postdoctoral fellowship in Cryptography

Posted: August 28, 2022

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization  at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a 1.5-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in cryptography under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Stebila. Expertise in cryptography is desired, particularly in the areas of cryptographic protocols, post-quantum cryptography, or digital credentials.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $60,000. In addition, a travel fund of$3,000 per year is provided.   The effective date of appointment is January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. However, dates are negotiable.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20495. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

Inquiries may be addressed to Douglas Stebila, Associate Professor (dstebila@uwaterloo.ca), Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is October 15, 2022.  Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Carol Seely-Morrison (caseelymorrison@uwaterloo.ca).

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Douglas Stebila (dstebila@uwaterloo.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.