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Faculty Positions in Combinatorics and Optimization University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral fellowships and graduate student positions in post-quantum cryptography​

Positions in Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty Positions in Combinatorics and Optimization University of Waterloo

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in special cases that enhances the research and teaching needs of the Department, Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Applicants should have research interests in one of the following areas: Algebraic Combinatorics, Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Discrete Optimization, and Graph Theory.

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 effective date of appointment is July 1 2017.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site. 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.

Inquiries may be addressed to combopt@uwaterloo.ca or to Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. Closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2016.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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

Postdoctoral fellowships and graduate student positions in post-quantum cryptography

The Institute for Quantum Computing and the Centre for Applied
Cryptographic Research
 at the University of Waterloo seek qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowships and graduate student positions in post-quantum cryptography, in particular in public-key cryptography based on computational assumptions believed to be secure against quantum computers (e.g. systems based on lattices, error-correcting codes codes, multivariate functions, elliptic curve isogenies, and also signature schemes based on hash-functions).

Projects may include studying new attacks (classical or quantum) on proposed systems, improved implementation methods for such systems, and reductions or equivalences between candidate post-quantum systems.

Qualified postdoctoral applicants should apply at the CryptoWorks21 postdoctoral program application page

Graduate student applicants should apply both at the CryptoWorks21 graduate student application page and one of the relevant graduate programs at the University of Waterloo.

Successful applications will join a broad team of leading researchers in quantum computing and applied cryptography. They will also be able to take advantage of the CryptoWorks21 supplementary training program, which develops the technical and professional skills and knowledge needed to create cryptographic solutions that will be safe in a world with quantum computing technologies.

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a collaborative research institute focused on realizing quantum technologies including sensors, actuators, quantum communication, and information processors. At present, IQC has a complement of 22 faculty members (growing to 33) from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. IQC's research program has theoretical and experimental components that pursue projects that will advance quantum information.

The Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) is an internationally recognized centre for research in applied cryptography and related areas of information security representing an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Pure Mathematics (PMath), and the School of Computer Science (CS) within the University of Waterloo.

Questions may be directed to Michele Mosca (Deputy Director, IQC) or David Jao (Director, CACR).​

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty Position

Applications are invited for one or more 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) and any department in the Faculties of Mathematics and Science. The IQC is a
collaborative research institute focused on quantum information science and technology, ranging from the theory of quantum information to practical applications. Membership in IQC is renewable, with an initial appointment of 5 years, and comes with research space, a teaching
reduction of one course, and a stipend. Information about research at IQC can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/iqc/research.

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, a salary range of $77,000 to $155,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Effective date of appointment is September 1, 2017. The search is open to all areas of quantum information that directly connect with the goals and ongoing research at IQC.

The University of Waterloo is host to the Institute for Quantum Computing. At present, IQC has a complement of 28 faculty members (growing to 33) from the Faculties of Engineering,Mathematics and Science. Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at: https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/positions.

Full consideration for these positions is assured only for applications received by December 1, 2016.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.

Research Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Professor position in the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and any department in the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering and Science. The IQC is a collaborative research institute focused on quantum information, science and technology. Membership in IQC is a five-year appointment, subject to re-evaluation after three years taking into consideration performance and availability of funding. Only those candidates whose research program directly connects with the goals and ongoing research at IQC will be considered. Information about research at IQC can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/iqc/research.

A PhD and significant evidence of excellence in research in quantum information science and technology are required. Based on qualifications a salary range of $70,000 to $90,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Effective date of appointment is negotiable.

The University of Waterloo is host to the Institute for Quantum Computing. At present, IQC has a complement of 25 faculty members (growing to 33) from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at: http://uwaterloo.ca/iqc/positions.

The application review process will begin on January 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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