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Associate Professorship of Electrical Engineering (Quantum Technologies)


Combined University and College salary: £48,114 p.a. to £64,605 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits.

Closing date

Feb 01, 2021 12:00PM


The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering (Quantum Technologies)) with effect from 1st October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford, OX1 3EJ) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Balliol College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £48,114 to £64,605 per annum plus additional benefits (see the Job Description for full details). The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s work in quantum technologies, and to the substantial activities in quantum technologies across the University. Applications are welcome from candidates with an internationally leading track record in the (broadly defined) area of the engineering of quantum systems, including photonic systems as applied to quantum technologies, quantum photonics, quantum computer architectures, or similar areas; with a strong focus on the engineering aspects of these topics.

Candidates will have a strong research background, including a doctorate, and will be expected to engage in and lead high-quality original research. They will be able to secure external research funding and engage in the management of research projects. This will require the supervision of research students and research assistants. They will lecture undergraduate courses and give six hours of tutorials per week during the eight weeks of the undergraduate term. They will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in developing the Department’s activities in quantum technologies, both in research and in teaching undergraduates who wish to specialise in electrical engineering in their third and fourth years. At the same time, the new post-holder should be able to teach mathematics and electrical engineering.

A job description, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained below or by clicking ‘apply’. The job ref is: DF21BAL/148630. Please quote this in all correspondence. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 1 February 2021. Interviews will take place during the afternoons of Thursday 29 April and Friday 30 April.

For queries about the post that are not answered in the job description, please contact the department on  or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273003.

For more information on work in quantum technology at Oxford please contact Prof Dominic O’Brien

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Liz Drake, EA to Head of Department

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