Professorship (Chair) of Quantum Technology, Physics Department UCC and Tyndall National Institute

31 Mar 2022

We are pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for a Full Professorship (Chair) of Quantum Technology in UCC’s Department of Physics, in association with our partner Tyndall National Institute (TNI).

The Department of Physics and TNI wish to appoint a permanent full-time Professor of Quantum Technology to create a world-class research program in fundamental quantum physics and/or quantum materials, devices or systems, all within the general scope of Quantum Technology. This post is funded by the Strategic Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI), established by the Government of Ireland to address gender imbalances in key academic disciplines, including Physics. As such, this post encourages exclusively female applicants in this cycle (see IUA or government website).

The post-holder will play a leading role in development of a Quantum Physics center of excellence at UCC by initiatives including recruitment of additional academic, research and technician staff to be hired in connection with this initiative, design and development of research facilities, and by leading a vibrant quantum physics research community at UCC. The post-holder will be closely engaged in this process and secure ongoing funding and other essential resources for her research.

UCC Physics is a compact, research-focused academic unit with traditions of excellent teaching and research, notably in photonics, astrophysics, condensed matter and, more recently, quantum technology. In addition, we have an extensive network of collaborations in industry, government, and academia. The SALI Professor will teach, examine and conduct research within the Department of Physics, in association with the Tyndall Institute, while promoting excellence in teaching and learning in the Department of Physics and the University generally.

For further information, please contact Prof. J. C. Séamus Davis, Professor of Quantum Physics, or Prof. John McInerney, Head of Department,

Closing date: 12th May 2022

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