Faculty position in Quantum computer science
Delft University of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science in the field of quantum technologies. This position is part of the quantum computer science environment created by the Department of Software Technologies at EEMC (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) and by QuTech.
The successful candidate has an excellent track record in computer science in the domain of quantum technologies, and is expected to establish an independent research line in the field. He/she will strengthen the quantum computer science efforts of the Department of Software Technologies and the Division Quantum Internet at QuTech. He/she is expected to grow into a leadership role shaping quantum computer science in Delft. He/she will interact synergistically with researchers in both classical software technologies and quantum internet and networked computing.
Candidates are expected to contribute to shaping a compelling vision of integrating quantum technologies into the core computer science curriculum, and offer an inspirational contribution to the faculty’s educational programmes, such as the Bachelor Computer Science and Engineering and the Masters in Computer Science and Embedded Systems. The departments seek to continuously improve and innovate their educational offerings, for example through blended online and on campus learning.
Quantum Software Consortium
This position is established as part of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) programme: a 10-year grant funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. QSC is hosted by three research clusters: Leiden University, QuSoft (collaboration of the University of Amsterdam, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science CWI and Free University Amsterdam) and the Delft institute QuTech. QuTech is a collaboration between Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Within QuTech, about 350 scientists and engineers aim to develop scalable prototypes of quantum computer and quantum internet, in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The faculty position will be embedded in the Department of Software Technologies of EEMCS, with a secondment for the duration of the NWO grant (until 2027) to QuTech, in its Division Quantum Internet.
The successful applicant can expect a competitive startup package to enable a quick start of their research program, as well as excellent facilities, and strong teaching support both through our highly qualified teaching team and through a large pool of enthusiastic teaching assistants.
Candidates will be appointed on a tenure track basis with the prospect of a tenured position following a successful evaluation after maximally 5 years. Consideration of applications for a tenured associate or full professor level position may be given to well qualified individuals. TU Delft is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increase the diversity of its faculty. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
QuTech is a mission-driven research institute, run by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we -350 strong- work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.
QuTech Quantum Internet
The Quantum Internet division – 90 strong – seeks to develop technologies that enable quantum communication between any two places on earth. Several major new and potentially game-changing applications have already been identified for this radically new capability. One such application is a fundamentally secure means of communication, where privacy is guaranteed by the laws of physics. Quantum processors can also be connected into a quantum network, in order to assemble a large quantum computing cluster. Combining a quantum internet and a networked quantum computer allows remote users/providers to perform secure quantum computing ‘in the cloud’. Link to Division of Quantum Internet.
Department of Software Technologies
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs over 1100 people, including 225 permanent scientific staff and 500 PhD students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics. The faculty is responsible for the bachelor and master education of over 4000 students, of which the majority is enrolled in Computer Science programs.
The Faculty includes two Computer Science Departments (Intelligent Systems and Software Technology). The two departments closely work together both in research and in education. The departments jointly employ 60 faculty members as well as 10 teaching faculty aimed at supporting the delivery of world class computer science education at substantial scale. The two departments conduct world leading research in the major computer science disciplines. Their research programs comprise a balanced mix of curiosity-driven foundational research, and use-inspired research in such application domains as health and well-being, creative industry, fintech, logistics, and energy.
Located in a charming college town, TU Delft is the largest and oldest public technological university in the Netherlands. The university is regularly ranked among the most highly-rated worldwide for engineering and technology. Information about academic careers in the Netherlands and working at TU Delft can be found at www.factcards.nl and www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft/coming-to-the-netherlands-tu-delft/.
The Department of Software Technologies at EEMC and the QuTech Division Quantum Internet seek to become more inclusive for students, researchers, teachers, and anyone interacting with our departments. To that end, the departments have been instrumental in setting up the EEMCS Diversity and Inclusion Team (EDIT). All candidates are requested to submit a statement about the contributions they wish to make to strengthen diversity and inclusion at TU Delft.
Information and application
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof.dr. S.D.C. Wehner, email: email@example.com.
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Ms. K. Roos, Executive Assistant, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications, invited presentations and other showcase projects
- Description of research interests and plans (1-page summary + 5-page max. detailed statement)
- Teaching statement
- Diversity and inclusion statement
- the names of three people who could be contacted for a letter of reference
A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.