The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking strong profile candidates for two (2) full-time faculty positions in the Physics Department at the Faculty of Science.


The research profile of the candidates should be oriented in one or more current strategic orientations of the Physics Department of the Institut Quantique, including the areas of quantum materials, quantum information and quantum engineering or those at their interface.

University’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The University is committed to making a priority of these values as strategic factors of excellence. This commitment is stated in the University’s Plan d’action d’équité pour les programmes interorganismes (2017–2022). The University invites all qualified individuals to apply, in particular, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities under the Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi (PAEE). The selection tools can be adapted, with an assurance of complete confidentiality, to the needs of persons with disabilities who so request. The University also encourages individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To promote diversity, the University is committed to ensure that one of these two positions is filled by a woman or a member of another under-represented group in physics.


About the Physics Department and the Institut Quantique


The Institut Quantique at Université de Sherbrooke is renowned for its world-leading research and education in quantum materials, quantum information, and quantum engineering. With recent major investments by the Canada First Research

Excellence Fund and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, a unique synergy is developed between these three fields of research. The 15 professors of the Physics Department conduct cutting-edge research in the following areas: superconductivity, strongly correlated electrons, topologically ordered materials, magnetism, quantum algorithms and error-correction, superconducting qubits, quantum-enhanced metrology,solid-state spin qubits, photonics, and mesoscopic physics. In addition, within the Institut Quantique, members of the Department maintain strong ties with engineers and computer scientists, whose expertise includes micro-/nano-fabrication, cold electronics, single-electron transistors, packaging, integration, and quantum computing. Institut Quantique researchers are members of several Canadian and international networks, including the RQMP (Regroupement Québécois sur les Matériaux de Pointe), INTRIQ (INstitut TRansdisciplinaire d’Informatique Quantique), Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (Quantum Materials and Quantum Information Science), and the Laboratoire International Associé France-Canada on quantum circuits and materials. They have access to world-class computing resources and state-of-the-art facilities for nano-fabrication and characterization of quantum materials and devices.


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Only applications and supporting documents received on or before December 15, 2018 will be considered.



Main challenges and responsibilities


  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
  • Carry out world-class research increasing knowledge in quantum materials and quantum
  • Supervision of M. Sc. and Ph. D.
  • Involvement in the university community
  • Service to the scientific community




  • D. in Physics and postdoctoral experience.
  • Strong pedagogical and communications qualities, and a serious interest in teaching and graduate students’ supervision.
  • Abilities to establish and maintain good interpersonal relations and to prove teamwork
  • French is the common and teaching language at the Université de Sherbrooke. Applicants who are not fluent in French will nonetheless be considered provided they commit to enhancing their knowledge of French in their first year on the


job. The new professor is expected to be able, within one year, to teach in French at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

  • His/her research program, either in experimental or theoretical physics, should reinforce or broaden the research areas already in place in the Physics



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