Tenure-track Professorship (W1) "Quantum Information Processing - Technology and Concepts"
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9.800 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.
The Division III – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) at KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology offers for the earliest possible date a
Tenure-track Professorship (W1)
"Quantum Information Processing – Technology and Concepts"
The future professor will be appointed for six years as a temporary civil servant (Beamte/r auf Zeit) or as an employee (Angestellte/r). An interim evaluation will take place before the end of the third year of service. At the end of the service period, a final evaluation will be made. In case of a positive result, the candidate will be offered a permanent university professorship (W3).
We are looking for a person who represents quantum technology-based information processing and/or quantum technology-based communication technology in research, teaching, and innovation. In particular, we address applicants who work theoretically, experimentally, or technologically and who will expand quantum technology activities at ETIT. Applicants should have deep expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Quantum Information Theory
Technologies and Concepts for Quantum Computers
Quantum Error Correction
Readout Electronics and Photonic/Electronic Hybrid Technologies for Quantum Systems
Quantum Machine Learning
Candidates are expected to have an international scientific track record, very good teaching skills, and initial leadership experience. Successful acquisition of an externally evaluated junior research group (e.g. ERC Starting Grant, DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group) is required. At the time of publication of this vacancy notice, not more than half of the above group’s funding period must have expired. In addition, emphasis is placed on the willingness to transfer research results to application. Applicants are expected to acquire third-party funding and to actively participate in university committees. In teaching, active participation in existing and new German and English-language courses of ETIT is expected, especially in the field of Quantum Engineering. The future holder of the professorship will have the opportunity to cooperate within the KIT Centers for Information, Systems, Technologies (KCIST), Materials (MaTeLiS), and the Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP). Your university duties will include a teaching obligation of 4 hours per week per semester (SWS), and after your positive evaluation of 6 SWS.
The employment will be subject to Article 14 (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with Article of the Baden-Württemberg Act on Universities and Colleges as well as to the Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-track professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The evaluation procedure and the general evaluation criteria are outlined in the Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-track Professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), cf. Official Announcement 01 of 2019.
The subject-specific evaluation criteria include independence and originality of research and scientific visibility, publication performance in renowned journals, acquisition of third-party funding, transfer of research results to application, excellent teaching evaluations, successful supervision of final theses (B.Sc./M.Sc.) and doctoral students as well as active participation in KIT committees.
For a plannable scientific career development, an accompanying procedure is offered at KIT. As a family-friendly university, KIT offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a dual-career service and coaching to support the work-life balance.
KIT strives to increase the proportion of female professors and therefore welcomes applications from female scientists. In case of equal qualification, severely disabled persons will be preferred.
Please send your application documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, diplomas/certificates, teaching evaluations if applicable, documents on previous and planned research and teaching activities, research and teaching concept) until October 31, 2023 using the vacancy number 2231/2023 to Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Knebel, Head of Division III – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), c/o Dean's Office ETIT, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany – preferably in a single PDF file mailed to: email@example.com.
To enable comparison of applications, we would like you to submit your curriculum vitae (CV) and research plan and teaching concept in English.
For further information, please contact the Dean's Office of the KIT Department ETIT, Managing Director Nicole Landeck, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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