Professor/Reader in Theoretical Quantum Optics

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Strathclyde, UK
8 May, 2013


University of Strathclyde
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a Readership or Professorship in Theoretical and/or Computational Quantum Optics within the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. The position will extend and complement the Department’s existing strong theoretical, computational and experimental research programmes in the area. The position will be based within the Department’s Optics Division and aligns with a wider SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) initiative seeking to establish the University of Strathclyde as the focus for the Scottish activities in Quantum Optics, which include research programmes at Glasgow, St. Andrews and Heriot-Watt Universities.

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde and be expected to develop and strengthen links within the University and across SUPA. The successful applicant will be expected to lead a research programme of international standing, attract significant funding, publish in leading journals and contribute to teaching and to the strategic management of the Department. With a PhD (or equivalent) in Physics or a related subject, you will have an established or emerging international reputation as an expert and leader the field of Theoretical and/or Computational Quantum Optics, based on a substantial track record of publications in highly rated academic journals, of securing significant research funding and of delivering teaching at all levels.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Rob Martin, Head of Department (r [dot] w [dot] martin [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk), Professor Gian-Luca Oppo (g [dot] l [dot] oppo [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk) and Professor Stefan Kuhr (stefan [dot] kuhr [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk).

For an application pack (available on request in alternative formats for applicants with a disability) please visit, select 'Professorial and Senior Professional' or call 0141 553 4133 (24 hour voicemail service), quoting reference JA/65/2013.