Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering (Quantum Technologies))

University of Oxford, Engineering Science
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX13PJ
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The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering (Quantum Technologies)) with effect from 1st October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford, OX1 3EJ) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Balliol College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £48,114 to £64,605 per annum plus additional benefits (see the Job Description for full details). The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s work in quantum technologies, and to the substantial activities in quantum technologies across the University. Applications are welcome from candidates with an internationally leading track record in the (broadly defined) area of the engineering of quantum systems, including photonic systems as applied to quantum technologies, quantum photonics, quantum computer architectures, or similar areas; with a strong focus on the engineering aspects of these topics.

Candidates will have a strong research background, including a doctorate, and will be expected to engage in and lead high-quality original research. They will be able to secure external research funding and engage in the management of research projects. This will require the supervision of research students and research assistants. They will lecture undergraduate courses and give six hours of tutorials per week during the eight weeks of the undergraduate term.  They will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in developing the Department’s activities in quantum technologies, both in research and in teaching undergraduates who wish to specialise in electrical engineering in their third and fourth years.   At the same time, the new post-holder should be able to teach mathematics and electrical engineering.

A job description, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from The job ref is: DF21BAL/148630. Please quote this in all correspondence. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 1 February 2021. Interviews will take place during the afternoons of Thursday 29 April and Friday 30 April.

For queries about the post that are not answered in the job description, please contact the department on or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273003.

For more information on work in quantum technology at Oxford please contact Prof Dominic O’Brien

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Your application will be judged only against the criteria which are set out below. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet these criteria.

The University is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions. Members of selection committees will be aware of the principles of equality of opportunity, fair selection and the risks of bias. There will be both female and male committee members wherever possible.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognising that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following.


  1. A doctorate in the field of Electrical Engineering or a cognate discipline;
  2. Proven research record of high quality at international level in quantum technologies, focusing on the engineering and systems aspects of the technology
  3. Significant research potential in quantum technologies; evidenced by a written coherent research plan of high standard, appropriate to the Department’s research standing;
  4. Ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research;
  5. Experience of and ability to teach effectively. At undergraduate level this would involve a wide range of topics within the field of electrical engineering and related topics in the context of our general Engineering Science course. At graduate level it would involve principally more specialised material in the context of our CDT programmes;
  6. Ability to supervise graduate students;
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for undertaking teaching and the pastoral care of students;
  8. Evidence of the ability, or the potential, to provide excellent tutorial teaching in a range of undergraduate papers in the Engineering Science course (including Electricity, Electronics, Electromagnetism and other general aspects of the syllabus);
  9. Ability and willingness to undertake the full range of pastoral and administrative duties both within the Department and the College.
  1. Excellent track record of obtaining research grants;
  2. Experience of research collaborations at national and international level;
  3. Experience of supervising research students;
  4. Experience of or an interest in developing links with Industry.
  5. Evidence of excellence in teaching.


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