Professor in Quantum Technology


Ref LiU-2022-02619

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.

hereby advertises a position as

Professor in Quantum Technology
formally based at the Department of Electrical Engineering

Description of the subject area
The Information Coding division seeks a Professor in Quantum Repeaters and Memories to complement its activities within Quantum Communication. The position will be at the division of Information Coding at the department of Electrical Engineering, within the existing group in the areas of Quantum Technologies and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. The group performs research, graduate and undergraduate education in the area, performs quantum information experiments with path-encoded states across spatial-division-multiplexing optical fibers, and also on photonic quantum random number generators. Theoretical research is taking place in the fields of Bell violations, quantum contextuality and quantum computing.

The position if partially funded by the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technologies (WACQT). WACQT is a twelve-year initiative that will place Swedish universities and colleges and Swedish industry at the forefront of quantum technology. The center has four cornerstones in the form of quantum computers, quantum simulation, quantum communication and quantum sensors. It is mainly funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with grants from participating universities and companies. WACQT strives to promote career development, diversity and gender equality through networking and support activities. Read more at

The duties assigned to teaching staff may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate, advanced and research levels.

As professor, you are expected to lead and conduct your own and independent research in quantum repeaters and memories at international level, to establish a laboratory for this, and to build an externally financed research program within the area. You are also expected to be conduct and develop undergraduate and graduate education in the area. The expectation is also that you are active in enabling exploitation of research results for the benefit of society.

For this position, the language of instruction will be Swedish and English.

As grounds for assessment when appointing a professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.

Grounds for assessment
Applicant assessment will be based on the level of proficiency that is required for the appointment as professor.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to the assessment of scientific proficiency.

For this position special weight is given to scholarly proficiency, followed by teaching proficiency, in turn followed by remaining proficiencies which should be considered equally.

Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through: original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research.

Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work.

Administrative proficiency and leadership must have been demonstrated through the ability to plan, organise and develop activities and personnel.

Collaboration with society is an integral part of the research and educational mission of the higher education institution, where the ability to use collaboration with society as a means to raise the quality of the education and research, its relevance, dissemination, accessibility and application may constitute grounds for assessment.

Collaboration within education is demonstrated through the ability to plan, arrange and carry out productive collaboration in an educational context, with the aim of ensuring the relevance of the education and its role in preparing for professional life.

Collaboration within research is demonstrated by the ability to disseminate, make accessible and benefit from research through the production and dissemination of popular scientific material, collaborative projects with external non-academic actors, commissioned consulting as expert, mobility projects, commercialisation, and activities undertaken within the framework of permitted secondary employment.

It is desirable that the successful candidate with another mother tongue than Swedish should be able to teach in Swedish within two years from being appointed.

Form of employment
Permanent, full-time.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The university applies individual salaries. More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than August 19.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Jan-Åke Larsson

Professor, Head of Department

+46(0)13 281468

Christina Hammarstedt

Secretary of the Appointments Board

+46(0)13 281528

Lina Florvik

HR partner

+46(0)13 281925

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