Photonics - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-31


As one of the world's top centres for photonics research, the University of Ottawa is recruiting an outstanding scholar to fill a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 position. The successful applicant will join Dr. Robert Boyd, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Quantum Nonlinear Optics, in establishing an internationally preeminent research program in the fields of quantum nonlinear optics and nanophotonics ( He or she will be part of an integrated team in which each member will be expected to conduct an independent research program within the following two CERC areas:

  1. Use of nanotechnology to fabricate new photonic components.
  2. Development of optical approaches to quantum information science.

Tier 2 CRCs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Chairholders are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work. For more information on the CRC program visit the CRC website at:

Required Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent, superior achievement in the CRC's identified area(s), a commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent communication skills in either English or French.

Rank and Salary: Regular academic tenure-track appointment in the relevant Faculty.

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Application Package: Interested scholars are invited to submit an application consisting of the following:
  • A letter formally expressing an interest in the position;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A research plan demonstrating the applicant's strong commitment to research excellence, with details on how this research plan will mesh with the goals of the CERC program;
  • A statement of teaching interests; and
  • The names of three persons able to supply letters of reference.

Applications will be processed in January with the position remaining open until filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The application package should be sent by post, courier or email, to this address:

Dr. Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland, room 246
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5
Phone: 613-562-5270 / Fax: 613-562-5271

Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chairholders to work in Canada have been established by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to be able to function in a bilingual setting. In certain cases, professors must have the ability to teach in both official languages to be granted tenure.


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