Faculty Positions in Quantum Computing, Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, Peking University

The Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies (CFCS) of Peking University is committed to building a world-class quantum computing program and invites applications for multiple tenured-track, tenured, and visiting faculty positions. We seek exceptional candidates at all levels from all areas of quantum computing, with an emphasis on areas critical to the realization of quantum computers. We aim to build an interdisciplinary and collaborative faculty team covering experimental superconducting quantum computing (SQC), SQC device theory, quantum error correction, and quantum architecture. The positions may be joint with a secondary appointment in another department such as EECS, Physics, and Mathematics.


Successful candidates will have a relevant doctorate, an outstanding, impactful research record, and a strong commitment to fundamental, pioneering research, as well as to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates with industrial quantum computing research experiences are also encouraged to apply. The visiting positions are for hosting academic leaves of senior researchers and the continuing training of more junior researchers. CFCS is committed to the mentoring of junior faculty toward a successful academic career, and has developed an extensive mentorship program, especially in quantum computing.


CFCS is a university new initiative co-founded by Professors John Hopcroft (Turing Awardee) and Wen Gao (CAE, ACM/IEEE Fellow). The center aims at developing the excellence on two fronts: research and education. On the research front, the center will provide a world-class research environment, where innovation and impactful research is the central aim, measured by professional reputation among world scholars, not by counting the number of publications and research funding. On the education front, the center deeply involves in the Turing Class, an elite undergraduate program that draws the cream of the crop from the PKU undergraduate talent pool. New curriculum and pedagogy are designed and practiced in this program, with the aim to cultivate a new generation of computer scientist/engineers that are solid in both theories and practices.


Salary and Benefits

All newly hired faculty members will be provided with necessary startup resource and research infrastructures.  Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive and are to be individually negotiated in each case, commensurate with the candidate’s academic credentials.


To Apply:

Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae; copies of 3-5 key publications; 3-5 names and contact information of references; and a statement of research and teaching to: CFCS_recruiting[at]pku[dot]edu[dot]cn . To expedite the process, please arrange to have the reference letters sent directly to the above email address.


Applications will be reviewed continuously and will be accepted until the positions are filled.