College of Engineering: Open Rank Faculty - Computer Science (102958)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) – Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of Computer Science. We encourage applications in Data, Machine Learning, Quantum computing, Robotics, Security, and Systems, but applicants from all traditional as well as non-traditional and interdisciplinary areas of Computer Science are urged to apply. These are 100% tenure-track appointments.

Applicants are required to have (or expected to receive) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Science or a related field. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and the potential to initiate and carry out independent research. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. Appointments with tenure and higher ranks are available for persons with commensurate research and teaching experience.

The Department of Computer Science at Illinois is one of the leading programs in the United States and is a key component of the College of Engineering at Illinois, one of the nation’s elite engineering schools. Illinois Computer Science is home to a U.S. News & World Report top-5 graduate program. We are pioneering innovations in education, including new cross-disciplinary CS+X degrees for undergraduates and a newly launched MOOC-based Master’s Program. CS conducts outstanding programs in computer science education and research, embracing all major technical specializations in the profession, and is at the heart of the University of Illinois’ rich network of interdisciplinary centers and institutes. These include the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Information Trust Institute, and the Health Care Engineering Systems Center. CS faculty also play key roles in major new initiatives in Robotics, Quantum Computing, and Data Sciences.

Illinois Computer Science includes 66 tenure track faculty members, 20 teaching and research faculty, and 48 academic and research staff and professionals, and enrolls over 1700 undergraduate students, over 1000 graduate students, among them over 300 PhD students. The Department features 15 IEEE Fellows, 15 ACM Fellows, and 32 NSF CAREER Award winners. CS seeks applicants who will contribute to the vibrant atmosphere and positive learning climate in the department, as we seek to make computing’s remarkable opportunities available to everyone. More details about the department can be found at

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at

Application review and interviewing will begin immediately, and early applications before November 25, 2018 are strongly encouraged. All applications received before January 4, 2019 will receive full consideration, and no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2019, but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to and uploading a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and a statement on commitment to diversity, along with names of at least three references who will be contacted to provide letters. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants who desire confidentiality should explicitly mention this in the first paragraph of their cover letter. For inquiry, please call 217-333-3426 or email [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit:Engineering Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Engineering: Open Rank Faculty - Computer Science (102958) Open Date:09/13/2018 Organization Name:Computer Science




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Posted: 1/4/2019
Application Due: 8/28/2019
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