The Grainger College of Engineering: Faculty (Open Rank)-Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Other Engineering
Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Open Rank Faculty Search

The Grainger College of Engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for open-rank full-time faculty positions. All qualified candidates will be considered at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, broadly defined, including the areas of Semiconductor Devices, Electromagnetics and Sensing Systems, Power and Energy Systems, Quantum Information Science, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging, Integrated Circuits and Systems, AI/Autonomous Systems, Robotics, Signal Processing and Data Science, Control, Optimization, and Decision Science, Embedded Computing Systems and the Internet of Things, Data-Centric Computer Systems and Storage, Networked and Distributed Computing Systems.  Also, candidates to be part of a cluster hire in Neuroinformatics or a cluster hire in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Digital Transformation are encouraged to apply.  The cluster hire in Neuroinformatics is described at https://publish.illinois.edu/neuro-cluster/.  Areas of particular interest this year are Computer Engineering, High-speed Integrated Circuits, and Semiconductor Electronics.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Applications are also encouraged from candidates whose degrees and research programs are in broad interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering.  Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply. Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate and Professor positions.

Applicants for all positions at the assistant professor level must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, excellent academic credentials, and an outstanding ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will be expected to initiate and carry out independent research and perform academic duties associated with our B.S., M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs. Ideal candidates include those demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.


The department has one of the world's top programs, serving nearly 3,000 students and granting approximately 450 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, 80 M.Eng. degrees, and 75 Ph.D. degrees annually. Faculty in the department carry out research in a broad spectrum of areas. They are supported by world-class interdisciplinary research facilities, including the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Information Trust Institute, the Parallel Computing Institute, the Nick Holonyak Jr. Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, as well as several industrial centers and programs that foster international collaborations. The ECE Department also supports and encourages faculty involvement with the nation's first engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, which has opened on campus to facilitate the transition from engineering breakthroughs into translational medical practices.


The application deadline is December 1, 2023 --- applications received by this date will be given full consideration by the Search Committee --- but the interview process of earlier applicants may begin before this date and continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2024; however, this is negotiable. To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement on commitment to diversity, and the names and email addresses of three references, all in a single PDF file as an upload in the “CV/Resume” section. The statement on diversity should address past and /or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. For further information regarding application procedures, please email Angie Ellis at ece-recruiting@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.


We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (https://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/).

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1019983
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu