The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) - Computer Science

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Professor (Open Rank)

Computer Science

The Grainger College of Engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor). The CS department is in a growth phase and we have hired over 25 tenure-track faculty in the past three years. While we welcome applications from exceptional candidates in all areas, we particularly encourage applications from senior and mid-career candidates.

The Department is also participating in campus-wide searches for faculty in four areas: Neuro-Informatics: Big Data Computational Systems Neuroscience; Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Digital Transformation;  AI for Community Health; and IMMERSE: Center for Immersive Computing. Candidates should state in their cover letter if they are interested in a strategic cluster hiring initiative and list which other participating departments they have applied to, if any.

We seek applicants that will contribute to the diverse, vibrant, and inclusive atmosphere in the department as we strive to make computing’s remarkable opportunities available to everyone through the continued expansion of our research and teaching activity in Urbana-Champaign, in Chicago, and online. Quantum computing faculty will engage with a growing campus and state-wide quantum research community through the new Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) and the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

The Department of Computer Science is home to U.S. News & World Report top-5 undergraduate and graduate programs and is a key component of The Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois, one of the nation's elite engineering schools.  Our history is, in part, the history of computing.  From the ILLIAC to Blue Waters, MPI to OpenMP, Mosaic to YouTube, and the first vectorizing compilers to LLVM, Illinois CS faculty, students, and alumni have long been at the forefront of computing research and innovation. CS Department faculty have been founders of multiple startup companies including Reconstruct, Runtime Verification, Veriflow Systems, and others. Companies that have been founded or led by Illinois CS graduates include C3, Malwarebytes, Match.com, Microsoft, Netscape, Optimizely, PayPal, YouTube, and Yelp.

Illinois Computer Science includes more than 120 core faculty, 80 affiliate faculty, 24 postdocs, and 60 staff, and enrolls more than 2500 undergraduate and over 2600 graduate students, including more than 500 PhD students. The Department faculty includes 20 IEEE Fellows, 18 ACM Fellows, and 47 NSF CAREER Award winners.  Our research embraces all major technical specializations in the profession, and is at the heart of the University of Illinois' rich network of interdisciplinary centers and institutes such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, two NSF AI Institutes, and the recently announced IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute. We are pioneering innovations in computer science education, including new cross-disciplinary CS+X and X+DS (data science) degrees for undergraduates, our new iCAN program for non-computing college graduates, and a growing online Master's Program, and our faculty are contributing to the world’s first engineering-based College of Medicine. More details about the department can be found at http://cs.illinois.edu.

Applicants are required to have (or expected to receive) a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal 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.

Application review and interviewing will begin immediately. Applications received by December 1, 2023, will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2024, but is negotiable. To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu.  The application package should include a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and a statement on commitment to diversity, along with names and contact information of at least three references who will be contacted to provide letters. Please submit these documents 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. Applicants who desire confidentiality should explicitly mention this in the first paragraph of their cover letter. For inquiry, please email cs-facultysearch@illinois.edu

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/).

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.

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: 1020851
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu