The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of CS, but with particular emphasis in the areas of Machine Learning (ML), its associated theoretical foundations and experimental applications; and Big Data and related platforms, systems, and foundational theory. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in traditional as well as in nontraditional and interdisciplinary areas of computer science. The department is engaged in exciting new and expanding programs for research, education, and professional development, with strong ties to industry.
Applicants for 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 to perform academic duties associated with our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. Senior level appointments with tenure are available for persons of international stature.
Faculty in the department carry out research in a broad spectrum of areas and are supported by world-class facilities, starting with our department’s home in the Siebel Center for Computer Science, and including collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Information Trust Institute, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Computational Science & Engineering program, the Institute for Genomic Biology, as well as several industrial centers and programs that foster international collaborations. The department has one of the leading programs in the United States, granting approximately 200 B.S. degrees, 70 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually.
If qualified, this candidate may be hired as a Blue Waters Professor. Blue Waters Professors will be provided substantial allocations on and expedited access to the Blue Waters supercomputer. Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, supported by the National Science Foundation and developed and run by the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. If you are interested in being considered for this unique opportunity, be sure to include Blue Waters as one of your preferred research areas when prompted during your online application process and include a reference to Blue Waters in your cover letter.
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. The two main research areas are Big Data and Bioengineering. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.
In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2014, but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu and uploading a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement, along with names of three references. For inquiry, please call 217-244-7949 or email HR [at] cs [dot] illinois [dot] edu.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.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 (http://provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html).