Faculty Positions

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

College of Engineering: Teaching Faculty (Open Rank) – Computer Science.


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 several faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of Computer Science.  Applicants from both traditional as well as non-traditional and interdisciplinary areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to have (or expected to receive) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.  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.  Appointments with tenure and higher ranks are available for persons with commensurate research and teaching experience.

Staff for Student-run HackIllinois 2015. (Photo Credit: Priten Vora)The Department of Computer Science at Illinois is one of the leading programs in the United States, granting over 200 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually.  The department offers an exciting and supportive environment for our 70 faculty members, 600+ graduate students, and 1600+ undergraduate students, which include 46% women in the incoming class for the B.S. degree.  We seek applicants that will contribute to the diverse and vibrant atmosphere in the department.

NCSA's National Petascale Computing FacilityFaculty 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.  Collaborations include the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Information Trust Institute, the Parallel Computing Institute, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, as well as several industrial centers and programs that foster international collaborations.

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. 

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday January 6, 2017. 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, 2017, 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 who will be contacted to provide letters. For inquiry, please call 217-333-3426 or email HR@cs.illinois.edu.

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

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois 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)

CS @ ILLINOIS Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Flier [PDF]

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Engineering: Teaching Faculty (Open Rank) – Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple teaching faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of computer science. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach at all levels.

Teaching faculty positions are renewable, career-oriented, non-tenure-track positions. Initial appointments are typically at the rank of Instructor, Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Senior Instructor, Senior Lecturer, or Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor. Senior-level appointments are available for candidates with significant additional experience, stature, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

CS students celebrate graduation, May 2016. (Photo Credit: Priten Vora)Applicants for Instructor positions must have at least a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in CS or a closely related field; applicants for Lecturer or for Teaching Faculty positions (all ranks) must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in CS or a closely related field. Competitive applicants will show the promise of excellence in classroom teaching and will demonstrate strong CS and teaching knowledge. Successful applicants will join the department’s thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative teaching faculty who contribute to high-quality instruction, curriculum development, and student mentoring. Many faculty also engage in outreach and service activities. Teaching Faculty are expected to have a deep interest in improving pedagogy beyond the CS department, and may take on leadership roles on campus and contribute to best practices and/or education research in the discipline.

CS Lecturer Mike Woodley judges entries at HackIllinois. (Photo Credit: Priten Vora)The University of Illinois has one of the strongest CS departments in the country, with approximately 1650 undergraduate majors and over 700 graduate students across eleven different degree programs. In addition to our flagship undergraduate program in the College of Engineering, which includes a diverse class of 46% women in our freshman class, our innovative CS + X programs incorporate a strong grounding in CS with technical or professional training in the arts and sciences. We seek applicants that will contribute to the diverse and vibrant atmosphere in the department. Our graduate program is ranked one of the top five in the country by US News & World Report. We are also one of the leading teaching units on campus, offering computing education to students in every discipline.

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer ScienceIn order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, January 6, 2017. 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, 2017, but is negotiable. Applications should be submitted by visiting http://jobs.illinois.edu and uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants may also submit supporting material relevant to evaluating their teaching abilities. For inquiry, please email Amy Simons at HR@cs.illinois.edu.

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

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or a criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

CS @ ILLINOIS Fact Sheet [PDF]