Professor (Open Rank)

Professor (Open Rank)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Grainger College of Engineering: Computer Science


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Exterior of the Siebel Center for Computer Science.

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). While we welcome applications from exceptional candidates in all areas, we particularly encourage applications from candidates working in quantum computing; parallel computing; computer systems; interactive and social computing (HCI, wearable computing, AR/VR, graphics, computational social science, fairness); and ML systems and architectures. We also are interested in expanding in interdisciplinary areas such as bioinformatics, digital healthcare; digital manufacturing; computational brain, environmental, or climate sciences; speech & audio; and robotics, among others.

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,, Microsoft, Netscape, Optimizely, PayPal, YouTube, and Yelp. 

Illinois Computer Science includes more than 120 core faculty, 80 affiliate faculty, 24 postdocs, and 53 staff, and enrolls more than 2400 undergraduate and over 2600 graduate students, including more than 450 PhD students. The Department faculty include 20 IEEE Fellows, 19 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 the world’s first engineering-based College of Medicine. More details about the department can be found at

Professor Sarita Adve and students look at a computer screen.Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at

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 Procedures & Deadline Information

Application review and interviewing will begin immediately. Applications received by November 15, 2022 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, 2023 but is negotiable. To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload 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. 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. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For inquiry, please email  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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.

Group of smiling Computer Science students in graduation regalia in the Siebel Center.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 (

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