Tenure Track Faculty (Open Rank)

Tenure Track Faculty (Open Rank)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) – 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, cloud computing and data centers, interactive computing (HCI, HRI, wearable computing, AR/VR, graphics), the intersection of systems/architecture and artificial intelligence/machine learning, and the social impacts of computing.

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 WatersOpenMP to MPIMosaic 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 ReconstructRuntime VerificationVeriflow 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.

Professor Sarita Adve and students look at a computer screen.Illinois Computer Science includes 83 tenure-track faculty members, 33 teaching and research faculty, 15 postdocs, and 53 academic and research staff and professionals, and enrolls more than 2300 undergraduate and more than 2200 graduate students, including approximately 450 PhD students. The Department faculty include 19 IEEE Fellows, 19 ACM Fellows, and 43 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 http://cs.illinois.edu.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative in which 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, quantum, big data, machine learning, and robotics. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at https://grainger.illinois.edu/research/grainger-breakthroughs.

Group of smiling Computer Science students in graduation regalia in the Siebel Center.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, 2021 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, 2022 but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu  and uploading 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. For inquiry, please email HR@cs.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.  The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior EmploymentAs a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibilityThe University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

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/facultyaffairs/work-life-balance/).