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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) – Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor). These are full-time appointments. We encourage applications in all areas of Computer Science, including areas that are interdisciplinary.

CS students celebrate graduation, May 2016. (Photo Credit: Priten Vora)Applicants are required to have (or expected to receive) a Ph.D. or equivalent 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 commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

NCSA's National Petascale Computing FacilityThe Department of Computer Science at Illinois is one of the leading programs in the United States and is a key component of the The Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois, one of the nation’s elite engineering schools.  Illinois Computer Science is home to a U.S. News & World Report top-5 graduate program. Our history is, in part, the history of computing. From the ILLIAC to Blue Waters, OpenMP to MPI, 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 Cazoodle, Embedor Technology, 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.

We are pioneering innovations in computer science education, including new cross-disciplinary CS + X degrees for undergraduates and a growing MOOC-based Master’s Program. 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. These include the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Information Trust Institute, and the Health Care Engineering Systems Center. Interdisciplinary areas such as Quantum and Robotics are also targeted areas for growth in the CS Department, enhanced by coordination with new campus centers like the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST), and the Center for Autonomy

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer ScienceIllinois Computer Science includes 74 tenure track faculty members, 18 teaching and research faculty, and 52 academic and research staff and professionals, and enrolls over 1800 undergraduate students, over 1500 graduate students, among them over 300 PhD students. The Department features 17 IEEE Fellows, 15 ACM Fellows, and 36 NSF CAREER Award winners. As part of a significant planned expansion of our faculty, CS seeks applicants who will contribute to the vibrant atmosphere and positive learning climate in the department, as we seek to make computing’s remarkable opportunities available to everyone. 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. 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 https://grainger.illinois.edu/research/grainger-breakthroughs.

Application review and interviewing will begin immediately. All applications received before December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2020, 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 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 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.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about The Grainger College of Engineering’s commitment to diversity, please visit: https://engineering.illinois.edu/about/diversity.html.  

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/).

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

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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. These are 100% non-tenure-track appointments.

Staff for Student-run HackIllinois 2015. (Photo Credit: Priten Vora)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.  Multi-year contracts are available for all positions.

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 Professor 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, as well as demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

CS Lecturer Mike Woodley judges entries at HackIllinois. (Photo Credit: Priten Vora)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 Professors 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.    

The University of Illinois has one of the strongest CS departments in the country, with over 1800 undergraduate majors and over 1500 graduate students across seventeen different degree programs.   In addition to our flagship undergraduate program in the College of Engineering, which includes a diverse class of over 30% 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 across a dozen different disciplines.  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.

The start date for these positions is flexible. Application review and interviews will begin immediately. In order to ensure full consideration for a Spring 2020 start date, applications must be received by Friday, October 18, 2019, and for a Fall 2020 start date, applications must be received by Friday, January 10, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. 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 HR@cs.illinois.edu.

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

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about The Grainger College of Engineering’s commitment to diversity, please visit: https://engineering.illinois.edu/about/diversity.html.

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