The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) - Computer Science (141940)
University of Illinois

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) - 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). We particularly encourage applications in quantum computing, but also welcome applications from exceptional candidates in other areas.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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. 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 78 tenure track faculty members, 29 teaching and research faculty, and 60 academic and research staff and professionals, and enrolls nearly 2000 undergraduates and 1900 graduate students, including over 420 PhD students. The Department faculty include 20 IEEE Fellows, 17 ACM Fellows, and 40 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, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Health Care Engineering Systems Center. We are pioneering innovations in computer science education, including new cross-disciplinary CS+X degrees for undergraduates 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

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

Application review and interviewing will begin immediately. All applications received before March 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2021 but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to 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 call 217-333-3426 or email

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

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 Employment."

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The 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 (

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