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Faculty Positions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professors in ECE Building Lobby
Professors in ECE Building Lobby

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois ECE) invites applications for full-time faculty positions. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, broadly defined, with particular emphasis in the areas of Computational and Physical Aspects of Electronics and Electromagnetics; Power and Energy Systems; Quantum Information Science; Bioacoustics and Bioimaging; Circuits - System on a Chip; AI/Autonomous Systems; Robotics; Machine Vision; Embedded Computing Systems and the Internet of Things; Data- Centric Computer Systems and Storage; Networked and Distributed Computing Systems. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose degree and research programs are in core as well as broad interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Of particular interest is quantum information science, including quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum sensing, and the development of novel hardware and architectures for quantum information processing. This position is part of a $15M investment in the new Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology (IQUIST) center, which also includes multiple hires in Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Class in session with professor at blackboard
Class in session with professor at blackboard

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

Applicants for all positions at the assistant professor level must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, excellent academic credentials, and an outstanding ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will be expected to initiate and carry out independent research and to perform academic duties associated with our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate and Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) , which is backed by a$100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation.

Illinois ECE is in a period of intense demand and growth, serving over 3000 students and averaging 7 new tenure-track faculty hires per year in recent years. Faculty in the department carry out research in a broad spectrum of areas and are supported by world-class interdisciplinary research facilities, including the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Information Trust Institute, the Parallel Computing Institute, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, as well as several industrial centers and programs that foster international collaborations. The ECE Department also supports and encourages faculty involvement with the Nation's first engineering-based College of Medicine that has opened on campus. The plans are to facilitate transition from engineering breakthroughs into translational medical practices. The department has one of the very top programs in the United States, granting approximately 450 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, 80 M.Eng. degrees, and 75 Ph.D. degrees annually. Illinois ECE is housed in its new 235,000 sq. ft. building designed to set a new standard in energy efficiency which is a major campus addition with minimal carbon footprint.

In order to ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, applications must be received by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed until suitable candidates are identified. Interviews and offers may take place before the deadline but all applications received by the deadline would 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 and uploading a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and statement on commitment to diversity, along with names of three references. The statement on diversity should address past and /or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. For inquiry, please call 217-333-2302 or email

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

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.