Faculty Positions

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

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Illinois ECE) has the following open searches for faculty candidates.

Professor (Open Rank)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for full-time faculty positions. All qualified candidates will be considered at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, broadly defined, to include the areas of Computational and Physical Electronics; Electromagnetics and Sensing Systems; Power and Energy Systems: Bioinformatics and Bioimaging; Circuits - System on a Chip; AI/Autonomous Systems; Robotics; Signal Processing and Machine Vision; Data Science and Applications; Control, Optimization, and Decision Science; Embedded Computing Systems and the Internet of Things; Data - Centric Computer Systems and Storage; Networked and Distributed Computing Systems. Areas of particular emphasis in this year's search are (1) Reliable/Secure Computing and Networked Systems and (2) Power Electronics/Power Semiconductors/Renewable Energy.
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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University commitment to diversity, please visit https://engineering.illinois.edu/about/diversity.html
Applications are also encouraged from candidates whose degrees and research programs are in core as well as broad interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply. 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. 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.
Applicants for all positions at the assistant professor level must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal 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., M.Eng., and Ph.D. programs. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. 
The department has one of the very top programs in the world, serving close to 3,000 students and granting approximately 450 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, 80 M. Eng. degrees, and 75 Ph.D. degrees annually. 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 Nick Holonyak Jr. 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 to facilitate transition from engineering breakthroughs into translational medical practices.
Application deadline is December 1, 2021 -- applications received by this date will be given full consideration by the Search Committee -- but the interview process of earlier applicants may begin before this date and continue until suitable candidates are identified.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting dates is August 16, 2022 but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu and uploading a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research 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 ece-recruiting@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 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 (http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/).

Visit the position listing on the University website to apply by the December 1, 2021 deadline.