Faculty Positions

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 at Urbana-Champaign (ECE ILLINOIS) invites applications for full-time faculty positions 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
  • quantum computing
  • 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 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.

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Applicants for positions at the assistant professor level must have earned a PhD 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 BS, MS, and PhD programs.

Senior level appointments with tenure are available for persons of international stature. Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation.

ECE ILLINOIS is in a period of intense demand and growth, serving over 3,000 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. ECE ILLINOIS 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 BS degrees, 100 MS degrees, and 75 PhD degrees annually. ECE ILLINOIS is housed in its new 235,000 sq. ft. target net-zero energy design building, which is a major campus addition with minimal carbon footprint.

ECE Building

In order to ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, applications must be received by January 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, 2019, 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 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.

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/).

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 University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu