Professor (Open Rank) of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, The Grainger College of Engineering
United States

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


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.


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 To learn more about The Grainger College of Engineering’s commitment to diversity, please 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 to 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.


The Department of Computer Science at Illinois is one of the leading programs in the United States and is a key component of 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, 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 Cazoodle, Embedor Technology, 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.


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.


Illinois 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


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


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  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


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 ( 


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