Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral


University of Illinois at Chicago
Computer Science Department, College of Engineering

The UIC CS Department is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow from all areas of computer science to take part in UIC’s Bridge to the Faculty program. Bridge to the Faculty is an opportunity designed to recruit scholars with the goal of supporting their scholarly development through a fully-funded postdoctoral program of up to two years. Successful postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to transition to faculty following their fellowship experience.

The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Fellows program seeks to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in STEM. The goal of this fellowship is to support the transition of outstanding candidates from postdoctoral assignments to research-active, tenure-track faculty members by providing them with mentorship and the opportunity to build community and engage with other Fellows through cohort-based mentorship programming coordinated through the Office of Diversity. UIC strongly encourages applications from individuals who have demonstrated background and/or record of scholarship that will best support UIC’s diverse student body. A successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of barriers affecting populations traditionally underrepresented in the field of computer science and groups that are traditionally marginalized in the United States. More information on Bridge to the Faculty is available here: https://diversity.uic.edu/engagement/bridge-to-the-faculty/.

UIC seeks applicants whose creative work/research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in computer science higher education. The position is available in the Fall 2021 semester and the initial term of employment will be for up to 24 months.

Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UIC’s undergraduate population is currently 26% Hispanic, 23% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander, 8% Black, 36% White, 9% International. 53% of UIC’s students are low income, and 36% are Pell-eligible.

This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing interest in the Fellowship, CS and UIC. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further our goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment.​​​
  • CV​
  • Names and contact information for writers of three letters of recommendation; one must be from the dissertation committee chair or faculty advisor.​​
  • A writing sample (dissertation proposal or publication).

For fullest consideration application materials must be submitted via https://jobs.uic.edu/ by February 5th, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

 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 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899