University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Department of Computer Science – Instructional Faculty (Open Rank)
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Computer Science Department in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois invites applications for multiple full-time teaching positions to support the continued expansion of our teaching activity in Urbana-Champaign, in Chicago, and online. We welcome applications from talented and innovative instructors able to teach across the computer science curriculum and are particularly interested in candidates who can teach algorithms and theory, and introductory courses in computer science. Applicants for Teaching Professor (all ranks) or Lecturer positions need to have (or are expected to receive) a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in computer science or a closely related field. Applicants for Instructor or Clinical Faculty (i.e., Professor of Practice working title) positions are required to have (or expected to receive) a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a related field. Initial appointments will be on three- to five-year contracts renewed annually, at a rank commensurate with prior experience, and at a highly competitive salary based on qualifications. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to thrive working with a diverse group of students and colleagues.
Application review and interviewing will begin immediately. Applications received by November 15, 2023, will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Competitive applications will include evidence of effective pedagogy, such as course materials and assignments; peer, student, or statistical evaluations; or descriptions of novel approaches, tools, or systems that the applicant has developed. Applicants who desire confidentiality should explicitly mention this in the first paragraph of their cover letter. For inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Successful applicants will join a large and active instructional faculty community. Our department’s nearly 30 instructional faculty embrace the challenges and rewards of teaching at scale, but generally do so by teaching many students across a small number of courses. Many instructors choose to teach the same course for multiple semesters, allowing them to develop deep mastery of their subject while supporting long-term investments in innovative pedagogy.
Instructional faculty have primary responsibility for designing and delivering the undergraduate core but teach courses throughout the undergraduate and graduate degree programs and online. Instructional faculty also engage in other activities that support the university’s educational mission, including leadership and service at the department, campus, or international level; collaborations that develop new courses or curricula; student mentoring and advising; creating systems and tools that support novel educational approaches; data analysis; community outreach; and research in computer science education or other areas of computer science.
A full description of this position announcement can be found at https://cs.illinois.edu/faculty-positions.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify. 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 (https://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/).
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.