Professor (Open Rank) University of Illinois Computer Science

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Computer Science

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

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor). While we welcome applications from exceptional candidates in all areas, we particularly encourage applications from candidates working in quantum computing; parallel computing;  computing systems; interactive and social computing (HCI, wearable computing, AR/VR, graphics, computational social science, fairness); ML systems and architectures; and speech & audio. We also are interested in expanding in interdisciplinary areas such as bioinformatics, digital healthcare; digital manufacturing; computational brain, environmental, or climate sciences; and robotics, among others.

Applicants are required to have (or expected to receive) a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Computer Science or a related field. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and the potential to initiate and carry out independent research.

We seek applicants that will contribute to the diverse, vibrant, and inclusive atmosphere in the department as we strive to make computing’s remarkable opportunities available to everyone through the continued expansion of our research and teaching activity in Urbana-Champaign, in Chicago, and online. Quantum computing faculty will engage with a growing campus and state-wide quantum research community through the new Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) and the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

Qualified senior candidates may be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative in which 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, quantum, big data, machine learning, and robotics. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at

A full description of this position announcement can be found at

Application review and interviewing will begin immediately. Applications received by November 15, 2022 will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2023 but is negotiable.

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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 (

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