Jobs at ECE

Faculty Positions

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, but with particular emphasis in the areas of Beyond CMOS nanoelectronics; Bioinformatics bioimaging, and systems biology; Complex data analysis and decision making; Controls; Photonics; Terahertz circuits and systems; and Computing, broadly defined to include big data, scalable hardware and software systems, parallel, high-performance, and energy-efficient computing, reliable and secure computing, and networking and distributed computing, among other areas. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in traditional as well as nontraditional and interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering. The Department is engaged in exciting new and expanding programs for research, education, and professional development, with strong ties to industry.

Applicants for positions at the assistant professor level must have an earned Ph.D. 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 B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. 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 to support research in big data and bioengineering, broadly defined. In addition, the University of Illinois is home to Blue Waters - one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, supported by the National Science Foundation and developed and operated by the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Qualified candidates may be hired as Blue Waters Professors who will be provided substantial allocations on and expedited access to the supercomputer. To be considered as a Blue Waters Professor, candidates need to mention Blue Waters as one of their preferred research areas in their online application, and include a reference to Blue Waters in their cover letter.

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 Institute for Genomic Biology, as well as several industrial centers and programs that foster international collaborations. The department has one of the leading programs in the United States, granting approximately 350 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually.

Application Information

Deadline to submit application has been extended to April 30, 2014. You must submit your application by the deadline in order to have full consideration by the Search Committee. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2014, but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to and uploading a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement, along with names of three references. For inquiry, please call 217-333-2302 or email

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity ( 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.