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Faculty Positions

Application Deadline extended to January 16, 2015

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, with particular emphasis in the areas of Complex data analysis and decision science; Network science & communications; Signal processing, machine learning, and machine vision; Controls; Bioinformatics, bioimaging, and systems biology; Beyond CMOS electronics; Microelectronics & photonics; Terahertz circuits and systems; Remote sensing and space sciences; and Computing, broadly defined to include big data and its applications, scalable hardware and software systems, parallel, high-performance, and energy-efficient computing, reliable and secure computing, wired/wireless/social networking & distributed computing, and mobile, wearable sensing and applications, among other areas. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in core as well as interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering.

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 particularly 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 very top programs in the United States, granting approximately 350 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually. This year the ECE Department has moved into its new 235,000 sq. ft. net-zero energy design building, which is a major campus addition with maximum space and minimal carbon footprint.

Application Information

In order to ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, applications should be received by November 15, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2015, 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 equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois 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 (