Teaching Faculty (Open Rank) - Computer Science-The Grainger College of Engineering, UIUC

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time teaching faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of computer science. Special areas of focus include information retrieval, data mining, and artificial intelligence. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach at all levels.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Teaching faculty positions are renewable, career-oriented, non-tenure-track positions. Initial appointments are typically at the rank of Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Senior Instructor or Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor. Applicants for Instructor positions must have at least a B.S. (M.S. preferred) and applicants for Teaching Professor positions (all ranks) must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in CS or a closely related field. Competitive applicants will show the promise of excellence in classroom teaching and will demonstrate strong CS and teaching knowledge, as well as demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Senior-level appointments are available for candidates with significant additional experience, stature, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Multi-year contracts are available for all positions.
Successful applicants will join the department's thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative teaching faculty who contribute to high-quality instruction, curriculum development, and student mentoring. Many faculty also engage in other student engagement activities and outreach activities. Teaching Professors are expected to have a deep interest in improving pedagogy beyond the CS department, may take on leadership roles on campus, and many engage in research in computer science education or other areas of computer science.
The University of Illinois has one of the strongest CS departments in the country, with more than 100 faculty and nearly 2000 undergraduate majors and 1900 graduate students across eighteen different degree programs. In addition to our flagship undergraduate program in the College of Engineering, which includes more than 30% women in our freshman class, our innovative CS+X programs incorporate a strong grounding in CS with technical or professional training in the arts and sciences across 13 different disciplines. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked in the top five in the country by US News & World Report. We are also one of the leading teaching units on campus, offering computing education to students in every discipline. We welcome applicants that will contribute to the diverse and vibrant atmosphere in the department as we seek to make computing's remarkable opportunities available to everyone through the continued expansion of our programs and offerings in Urbana-Champaign, in Chicago and online.
The start date for these positions is flexible. Application review and interviews will begin immediately. In order to ensure full consideration for a Fall 2021 start date, applications must be received by April 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Applications should be submitted by visiting http://jobs.illinois.edu and uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a statement on commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants may also submit supporting material relevant to evaluating their teaching abilities. For inquiry, please email HR@cs.illinois.edu.
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