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Faculty Open Rank

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Open Rank
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time faculty positions at all ranks. Exceptional candidates in all areas relevant to Mechanical Engineering will be considered. The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. We are seeking faculty who can teach in these and other areas while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our program and courses through their research, teaching and service. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, though all qualified candidates will be considered.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Our faculty and students are affiliated with and have access to world-class experimental and computational facilities located in on-campus multidisciplinary research (fundamental and translational) centers and laboratories, including: Applied Research Institute, Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, Aerodynamics Research Laboratory, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

A doctoral degree in a relevant engineering or science field is required at the start date, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must be qualified to teach courses at graduate and undergraduate levels in Mechanical Science and Engineering. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2023, however, applications may be considered until positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period, but a decision will not be made until after the closing date, December 15, 2023. The expected start date is August 16, 2024, but other start dates may be considered.

Application materials must be submitted to The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching goals and interests, on research interests, and on commitment to diversity, as well as the names and contact information of four professional references, all in a single .pdf file as an upload in the CV/Resume section. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to:

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 (

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, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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

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