Teaching Faculty (Open Rank) - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department - College of Engineering

  • University of Illinois, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
  • Feb 27, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


College of Engineering: Teaching Faculty (Open Rank) – Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple teaching faculty positions at all levels and in all topical areas of computer engineering. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach at all levels. This is a 100% non-tenure-track appointment on an academic year (nine-month) service basis paid over twelve months.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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, Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Senior Instructor, Senior Lecturer, or Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor. Teaching faculty positions may also serve as an entry path into tenure-track faculty positions at teaching-centric institutions.  Senior-level appointments are available for candidates with significant additional experience, stature, and demonstrated teaching excellence.  Multi-year contracts may be available for the Teaching Professor track after the first year.

The ECE Illinois is top ranked in both undergraduate and graduate education and has approximately 1900 undergraduate majors and over 500 graduate students. We seek applicants that will contribute to the diverse and vibrant atmosphere in the department.  

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field is strongly preferred, and is required for Lecturer and Teaching Professor positions of any rank. Competitive applicants will show the promise of classroom teaching excellence and will demonstrate strong core discipline knowledge. 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.  Faculty also have opportunities to engage in outreach and service activities such as running summer camps, mentoring professional student groups, and community involvement.  Teaching Professors are expected to have a demonstrated interest in improving pedagogy, and may take on leadership roles on campus and in the scientific community to contribute to best practices and/or education research in the discipline.   

Application Details

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 20, 2020. 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, 2020, but is negotiable. Applications should be submitted by visiting http://jobs.illinois.edu and uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants may also submit supporting material relevant to evaluating their teaching abilities. For inquiry, please email Tracie Hediger at hediger@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.


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Application Deadline

March 20, 2020 for full consideration