Illinois Future Faculty Fellow

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
August 29 2019
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Illinois Future Faculty Fellows

Department of Computer Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the "Future Faculty" program. The Future Faculty Program is a selective program offering two-year postdoctoral position whose goal is to mentor and prepare outstanding candidates for an academic career in research and teaching. Candidates will be paired with a faculty mentor who will serve as their research supervisor. In addition, interested candidates will have the opportunity to teach up to one course per semester with strong mentorship and logistic support that guides candidates in good pedagogical practices. Individuals in the program will be mentored through the faculty job search process and will have the opportunity to be considered for a faculty position at Illinois. Candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. Applicants for this position are expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in computer science or a closely related field.

The University of Illinois has one of the strongest CS departments in the country, with approximately 1800 undergraduate majors and over 700 graduate students across seventeen different degree programs. In addition to our flagship undergraduate program in the College of Engineering, which includes a diverse class of over 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 a dozen different disciplines.

We seek applicants that will contribute to the diverse and vibrant atmosphere in the department. Successful applicants will join the department's thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative teaching and research faculty who contribute to high-quality instruction and research. Our graduate program is ranked one of 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.

The start date for this position is flexible. In order to ensure full consideration, for a Fall 2019 start date, applications should be received by July 15, 2019, and for a Spring 2020 start date, applications should be received by October 15, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing dates; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Applications should be submitted by visiting and uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants should indicate what their ultimate career goals within the content of their cover letter, as well as the Illinois faculty with whom they are interested in working. Applicants may also submit supporting material relevant to evaluating their teaching abilities. For inquiry, please call 217-244-7949 or email Amy Simons at

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Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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. (