Faculty Positions

Information Retrieval / Natural Language Processing / Theoretical Computer Science Faculty   The Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (exceptional senior level candidates will also be considered). All candidates must have a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field by the appointment’s starting date. Candidates will be expected to conduct world class research and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Senior candidates must have an outstanding research record, a strong record of funded research, demonstrated leadership in collaborative research, and an excellent teaching record at the undergraduate and graduate level. This search primarily seeks candidates in three research areas. Please clearly indicate for which one of those areas you wish to be considered. Exceptional candidates from other areas may also be considered. The focused research areas of faculty search are:

  1. Information Retrieval and Web search.
  2. Natural Language Processing and computational linguistics.
  3. Theoretical Computer Science

In addition, we may also have a position in cyber-physical systems. The Computer Science department has 31 tenure-system faculty and offers BS, MS and PhD degrees. Our faculty includes 11 NSF CAREER award recipients. UIC has an advanced computing and networking infrastructure in place for data-intensive scientific research that is well-connected regionally, nationally and internationally. Chicago epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city. Its airports are among the busiest in the world, with frequent non-stop flights to virtually anywhere. Yet the cost of living, whether in an 88th floor condominium downtown or on a tree-lined street in one of the nation’s finest school districts, is surprisingly low. Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.uic.edu/. Include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names and addresses of at least three references in the online application. Applicants needing additional information may contact the Faculty Search at search-chair@cs.uic.edu. For fullest consideration, apply by December 1, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking full-time teaching faculty members for fall 2017. Two tracks are available for applicants, clinical track (Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor) for those who have a PhD in Computer Science, and lecturer track (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer) for those who don’t. The department is committed to effective teaching. Candidates would be working alongside 7 full-time teaching faculty with over 100 years of combined teaching experience and 11 awards for excellence. The department seeks candidates dedicated to teaching; candidates must have evidence of effective teaching, or present a convincing case of future dedication and success in the art of teaching. Content areas of interest include introductory programming/data structures, theory/algorithms, discrete math, computer organization/systems, databases, software design, and web development. Candidates interested in Computer Science Education research are especially encouraged to apply. The teaching load is 3 undergraduate courses per semester.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top-10 most diverse universities in the US (US News and World Report). UIC’s hometown of Chicago epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant city. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago offers an outstanding array of cultural and culinary experiences. As the birthplace of the modern skyscraper, Chicago boasts one of the world’s tallest and densest skylines, combined with an 8100-acre park system and extensive public transit and biking networks.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree, for Lecturer, or PhD, for Clinical Assistant Professor, in Computer Science or a closely related field, and either (a) demonstrated evidence of effective teaching, or (b) convincing argument of future dedication and success in the art of teaching. Applications are submitted online at https://jobs.uic.edu/. In the online application, include a curriculum vitae, names and addresses of at least three references, a statement providing evidence of effective teaching, and a statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion (or plans to make future contributions). For additional information contact Professor Mitch Theys, Committee Chair, mtheys@uic.edu.

For fullest consideration, please apply by February 1, 2017. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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