Open Rank ECE Tenure Track Positions at the University of Illinois Chicago
The University of Illinois Chicago ECE department invites applications for multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. The faculty positions start on August 16, 2024, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.

Deadline: November 15, 2023. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Apply here:

POSITION 1: Open Rank, Tenure Track, Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE)Job ID1021648

Priority areas include:

  1. Quantum information theory
  2. Quantum computing – algorithms
  3. Quantum computing – hardware
  4. Quantum sensing
  5. Quantum communications and networking

POSITION 2: Open Rank, Tenure Track, Advanced Semiconductors and Computer Engineering. Job ID1021647

Priority areas include:

  1. Advanced semiconductors (including: microelectronics; nanoelectronics; optoelectronics; integrated circuits)
  2. Computer engineering (including: embedded computing; edge computing; distributed computing; high performing computing; neuromorphic computing; data-centric computing; hardware security)
  3. Artificial Intelligence (including: generative AI; robotics and reinforcement learning; autonomous systems; cyber physical systems; internet of things; control and optimization of dynamic systems; decision science)
  4. Sensing Systems (including: radar systems; joint communication and sensing; electromagnetics)

Exceptional candidates in all areas of ECE will also be considered. Those candidates working in QISE should apply to 1021648.

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, computer science, or a related field is required, with the degree requirements completed before the date of appointment.

Applications materials:

Applications must be submitted to the UIC Careers website  and must include:

  1. A cover letter, indicating the candidate’s area(s) of expertise and qualifications
  2. Candidate’s up-to-date curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of at least three references
  4. A single file containing separate sections for research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. Upload documents into the ‘Additional Documents’ tab. Please include active links to professional websites, such as Google Scholar or Research Gate


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) currently has 34 tenured or tenure-track faculty (including 9 IEEE fellows; 13 NSF CAREER awardees; and 2 distinguished professors), 6 teaching faculty, and 9 emeritus faculty. The department is home to over 850 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The department’s annual research funding exceeds $5.6 million.

Duties & Responsibilities

The UIC ECE department is deeply committed to providing the best educational and research experiences to all students, in an equitable and inclusive way. The role of tenured/tenure-track faculty member in the department is to perform teaching, research, and professional and university service, in support of the mission of the University by preparing students for careers of leadership and innovation in electrical and computer engineering and related fields. The faculty member is expected to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to possess the enthusiasm and energy to motivate students and attract them into the department’s programs. The faculty member is also expected to expand the base of electrical and computer engineering knowledge through original research, demonstrating scholarship through publications, sponsored research, and graduate student supervision. Finally, knowledge of contemporary methods and research practices of all globally ongoing research in his or her area of specialization is required.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a Minority Serving Institution, an HSI, and an AANAPISI. UIC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  UIC is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran, or disability.  UIC’s goal is to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of its bright and motivated students. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, see the UIC Human Resources website.