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Faculty Positions at the University of Illinois

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The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is actively seeking candidates for faculty positions in all areas of mechanical science and engineering. We especially seek candidates whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of energy, manufacturing, and biomedicine.  However, the innovative nature of the candidate’s research and the candidate’s potential for leadership are more important than specific research area.

The department has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs.  Our faculty and students have access to world-class interdisciplinary opportunities, including extensive state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities housed on campus.  These facilities include the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Institute for Genomic Biology.  Information about the department can be found at the department’s website   

We anticipate multiple tenure track-appointments.  While preference will be given to junior candidates, senior appointments will be considered for persons of outstanding achievement.  Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active, independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. 

A doctoral degree is required, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2010. Applications received after that date will be considered until positions are filled.  Interviews may take place before the given date; however, no decisions will be made until after that time. Proposed starting dates include January 2011, May 2011, or August 2011. 

Applicants should create a candidate profile at  A complete application includes a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, cover letter, and the names and contact information of four references. Applicants are encouraged to submit this information in pdf format. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to: 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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