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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is seeking to fill two full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at any rank, one in Biomaterials and Soft Matter and one open to broader areas of materials science and engineering with an emphasis on the emerging areas of Energy, Sustainability, Quantum Science, Data Science, and/or Manufacturing. All qualified junior and outstanding senior candidates will be considered. Candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty members in the department are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics, and machine learning. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at

To apply, please create a candidate profile at The application package should include a statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, and a publication list. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Examples of such statements and guidance can be found at Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information for three letters of reference in the application file. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship; selected senior candidates will be contacted to provide references.

The Department of MatSE at Illinois has a long tradition of excellence in materials research, teaching, and service. The department currently has 25 core faculty and approximately 310 undergraduate and 213 graduate students, with highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs. The research portfolio covers hard and soft materials, biomaterials, and computational materials science. Extensive state-of-the-art characterization and nanofabrication facilities are housed on campus in the Materials Research Laboratory, the Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab, and the Beckman Institute. The Materials Research Laboratory recently completed a major infrastructure renovation and instrument acquisitions. The campus also hosts exceptional computational facilities, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the National Petascale Computing Facility.

At the time of appointment, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The expected start date is August 16, 2023, but this is negotiable.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period, but a hiring decision will not be made until after the closing date.

For any questions concerning the application process, please send an email to

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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