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UIC Learning Sciences and Computer Science Junior Faculty Position
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a position at the rank of assistant professor in computer science and learning sciences beginning August 16, 2019. We seek applicants with a record of research and publication at the nexus of research in computer science and the learning sciences (LS). Candidates may hold a doctorate in computer science (or a closely related field), or a doctorate in the learning sciences (or a closely related field) in addition to at least a master's degree in computer science. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of research and scholarship focused on supporting learning in formal and/or informal environments. Position responsibilities include programmatic research and scholarship with high potential for extramural funding. Final authorization of the position depends upon availability of state funding.
This unique position offers an opportunity for deep interdisciplinary collaboration in design, research, and teaching, given UIC's LS focus on "Learning in the Disciplines," in which LS faculty hold positions in LS and a disciplinary department. The UIC Computer Science Department (http://www.cs.uic.edu) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that encompass a broad range of research areas in computer science. The Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI: http://lsri.uic.edu) is a unit dedicated to the support of multidisciplinary research on learning and teaching in formal and informal contexts, and to the design, development and evaluation of innovative learning environments and educational practices. The institute encompasses 100+ members including faculty, staff, and Learning Sciences doctoral students representing multiple disciplines.
UIC is a major public research university (Carnegie R1) with 2,800 faculty and 31,000 students. 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. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. UIC is committed to supporting the success of dual-career couples. Chicago epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city. World-class amenities like the lakefront, arts and culture venues, festivals, and two international airports make Chicago a singularly enjoyable place to live, whether in an 88th floor condominium downtown or on a tree-lined street in one of the nation's finest school districts.
For fullest consideration, please complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of three references, and upload a letter of application indicating applicant qualifications, a vita, and two separate one-page statements outlining future plans for teaching and research, respectively. Upload to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobid=107845 by January 21, 2019. Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. UIC may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment, which will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Contact with questions about the position:
Dr. Josh Radinsky, Search Committee Chair, UIC Learning Sciences