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Open Rank Professor Position

Hiring Agency: 
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering College of Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Application Deadline: 
Monday, Dec 18th 2017

The Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a highly qualified individual to join the faculty in a full-time tenured or tenure-track position.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


Well-qualified candidates with background in areas related to radiation detection and measurement, security and safeguards, medical imaging, health physics or radiochemistry will be preferred.  Other well qualified candidates in the nuclear energy and plasma physics fields related to the mission of the NPRE Department are also invited to apply.  Applicants must hold a doctorate in nuclear engineering or related disciplines.  The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability or potential to develop strong research and academic programs, including teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for a tenured full Professor position as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is sponsored by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation.  Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide valuable opportunities for world-renowned researchers.  The two main research areas are big data and bioengineering/biotechnology.  More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at:     


In addition, the UIUC campus is home to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology.  Both the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Beckman Institute seek innovation derived from interdisciplinary collaboration across the UIUC campus.  More information regarding the Carle Illinois College of Medicine can be found at:  More information regarding the Beckman Institute can be found at:

How to Apply: 

The application process requires creation of a candidate profile at a concise written synopsis of your research plans and educational goals, a detailed curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of a minimum of three professional references.  Application materials must be received by the closing date of December 18, 2017 for full consideration.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Interviews may take place during the application period, but a decision will not be made until after the closing date.  The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018, but is negotiable.