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Engineering Teaching Lab Specialist

University of Illinois - College of Engineering

Urbana, Illinois 61801
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 Engineering Teaching Lab Specialist

 Electrical and Computer Engineering

 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for the position of Engineering Teaching Lab Specialist. The Department has one of the leading programs in the United States granting approximately 350 B.S. degrees, 100 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually. ECE Illinois has long had an international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service. ECE Illinois is rich with top instructional laboratories allowing students to learn, invent and dream. The primary function of this position will involve support in the setup, management, and maintenance of equipment, processes and instructional materials for two instructional cleanroom facilities along with teaching laboratory sections, lecturing as-needed, training and support of laboratory assistants, students, and hourly employees and development of new course materials.


Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Development and maintenance of the ECE undergraduate integrated circuit fabrication laboratory and undergraduate nano-fabrication instructional laboratory.
    • Identify trends reflecting current fabrication techniques, potential improvements to existing processes, and promising new technologies and incorporating these findings into laboratory experiments performed by students.
    • Maintain and improve existing manuals in use; document new lab experiments for use by students.
  • Specify, design, install, maintain, and modify equipment used in the fabrication of traditional silicon-based integrated circuits as well as next-generation nano-materials and structures.
  • Maintenance and operation of the supporting services and infrastructure for ISO Class 5, 6, and 7 cleanroom facilities used in the fabrication of micro- and nano-devices and materials.
  • Design, develop, specify, install, and maintain ancillary equipment, services, and supplies required to enable fabrication of micro- and nano-devices and materials.
  • Develop and maintain facility and equipment safety, maintenance, and performance documentation to realize a safe working environment, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs, and increase equipment usable life-span.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures based on accepted best practices for the safe and appropriate usage of equipment and processes in the fabrication labs by facility users.
  • Develop and maintain required documentation and procedures relating to life-safety, chemical safety, and environmental code compliance to provide a safe working environment for facility users.





The Engineering Teaching Lab Specialist title requires a Bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering or equivalent field and experience in integrated circuit fabrication, nano-device fabrication, and electrical and optical characterization. Experience with process control systems, Windows servers and clients, MS Office, HTML,, SQL, LabVIEW, IC-CAP, software driver development, PCB design, system and board-level trouble-shooting experience, and 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor) and a Master’s Degree in electrical and computer engineering or equivalent field is preferred.


The Engineering Teaching Lab Specialist position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by March 17, 2017. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brandi Pulleyblank at or 217-333-9698.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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