Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Ready to move your career forward with one of the top-ten educational programs in nuclear engineering in the country? Apply for one of our open positions today. Check this page regularly for new opportunities and updates.

Current Openings

Research Scientist (SoTeRiA)  

The Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering seeks applicants for a Research Scientist position. This position is responsible for supporting the research and outreach of the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory to promote Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) for existing and advanced nuclear reactors, as well as other types of complex socio-technical systems. 


Open Rank Faculty Search  

The Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty positions. Qualified candidates at all ranks will be considered, but those at the Assistant Professor level are especially encouraged to apply. Primary target areas of interest are nuclear power, nuclear materials, and radiological applications. In addition to these areas, exceptional applicants in all areas relevant to the department will be considered.


Teaching Faculty in Energy Systems (Open Rank)  

NPRE currently has an opening for full-time teaching position (Open Rank) to teach advanced courses that support the interdisciplinary Master of Engineering in Energy Systems (MEngES) degree and the graduate certificate in Energy and Sustainability Engineering (https://ease.illinois.edu), both of which attract students from all fields of engineering and from other disciplines related to energy and sustainability.   


Postdoctoral Research Associates


Graduate Students

For other graduate student positions open within NPRE, please contact a faculty member in whose research you are interested, or contact Becky Meline, Coordinator of Academic Programs.