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Faculty Job Openings

The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences announces the following faculty searches in 2016-2017.

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities

The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from a humanities perspective (analyzing, for instance, environmental history; ecological interface and the built environment; ecological/ecocritical approaches to literature, religion, and/or race; animal studies, green studies, or cultural approaches to water and air; environmental justice and/or ethics and sustainability). The Fellow's appointment will span the Kaplan Institute and a humanistic department or program in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise both in environmental studies and in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before September 1, 2017.

The fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses per year. The fellow will also give one public lecture per year and be expected to participate in the events at the Kaplan Institute. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Applications, which will only be accepted online, are due by January 6, 2017. Application materials include a research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages (or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment), a sample syllabus, graduate transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references-including the dissertation advisor-whom we will contact for letters of recommendation.  Inquiries about the search may be sent to thomas.burke@northwestern.edu

Art History

Assistant Professor of Art History (Job Opening ID #: 29301)

The Department of Art History at Northwestern University seeks to hire a full-time, assistant professor in the field of modern and/or contemporary architectural history in any geographical area.  Candidates will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, offering at least one course annually that incorporates significant material on the built environment of the United States. An ideal candidate will create bridges between Art History and other Northwestern departments, as well as with Chicago area archives and institutions that support the study of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism across the globe. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in art history or other relevant field by September 1, 2017, when this tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor will begin.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, and one article- or chapter-length writing sample (published or in manuscript). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent on their behalf. All materials will be submitted online at http://www.arthistory.northwestern.edu/faculty/open-positions.html. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. For further information, contact Jesús Escobar, Department Chair, at j-escobar@northwestern.edu. For more information about the department, visit http://arthistory.northwestern.edu.

Art Theory and Practice

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction (Job Opening ID #: 29987)

The Department of Art Theory & Practice seeks candidates for a Teaching Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Drawing and other 2D media. This is a full time, benefits eligible position beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Artists with innovative drawing-based practices who have a strong record of recent exhibitions and at least six years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Other qualifications include an MFA or equivalent and a strong engagement with critical and theoretical issues. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017. Application materials - to be submitted online - include 20 images or other documentation of work, selected syllabi of courses taught, letters of recommendation addressing the candidate's abilities in class-room teaching from three references with phone numbers and email addresses, a teaching statement and evidence of teaching excellence.

 AA/EOE. Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Apply at http://northwestern.slideroom.com.  

Asian American Studies

Assistant or Associate Professorship in Asian American Studies (Job Opening ID #: 29042)

Northwestern University seeks candidates trained in literary studies for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Asian American Studies. Areas of specialization are open, but scholars whose work focuses on Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Southeast Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders are especially welcome, as is comparative research compatible with ethnic studies. The successful candidate will be invested in the ongoing development of the Asian American Studies Program and hold a joint appointment with the Weinberg College department best suited to their research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment on September 1, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

The deadline to submit an application is October 3, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, and references to www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu. Junior candidates should enter contact information for three letters of recommendation, who will be asked to submit letters by October 7, 2016; tenured candidates should enter contact information of reviewers and send letters only if requested.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Northwestern University seeks Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Asian American Studies. We seek a candidate able to teach required introductory courses as well as both general and advanced seminars on topics emerging from their research areas. Responsibilities include: teaching six quarter-length courses annually with possible course reductions for additional service; program building; and collaborating with Asian American Studies students and faculty. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2017.  Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, two sample syllabi, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/. Deadline to submit applications is January 9, 2017.

Inquiries may be sent to Search Chair at asianamerican@northwestern.edu

Center for Legal Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Jack Miller Teaching and Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Legal Studies at Northwestern University 2017-2019

Northwestern’s Center for Legal Studies is pleased to continue a collaborative partnership with the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History.  We seek applications for the centerpiece of the partnership:  a two-year post-doctoral fellowship held in residence at Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies beginning September 1, 2017.

A strong preference will be given to candidates working at the intersections of constitutional innovation, politics, and law in the context of the rise of eighteenth century invention, new understandings of property, the Enlightenment, and the creation of the United States. Particularly encouraged to apply are candidates in legal history, the history of political and economic thought, and/or political theory whose work is empirically grounded in the eighteenth century but has significant contemporary implications for questions of constitutionalism, liberty, equality, and democracy.

The post-doctoral fellow will offer three courses per year on topics pertaining to early American and Atlantic Enlightenment history, political and economic thought, and/or social science. In addition to engaging in an active research and publishing agenda, the candidate is expected to provide a reasonable amount of assistance with organizing other activities associated with the Fellowship and the Legal Studies Program.  The annual salary for the fellow is $50,000, plus fringe benefits and a $1,500 renewable annual research budget. The fellow is required to organize and participate in several activities associated with Jack Miller Center events at Northwestern. These activities include producing an essay on the fellow’s work; participating in the Annual Jack Miller Faculty Development Summer Institute for professors; working with Legal Studies faculty hosting a website that features the fellow’s work and other activities related to the Jack Miller Center; and planning, attending, and participating in the Law in Motion Lecture series. Generous funds are available to bring in scholars central to the fellow’s own scholarship for such events. This is a nine-month faculty appointment, and applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2017.

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications and field of interest, a CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus of a proposed course, and two letters of recommendation (may be sent under separate cover). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2017. Send all materials to Ann Kelchner, Northwestern University Center for Legal Studies, 620 Lincoln Street #206, Evanston, IL 60208.

Chemistry

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Theoretical Chemistry (Job Opening ID #: 28948)

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for an open rank tenure line faculty position commencing Fall 2017 in the area of theoretical chemistry.  Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship.  Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students as well as building an original and truly outstanding research program.  Please submit all application materials electronically to http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu by September 14, 2016. Application review will be ongoing. 

Assistant, Associate, or (full) Professor of Instruction, Lab Director of General Chemistry (Job Opening ID #: 29635)

The Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University anticipates hiring an Assistant, Associate, or (full) Professor of Instruction to serve as Lab Director of General Chemistry (non-tenure track.) The successful candidate will establish an integrated set of learning objectives for the general chemistry laboratory courses; develop inquiry-based experiments and other approaches to improve student learning and persistence in these courses and the corresponding lecture courses; develop or implement valid assessments of student learning in the general chemistry laboratory courses; disseminate work through scholarly publications and lesson plans for internal use. This position will also participate in teaching assistant training and mentoring, delivering laboratory lectures, and overseeing laboratory sessions and would supervise the Assistant Lab Director.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or a related field, must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, significant experience in supervising/overseeing a laboratory, and have an interest in advancing and publishing educational innovations. This position is a continuing faculty position with an initial appointment of two years. It is full time and benefits eligible.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2017, with the possibility of an earlier start date. TO APPLY: Application materials should be submitted to the application link found at http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu by January 13, 2017. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by this date. Questions regarding the position should be sent chemsearch@northwestern.edu

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Assistant Lab Director of General Chemistry (Job Opening ID #: 29631)

The Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University anticipates hiring an Assistant Professor of Instruction to serve as Assistant Lab Director of General Chemistry (non-tenure track.) The successful candidate will work with the Lab Director to establish an integrated set of learning objectives for the general chemistry laboratory courses; develop inquiry-based experiments and other approaches to improve student learning and persistence in these courses and the corresponding lecture courses; develop or implement valid assessments of student learning in the general chemistry laboratory courses; disseminate work through scholarly publications and lesson plans for internal use. This position will also include teaching assistant training and mentoring, delivering laboratory lectures, and overseeing laboratory sessions.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or a related field, have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and have familiarity with emerging pedagogical trends and developments, particularly regarding laboratory learning, issues related to diversity and inclusion, and assessment techniques. The successful candidate must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and be interested in advancing educational innovations to improve persistence of diverse student populations in the STEM disciplines. This position is a continuing faculty position with an initial appointment of two years. It is full time and benefits eligible.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2017, with the possibility of an earlier start date. TO APPLY: Application materials should be submitted to the application link found at http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu by January 13, 2017. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by this date. Questions regarding the position should be sent chemsearch@northwestern.edu.

Chicago Field Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer

Northwestern University's Chicago Field Studies program seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2017.

Applicants need to have completed their PhD and have ample teaching experience. The position consists in teaching six seminar courses per academic year, two per quarter, in one or more of the particular field studies in the program. These include business, law, modern workplace, civic engagement, social justice, public health, humanities, community research, and environment and sustainability. The students in these field studies are all interning at various sites. So some experience or familiarity with student internships, as connected to a seminar, is desirable in candidates. The CFS website provides candidates with further information on the overall program (see http://www.internships.northwestern.edu/.)

Besides teaching, the position also entails advising undergraduate students and performing administrative work, including some report drafting and grant writing. In connection with the administrative work, the candidate will also be a liaison to faculty and to various university programs and offices, as needed.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV or resumé, evidence of teaching excellence, sample syllabi, and the names and email addresses of 3 references to http://www.internships.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-search.html. Please address any questions to Karen Allen, Associate Director, at karen-allen@northwestern.edu.

In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2017.

Critical Race Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Race Studies

The Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Race Studies. Individuals trained in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization are open, and applications from scholars whose expertise furthers connections with Northwestern’s ethnic studies programs, including its emergent Native and Indigenous Studies Program, are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be paired with a senior faculty mentor, offer two courses per year, and offer one public lecture per year. They will also be invited to participate in the planning of events and programming related to Critical Race Studies.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment with research funds, starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing sample. All material will be submitted online at http://www.anthropology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-searches.html. Deadline to submit applications is January 30, 2017. Recommendation letters must be submitted by February 3, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be directed to nancy.hickey@northwestern.edu.

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Full Professor in Israel Studies (Job Opening ID #: 29310)

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies seeks a senior scholar of distinction in Israel Studies appointable at the rank of Full Professor for a full-time tenured appointment. Starting date September 1, 2017.

The person filling the position will hold the Crown Chair in Israel Studies. We welcome applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities who study modern Israel from a multidisciplinary perspective. This includes areas such as history, sociology, culture, law, political science, and economics. In addition, candidates should be able to integrate the study of Israel into a global context.

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae via the online application system found at http://www.jewish-studies.northwestern.edu/. The review process begins November 14th. Additional materials may be requested in due course.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Israel Studies

Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA in partnership with Tel Aviv University, announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies. This appointment will be for a two year residency at Northwestern University beginning September 1, 2017.

Responsibilities: Teaching five courses over six trimesters (2 years) in Israel Studies, including such areas as: the Israeli Political System; the History of Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; the Economy of Israel; Sociology and Anthropology of Israeli society; Religion in Israel; Contemporary Israeli Culture, Literature, Poetry, Art, Theatre, Music and Cinema.

Eligibility: Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. no more than five years prior to the date of application.  Proficiency in English and a demonstrable record of college-level teaching experience are required.

Application should include updated curriculum vitae, abstract of Ph.D. dissertation, statement of proposed research and teaching interests, two course outlines, and three letters of recommendation with at least one commenting on candidate's teaching capabilities, and materials related to previous teaching experience. 

To view the complete announcement for this position please see:

http://www.dayan.org/northwestern-university-tau-postdoctoral-fellowship; see also www.jewish-israel-studies-center.northwestern.edu 

Or contact: nutaupost@tauex.tau.ac.il or jewish-studies@northwestern.edu Telephone: 03-6408092; 03-6409100

Application should be received by December 31, 2016 Please mail to: nutaupost@tauex.tau.ac.i 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Assistant Professor, Geodynamics (Job Opening ID #: 29202)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in geodynamics, to begin fall 2017. We seek a creative and innovative scientist to develop an active research program in the broad range of dynamic processes of the solid Earth and/or planets. Areas of specialization are open, but candidates whose expertise complements that of existing faculty in solid Earth geophysics, planetary science and habitability, natural hazards, seismology, and mineral physics are especially encouraged.​ The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses and develop a vibrant, externally funded research program. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.earth.northwestern.edu. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching objectives and accomplishments, selected reprints/preprints, and the names and emails of at least three references.

French and Italian

Assistant Professor of French (Job Opening ID #: 29429)

Northwestern University’s Department of French and Italian invites applications for a tenure line appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Early Modern French and Francophone literature and culture (particularly in 17th and/or 18th centuries), to begin September 2017. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of outstanding research and teaching abilities as well as native or near native command of French. We are especially interested in scholars whose work in the period is informed by the methodologies of queer/gender and sexuality studies, popular/mass culture, performance studies, and political theory. A complete dossier including a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation chapter) and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) should be submitted via http://www.frenchanditalian.northwestern.edu/ by November 15, 2016. For questions please contact Elizabeth Murray at elizabeth.murray@northwestern.edu

Economics

Assistant Professor General Economics (Job Opening ID #: 29466)

The Northwestern University Department of Economics anticipates filling openings at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2017. Duties include teaching, research, and advising graduate students. Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. Primary considerations for all faculty positions will be an outstanding research record, excellent recommendations, and teaching ability. Our primary goal is to identify outstanding candidates. We welcome applications in all fields. Salary will be competitive. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2017.

Latina and Latino Studies Program

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Latina and Latino Studies Program (LLSP) at Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. We seek a candidate trained in the humanities, social sciences, or ethnic studies whose research and teaching interests are not yet represented in LLSP. While areas of specialization are open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on Latina/o/x media, Afrolatinidades, or Central Americans in the U.S.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include: teaching in their area of specialization; working closely with the Director of LLSP in program building and advising undergraduate majors and minors. A full-time appointment load is six quarter-length courses or their equivalent; two course reductions per year will be associated with the position. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment housed in LLSP starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. required by May 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit the following materials via our online system (found at http://www.latinostudies.northwestern.edu):

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vita
  3. A statement of teaching interests and philosophy (two-page maximum)
  4. Two sample syllabi (under “other documents” in the online system)
  5. Three recommendation letters

The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). All candidates must use the online application process to apply. Questions can be directed to Latinao-studies@northwestern.edu

Mathematics

Tenure and Tenure-track Positions (Job Opening ID #: 29224)

Applications are invited for Tenured and Tenure-track positions starting in September 1, 2017. Priority will be given to exceptionally promising research mathematicians. We invite applications from qualified mathematicians in all fields.

Applications should be made electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate's teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be sent to: tenure@math.norhtwestern.edu.

The review process starts November 1, 2016; applications arriving after this date may also receive consideration

Assistant Professor of Instruction (Job Opening ID #: 29223)

Northwestern University’s Department of Mathematics invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2017. Duties include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year, course leadership, curriculum development, mentoring of new faculty and teaching assistants, and other departmental service primarily focused on undergraduate education. This a continuing appointment, subject to periodic review, with possible promotions to Associate Professor of Instruction and Professor of Instruction. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Mathematics, which must be conferred by September 1, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching. We are interested in candidates whose primary career goal is undergraduate mathematics education in all its facets.

Applications should be made electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a detailed teaching statement, (4) a statement of mathematical interests, and (5) four letters of recommendation, at least two of which discuss the candidate's teaching qualifications in depth. Inquiries may be sent to: hiring@math.northwestern.edu.

Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States

RTG Postdoctoral Fellowships in Analysis

Applications are invited for RTG Postdoctoral Fellowships in Analysis at Northwestern University, in conjunction with the Mathematics Department’s NSF Research Training Groups grant in Analysis on Manifolds.

The RTG Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year, full-time, non-tenure-track positions beginning September 1, 2017, with a teaching load of three quarter courses per year.  Candidates should have met all requirements for a Ph.D. by September 1, 2017 but should be within two years of Ph.D. as of January 1, 2017.  Only US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for these positions. Candidates are invited in all areas of analysis.

Applications should be made electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate's teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be sent to: boas@math.northwestern.edu

The review process starts December 1, 2016; applications arriving after this date will also receive consideration.

Ralph Boas Assistant Professorships

Applications are invited for Boas Assistant Professorships at Northwestern University. 

The Boas Assistant Professorships are three-year, full-time, non-tenure-track positions beginning September 1, 2017, with a teaching load of four quarter courses per year. Applications are invited from qualified mathematicians in all fields. Candidates should have met all requirements for a Ph.D. by September 1, 2017. 

Applications should be made electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate's teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be sent to: boas@math.northwestern.edu

The review process starts December 1, 2016; applications arriving after this date will also receive consideration.

Lectureship

Applications are solicited for a 3 year lectureship starting September 1, 2017. This is a non-tenure track, full-time position with a teaching load of six quarter courses per year. We invite applications from qualified mathematicians in all fields and the primary criterion for selection is teaching excellence. Preference will be given to those candidates whose teaching and research interests are compatible with current faculty. Candidates should have met all requirements for a Ph.D. by September 1, 2017.

Applications should be made electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate's teaching qualifications in depth. Inquiries may be sent to: boas@math.northwestem.edu. Review of application materials will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Middle East and North African Studies Program

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction, Modern Hebrew (Job Opening ID #: 29560)

The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Modern Hebrew language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2017. Duties include teaching three language courses each quarter, altogether nine courses over one academic year.

Experience teaching Hebrew in North American higher education settings and native fluency or its equivalent in Hebrew is required. Masters degree in Hebrew language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Hebrew language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. Applicants should be able to teach all levels of Hebrew, from elementary to advanced. Where applicable, candidates should indicate teaching proficiency in other languages offered in Northwestern’s MENA program or in non-modern registers of Hebrew.

The MENA Program offers an undergraduate major, a minor, and a PhD certificate program. It features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. The Jewish Studies Program is an interdisciplinary unit that offers an undergraduate major and minor, as well as curriculum for graduate students; it is housed in The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and three professional references who will submit letters of recommendation (at least two of which should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via the MENA website: http://www.mena.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/faculty-search.html. For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 15, 2016. Questions may be sent to mena@northwestern.edu.

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies is committed to a diverse faculty, in terms of gender, ethnic and racial diversity as understood both in the United States and in the Middle East. We encourage applications from women and ethnic, racial, and religious minorities.

MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE

Assistant Professor (Job Opening ID #: 29157)

The Department of Molecular Biosciences seeks applications at the level of assistant professor from faculty candidates with research interests that complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths. Applicants with outstanding credentials from all fields will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on molecular evolution and/or using quantitative methods to address fundamental questions about biological mechanisms.

The department is a highly collaborative and dynamic research and training environment located on the main campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Applicants should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of previous research accomplishments and future research goals, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. For further instructions and to submit an application, please visit http://www.molbiosci.northwestern.edu. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf.  Questions should be sent to molbioscisearch@northwestern.edu

To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 1, 2016. 

Neurobiology

Assistant Professor (Job Opening ID #: 29262)

The Department of Neurobiology, in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to recruit a new tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor. We are interested in individuals whose research addresses fundamental issues in neuroscience at the molecular, cellular and/or systems level, and who show significant potential for innovation, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating an outstanding record of scientific achievement will be considered.

Northwestern University offers a rich and vibrant intellectual environment and state-of-the-art support facilities. The appointee will join a broad, interactive community including colleagues in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program consisting of over 130 faculty drawn from the Weinberg College, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Manne Children’s Research Institute, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with interactions fostered by the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, the Center for Genetic Medicine, Institute for Complex Systems, the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Center for Reproductive Science, the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, and the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Applicants should submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, a CV, and a description of research plans. Applications must be submitted electronically. For details on preparing and submitting the application, please visit http://www.neurobiology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-openings/assistant-professor.html. Please plan to request at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by October 25, 2016 will be ensured full consideration. All other inquiries may be directed to neurobiofacsearch@northwestern.edu.

Philosophy

Metaphysics and Epistemology, Open Rank (Job Opening ID #: 29598)

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Rank open, tenured or tenure-track, beginning fall quarter, 2017. 4 courses/year spread over 3 quarters (e.g., 2-2-0), undergraduate and graduate. Thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Metaphysics or Epistemology or Philosophy of Language or Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy of Science (including the Special Sciences) or Logic. AOC: Open. Salary competitive. Junior candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample; senior candidates should submit a letter of application and a complete CV, along with a list of references. All candidates must submit documents electronically via http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/ by November 20, 2016 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Please address any questions about this position to nuphiljobs@northwestern.edu

Political Philosophy/Philosophy of Race, Open Rank (Job Opening ID #: 29597)

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Rank open, tenured or tenure-track, beginning fall quarter, 2017. 4 courses/year spread over 3 quarters (e.g., 2-2-0), undergraduate and graduate. Thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Political Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Race. AOC: Open. Salary competitive. The applicant will be joining a university with strengths in African American Studies and Critical Race Theory, with two upcoming postdocs in Critical Race Studies. Junior candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample; senior candidates should submit a letter of application and a complete CV, along with a list of references. All candidates must submit documents electronically via http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/ by November 20, 2016 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Please address any questions about this position to nuphiljobs@northwestern.edu

Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Job Opening ID #: 28988)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics, as part of a major expansion in this area over the coming years. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the department in astronomy and astrophysics (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and who will become active members of CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (www.ciera.northwestern.edu). Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST, and in potential interdisciplinary joint hires with planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics and astronomy. Appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is the target of this search. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research statement, and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. The deadline for submission of all materials is November 1st, 2016. All materials should be submitted electronically; see the submission instructions posted at http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/ For questions about the application process please contact Gretchen Oehlschlager at CIERA@northwestern.edu.

Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Theory (Job Opening ID #: 28987)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University seeks to make a new full-time faculty appointment in theoretical condensed matter physics at the tenure-track assistant professor rank with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2017. The department is seeking a candidate with an excellent record of research and a commitment to teaching physics at both undergraduate and graduate levels who will develop an internationally recognized research program that complements current research programs in condensed matter physics within the department.

Candidates conducting cutting edge theoretical research in condensed matter physics, including computational approaches for solving forefront problems in condensed matter physics, are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2016, but applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, list of publications, their statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, as well as arrange to have three letters of recommendation provided to the department to support the application.

Applications should be submitted online through the departmental website at http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/. General questions may be addressed to Dr. Emily Updegraff at the email address physics-astronomy@northwestern.edu.

Assistant Professor of Complex Systems/Biological Physics (Job Opening ID #: 28989)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in all areas of theoretical and experimental complex systems physics and biological physics. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities in the department (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and will be active members of the broader Northwestern University complexity and biological communities. Research currently pursued by physics faculty includes soft and biological materials, interfaces between inorganic and organic surfaces, complex networks in physical and biological systems, statistical physics, nonlinear and collective dynamics, modeling of neuronal and intracellular processes, dynamical and structural properties of complex systems, molecular origins of complexity, and single-molecule and DNA-protein interaction experiments.  Ideal candidates may work on complex systems, on biological systems, or on the interface between the two. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in physics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field and will be interested in connecting with interdisciplinary efforts such as those promoted by the university’s NIH Biophysics Training Grant, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, and the Physical Science and Oncology Center. An appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is anticipated.  The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and both a research and a teaching statement. They should also arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. All materials must be received by November 10, 2016 for full consideration. The materials should be submitted at www.physics.northwestern.edu.  For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Emily Updegraff at physics-astronomy@northwestern.edu.

Assistant Professor of Small-Scale Fundamental Physics (Job Opening ID #: 28990)

The Northwestern Physics Department is soliciting applications for faculty members able to set up and lead important and visible experimental research programs that fit within the mission of its new Center for Fundamental Physics at Low Energy (http://cfp.physics.northwestern.edu).  The CFP specializes in small-scale, low-energy measurements that investigate the particles, interactions and symmetries of the universe.  Interest in and ability to teach physics effectively is also essential.  The preferred start date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and both a research and a teaching statement. They should also arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application.  Materials will be submitted at www.physics.northwestern.edu. Applications and questions about the position should be addressed to the CFP director, Prof. Gerald Gabrielse.  For questions about the application process, contact Gretchen Burnett at gretchen-burnett@northwestern.edu.  For full consideration all materials should be received by November 1, 2016.

Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Methodology (Job Opening ID #: 29158)

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of political methodology at the rank of assistant professor. The department seeks candidates who connect cutting-edge quantitative methodological issues to substantive debates in political science, particularly in domains related to comparative politics or international relations, and whose research trajectories connect with "big data" methods including machine learning, nonparametric statistics, and text as data methods.  The successful applicant will teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses. Applications received by October 15, 2016, will be guaranteed full consideration. The proposed starting date is September 17, 2017. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references.  Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at http://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/. For questions and assistance, please contact Jill Rubin Decremer at j-rubin4@northwestern.edu.

Psychology

Assistant Professor, Human Neuroscience (Job Opening ID #: 29095)

The Psychology Department at Northwestern University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the human neurosciences, focusing on affective, social, developmental, and/or cognitive neuroscience. A Ph.D. or similar terminal degree is required.  Interested candidates should submit electronically a statement of research interests, teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications through the online application found at http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/job-opportunities.html. Three letters of recommendation will also be required, and can be submitted by letter writers directly through the same website. Inquiries may be addressed to psychsearch@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.

Science in Human Culture

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine, to run September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2019. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. Each Fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department in Weinberg College (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.). 

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor. They will also design and teach two undergraduate courses each year, over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. (Typically these will be one seminar and one lecture course, to be listed by the affiliated department.) Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 9, 2017. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 16, 2017. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.

Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and detailed submission instructions appears on our website at: http://www.shc.northwestern.edu/post-doctoral/. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to Natasha Dennison at shc-program@northwestern.edu. Substantive questions may be addressed to the program director at shc-dir@northwestern.edu. For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see http://offices.northwestern.edu/browse/A/academic

Sociology

Associate or Full Professor in Applied Quantitative Sociology (Job Opening ID #: 28976)

Northwestern University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a fulltime, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin in the Fall of 2017. This search is targeted to scholars who employ quantitative methods in their work. We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields, but applicants working on sociology of gender are especially encouraged. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and departmental service; applicants should have strong records in these areas. Applicants should submit a cover letter including a brief statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and sample(s) of recent scholarship. Review of applicant materials will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all materials to http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/. Address inquiries to Murielle Harris, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1810 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60208, e-mail: murielle-harris@northwestern.edu.

Assistant Professor in Applied Quantitative Sociology (Job Opening ID #: 28986)

Northwestern University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2017. This search is targeted to scholars who employ quantitative methods in their work. We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields, but applicants working on sociology of gender are especially encouraged. Responsibilities include developing an excellent profile in research and teaching, and participating in departmental service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or other appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter including, a statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit materials by September 15, 2016. Please submit all materials to http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/. Address inquiries to Murielle Harris, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1810 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60208, e-mail: murielle-harris@northwestern.edu

Statistics

Associate Professor with Tenure (Job Opening ID #:29943)

Department of Statistics and the Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University Position Announcement: Social and Policy Statistics Associate Professor with Tenure

Position: Tenured Associate Professor.  The initial appointment will have 50% effort allocated to the Department of Statistics and 50% effort allocated to the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), a research institute carrying no teaching responsibilities.  The lPR appointment is renewable after 5 years.  Appointment begins September 1, 2017.  Screening of applicants begins January 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching two, one-quarter undergraduate or graduate courses per year, conducting a program of scholarly research and publication, obtaining support for that research, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, supporting the life of the department and IPR.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in the mathematical, statistical, or computational sciences or a closely related area.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in any area of statistics with applications in the social sciences, an articulated program of research promising continued excellence in research, and demonstrated ability to obtain external research support.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement about their research program, and a statement about their teaching electronically via the link on our departmental website at http://www.statistics.northwestern.edu. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions to Kisa Kowal at: k-kowal@northwestern.edu

Assistant Professor of Instruction (Job Opening ID #: 29986)

Department of Statistics Northwestern University Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Instruction

Position: Assistant Professor of Instruction in Statistics.  The department is part of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, a major research university located in Evanston Illinois, adjacent to the city of Chicago.  The department offers BA, MS, and PhD programs in statistics and data science, with a rapidly growing undergraduate program.  Appointment begins September 1, 2017.  This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

Responsibilities: The primary duties of Assistant Professor of Instruction will be to work with the other faculty to enhance the undergraduate program in statistics, and to teach six one-quarter courses per year.  The appointee will participate with other faculty in affairs of the department including governance. 

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in statistics or a related field by September 1, 2017.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in some area of statistics.  Excellent computing skills and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Interested applicants should submit a vita, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and three references one of which must addresses classroom teaching.

Application Process: Applicants should submit their materials electronically via the link on our departmental website at http://www.statistics.northwestern.edu. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Questions to Kisa Kowal at: k-kowal@northwestern.edu. Screening of applicants begins January 1, 2017.

AA/EOE statement

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to fostering a diverse faculty.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Northwestern University is located in Evanston, IL 60208.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to fostering a diverse faculty; women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

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