Faculty Job Openings

The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences announces the following faculty searches in 2014-2015:

African American Studies

Assistant Professor in Black Politics

(Job Opening ID #: 23671)

The Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University solicits applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Black politics to begin September 2015. We have particular interests in scholars whose work explores black politics and popular culture, diaspora theory, or Black politics outside of the U.S., but we will consider applications with other focuses as well. The position is full time in the Department of African American Studies but may include a courtesy appointment in another department. A Ph.D. in Political Science, African American Studies or other appropriate discipline is required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one publication or writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.   Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by October 15, 2014. Northwestern strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

All inquiries should be addressed to Suzette Denose at 847-467-3466 or s-denose@northwestern.edu.  AA/EOE.

Anthropology

Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

(Job Opening ID #: 23996)

Department of Anthropology invites applications for a Full time tenure-track assistant professorship in biological anthropology beginning September, 2015.  We seek an anthropologist with interests that complement current faculty strengths in biocultural and evolutionary perspectives on human biology, development, and health. Potential areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, molecular or population genetics, epigenetics, demography, life history theory, neurobiology, microbiome, and human adaptability. Applicants should have active research and publications related to human biology, and should demonstrate the potential to obtain external funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research, and undergraduate and graduate curricula in human biology within the context of a four-field anthropology program that encourages dialogue across the subfields. Deadline for applications is November 14, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to the Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, via our website www.anthropology.northwestern.edu.

Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professor in Korean Literature and Culture

(Job Opening ID #: 23876)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the assistant (tenure track) level in Korean Literature and Culture. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the early modern to contemporary periods. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a substantial writing sample (e.g. a chapter of a dissertation or book), and three confidential letters of reference (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically [via www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/] by November 10, 2014.

Assistant Professor in South Asian Literature and Culture

(Job Opening ID #: 23839)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the assistant (tenure track) level in South Asian literatures and/or visual cultures. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the early modern to contemporary periods, with a research focus on materials in a language other than English. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a substantial writing sample (e.g. a chapter of a dissertation or book), and three confidential letters of reference (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically [via www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/] by November 7, 2014. 

Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life

Visiting Faculty

This is a one year, full time and benefits eligible position as the Brady Distinguished Visiting faculty, beginning September 1, 2015.  The successful applicant will teach one seminar as part of The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life, will give three public lectures on themes related to The Brady Program, and will provide intensive pedagogical mentoring and research advising throughout the academic year to students, participating fully in social interactions.  We require at least three years of college teaching experience after receipt of the Ph.D., and documentation of teaching excellence.  The undergraduates involved in this program pursue a three-year course of study on issues of civic and moral concern.  Candidates should submit a complete CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations.  Review of files will begin as received; materials that arrive by December 8, 2014 will be given fullest consideration

Chemistry

Open Rank Organic or Organic Systems Chemistry

(Job Opening ID #: 23877)

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor commencing Fall 2015. The specific areas of specialty being solicited are organic or organic systems chemistry. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and building an original and truly outstanding research program. Please submit applications and all application materials electronically to http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu. Deadline for submission of application materials is October 6, 2014.  Only electronic application materials will be accepted.

English

Assistant Professor in American Literature

(Job Opening ID #: 23946)

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in American literature. We seek candidates with strengths in U.S. literature of the long nineteenth century who would also contribute to the American Studies Program at Northwestern; those with additional expertise in the early transatlantic, in environmental humanities, or in the continuing traditions of Native American/indigenous literatures and cultures are especially welcome to apply. 

For the initial application, please submit a letter, CV, dissertation/book abstract, writing sample (maximum 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job_openings.html. Application materials are due by October 15, 2014.

History

Assistant or Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History

(Job Opening ID #: 23693)

Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor of modern Southeast Asian history to begin in September 2015. Candidate should be able to teach Indonesian history. A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our
departmental website at www.history.northwestern.edu by October 15, 2014. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Questions to Eric West at: ewest@northwestern.edu

Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History

(Job Opening ID #: 23693)

Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of early modern European history, 1500-1800, not including historians who work exclusively on Britain or France. Candidates interested in transnational history are encouraged to apply. Job to begin in September 2015. A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at www.history.northwestern.edu/ by October 15, 2014. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu

Jewish Studies Program

Assistant or Associate Professor in Israel Studies

(Job Opening ID #: 23981)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies seeks to make a full-time tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor in Israel Studies. Tenured appointees will occupy a Crown Chair in Israel Studies. The field of the search is Israeli Society and Culture. All appointees will be housed in an appropriate disciplinary department. Candidates from anthropology, film, history, literature, political science, religious studies and sociology are encouraged to apply; applicants from other fields who work on Israeli Society or Culture are also welcome to apply. Position starts September 1, 2015. 

Please send a cover letter, three references, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages via the online application system found at http://www.jewish-studies.northwestern.edu/. Review begins November 14th.

Latina and Latino Studies

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Northwestern University seeks applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latina and Latino Studies for a period of two years, to run September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2017.  All requirements for the Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must be completed before the start date. Interdisciplinary scholars will be given priority, although we will give serious consideration to these other disciplines: anthropology, art, art history, ethnic studies, history, literature, political science, religion, and sociology. The Fellow will be affiliated with Latino/a Studies with the option of an affiliation with a second home in a department in Weinberg College. The Fellow will teach two courses per year in the Latina and Latino Studies program, and present one colloquium per year.In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 5, 2015. Important additional information, including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and detailed submission instructions appears on our website at: http://www.latinostudies.northwestern.edu/ Any questions not addressed on the webpage may be emailed to latinao-studies@northwestern.edu.

Mathematics

Tenure and Tenure-track Positions

(Job Opening ID #: 23802)

Applications are invited for Tenured and Tenure-track positions starting in September 2015. 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, 2014; applications arriving after this date may also receive consideration.

Molecular Biosciences

Assistant Professors

(Job Opening ID #: 23934)

The Department of Molecular Biosciences seeks outstanding individuals with research interests that complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths. The department is a vibrant and exciting research and training environment on the undergraduate campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  As part of our continuing growth in the Life Sciences, we invite applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor. One of these positions may also be filled at the Associate professor level.

We are particularly interested in the following areas:

Biophysical and biochemical approaches including method development and single molecules to investigate macromolecular and cellular processes.

Genomic, high throughput and computational approaches including high-content image analysis to address cellular and organismal biology employing diverse model systems including stem cells.

Applicants should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research summary and a statement of future research goals, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. For further instructions and to submit an application, please visit Molecular BioSciences homepage at 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, 2014

Political Science

Assistant Professor in American Political Behavior and Race and Ethnicity

(Job Opening ID #: 23794)

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for one Assistant Professor position in the field of American political behavior and race and ethnicity. Although the search is open in this area of research, we are particularly interested candidates who employ quantitative methods. Applications received by October 1, 2014, will be guaranteed full consideration. Northwestern University is an AA/EO employer.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  The proposed starting date is September 1, 2015. Applicants should provide curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at www.polisci.northwestern.edu. For questions and assistance, please contact Margaret Graves at polsci-recruit@northwestern.edu

Assistant Professor in American International Relations and Security Studies

(Job Opening ID #: 23823)

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of security studies, broadly conceived. The strongest applicants will show promise of excellence in research and teaching and a desire to be an active and productive colleague among a strong cohort of faculty with diverse substantive and methodological orientations. We particularly welcome applications of candidates with an additional ability to teach U.S. foreign policy at the undergraduate level.

Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin upon receipt of application and will continue until the position is filled. The position is to begin the fall term of 2015. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample representative of one’s area of study, graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation. Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at www.polisci.northwestern.edu. For questions and assistance, please contact Margaret Graves at polsci-recruit@northwestern.edu. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Psychology

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

(Job Opening ID #: 23672)

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Clinical Psychology, to begin September 2015. We are interested in outstanding applicants from all areas of clinical psychology, or whose research is applicable to clinical psychology. Qualifications include outstanding research and teaching ability. Interested candidates should submit electronically a statement of research 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 system. Inquiries may be addressed to jrclinpsychjobsearch@northwestern.edu. Our department has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and especially encourages women and minority applicants to apply.Applications are due October 1. AA/EOE

Religious Studies

Assistant Professor of Hinduism

(Job Opening ID #: 23686)

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2015 at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in the study of Hinduism of any period. The department welcomes applicants with diverse research interests, such as classical texts, lived religious practice, material culture, and others. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in the relevant research method and engage with Buddhist Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs of a religious studies department. Please send in PDF format a cover letter, three letters fo recommendation, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages. Applications must be submitted online and will be given primary consideration if received by October 15, 2014. AA/EOE

For details on preparing the application and applying online, please visit www.religion.northwestern.eduand feel free to contact us with questions at religion@northwestern.edu

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.

Sociology

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 23674)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2015. This is an open-area search. 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 brief statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2014. Please submit all materials to http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/  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.

Assistant Professor of Instruction

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Department of Sociology invites applications for a benefits-eligible, teaching-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2015.  Duties include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year, partly in coordination with the Kapnick Business Institutions Program.  We welcome candidates with interests in all areas of sociology, but the successful candidate must be able to teach courses in the Sociology of Organizations.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi and evaluations), and three letters of recommendation (one or more of which should address teaching).  Review of application materials will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit all materials to http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/ 

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, 2015 – August 31, 2017. 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 and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes (typically one seminar and one lecture) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. 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 must be received by December 1, 2014. 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 in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/departments/index.html.