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.

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.


The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences announces the following faculty searches in 2013-2014:

African Studies

Associate or Full Professor of Islam in Africa

(Job Opening ID #: 21030)

Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies is accepting applications for a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with an active research agenda that focuses on the role of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. The appointment will be in a home department in the College of Arts & Sciences (including but not limited to Religious Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Literature, or History) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies. The ability to engage across disciplines and the capacity to provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration to support the study of Islam at Northwestern University is highly desirable. Applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests, (2) representative written work, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and contact information for three referees via the application system found at http://www.northwestern.edu/african-studies/. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. The internal review process for applications will begin immediately. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2013.

Questions can be directed to search.africa@northwestern.edu. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. AA/EOE.

African American Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship.  PhD must be completed by September 1, 2014.  Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2012) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies are encouraged to apply.   We’re especially interested in projects in comparative African Diaspora/American Indian Studies but welcome all applicants.

This two year fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of African American Studies (including teaching of one or two classes in the Department), and participation in the intellectual life of the Department and University.

Applicants should submit electronically via http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/  by December 15, 2013:
1) a current curriculum vitae,
2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years,
3) a sample of scholarly writing,
4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations),
5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) to:

All inquiries should be addressed to Suzette Denose at 847-491-5122 or s-denose@northwestern.edu.  AA/EOE.

Art History

Mary Jane Crowe Professor in the History of Art

(Job Opening ID #: 21529)

Northwestern University seeks to hire a senior scholar of Art History—open field—to join a department distinguished both by its historical breadth and its critical engagements with the history and theory of art and architecture. The candidate will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. An ideal candidate will create bridges between Art History and other Northwestern departments and programs, especially those with investments in the visual and spatial arts. Appointment will be at the rank of full professor with a projected start date of September 1, 2014. Current full professors and advanced associate professors are invited to apply.

Applications will be accepted online at http://www.arthistory.northwestern.edu/faculty/open-positions.html and should include the following: a substantive letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae (highlighting the title of one book to be read by all members of the department faculty), one article-length sample of recent work (published or in manuscript), and the names and contact information for three recommenders. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013.

Assistant Professor East Asian Art History

(Job Opening ID #: 22014)

The Department of Art History seeks to hire a historian of East Asian art who will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; preference will be given to candidates specializing in pre- or early modern Chinese art and architecture. Subfields may include ancient art, painting and calligraphy, Buddhist art, architecture, collecting and critical practices, and intra-Asian circulation of art (e.g. Silk Route). Ph.D. and teaching experience are expected at the time of appointment. Projected start date of September 1, 2014.

Northwestern University’s engagement with East Asia is well established and expanding: it has long taught East Asian art history, history, languages, and political science, and has recently created a Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. The successful candidate will also be part of an interdisciplinary Asian Studies Graduate Cluster. 

Applications will be accepted online at http://www.arthistory.northwestern.edu/faculty/open-positions.html. Please submit the following materials: a cover letter outlining research interests and including a statement on teaching, curriculum vitae, one recent article-length writing sample (published or in manuscript), and the names and contact information of three references. The application will be complete only when three references have been received; review of applications will begin on November 25, 2013.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Islamic Art and Architecture

The Department of Art History invites applications for a two-year, full-time, benefits eligible Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of art and architecture in the Islamic world. Research expertise may lie in any geographical region, from Spain to Indonesia, and in any period of history, although preference will be given to expertise in the medieval or early modern eras. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research interests are interdisciplinary and/or bridge traditional regional divisions.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. granted during or after 2011; all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before the start date of 1 September 2014. During the two-year fellowship the successful candidate will teach two one-quarter length courses per year. An ideal candidate will offer courses that serve the Department of Art History as well as the newly created Department of Middle East and North African Studies.

Applications will be accepted online at http://www.arthistory.northwestern.edu/faculty/open-positions.html and must include the following: a letter of application that includes a statement on teaching, a complete curriculum vitae, a brief statement of proposed research for the fellowship period, one article-length sample of recent work (published or in manuscript), and three letters of reference (one addressing teaching ability). Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Asian Languages and Cultures

Korean Language Lecturer Faculty

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track teaching faculty position for the Korean language program, to begin on September 1, 2014.

Duties include teaching nine quarter-long courses for both heritage and non-heritage learners, and working closely with the Korean language program coordinator for curriculum development and enhancement material development.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in foreign/second language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or a related field (Ph.D. is preferred); native or near-native proficiency in both Korean and English; teaching experience in U.S. higher education; experience in teaching both non-heritage and heritage learners of Korean.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in developing foreign language curricula, and who are familiar with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and current foreign/second language pedagogical practices commonly used in North American institutions of higher education.

The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature respectively, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, and establishing departmental governance. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures can be found on our website.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), three letters of recommendation (at least one must describe the applicant’s teaching in Korean language) electronically.

A DVD containing the applicant’s classroom teaching demonstration must be sent to: Korean Language Program Search, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University, 4-400 Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2209.

All materials must be submitted by March 1, 2014. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Click here to apply for this position.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Modern Chinese Literature

(Job Opening ID #: 21670)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the associate (tenured) or assistant (tenure track) level in modern Chinese literature and culture. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the modern to contemporary periods. The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature respectively, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. As a new member of a growing department, the candidate shouldbring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.

This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Japanese literature at the rank of assistant professor. The department plans future searches in the fields of Korean andSouth Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found at:http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link, which also can be found at the web address above.

For full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 2013. The position is open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature

(Job Opening ID #: 21682)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the new assistant professor (tenure track) level in Japanese Literature. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media. Our preference is for a scholar of the early modern through contemporary periods. The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.

This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in modern Chinese literature. The department plans future searches in the fields of Korean and South Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found at: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a dissertation chapter, and arrange for three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link, which also can be found at the web address above.

For full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 2013. The position is open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Instructor in Hindi-Urdu

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University invites applications for a full time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track teaching faculty position for the Hindi-Urdu Language Program, to begin on September 1, 2014. The term of appointment will be two years, with the possibility of an extension to a third year.  The successful candidate will work with existing faculty in Hindi language and literature and must be able to teach elementary to advanced Hindi and Urdu language courses. 

Duties include teaching nine quarter-long courses for both heritage and non-heritage learners, and working closely with the Hindi- Urdu language program coordinator for curriculum development/ enhancement material development.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree (Ph.D. is preferred); native or near-native proficiency in Hindi, Urdu, and English; teaching experience in U.S. higher education; experience in teaching both non-heritage and heritage learners of Hindi and Urdu. Preference will be given to those candidates who also demonstrate ability to teach literature and culture courses in translation.  Rank will be commensurate with education.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), three letters of recommendation (at least one must describe the applicant’s teaching in Hindi-Urdu language) electronically [via this link]. A DVD containing the applicant’s classroom teaching demonstration must be sent to: Hindi-Urdu Language Program Search, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University, 4-404 Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2209. 

All materials must be submitted by April 7, 2014. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Brady Scholars Program

Visting Professor

This is a one year, full time and benefits eligible position as the Brady Distinguished Visiting faculty, beginning September 1, 2014.  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 7, 2013 will be given fullest consideration.  EOE/AAE.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Economics

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 21940)

The Department of Economics anticipates filling openings at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2014. 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, 2014. CONTACT: Please send all application materials to econjobmarket.org. We encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. AA/EOE

Associate or Full Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 21941)

The Department of Economics anticipates filling senior openings beginning September 1, 2014. Duties include teaching, research, and advising graduate students. Candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have attained international prominence in their field. 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, 2014. CONTACT: Please send application materials to Senior Recruiting Committee, Department of Economics, 2001 Sheridan Rd., #302, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 60208-2600. We encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. AA/EOE

English

Assistant Professor of African American Literature

(Job Opening ID #: 21807)

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in African American literature. Candidates working in any period or area are encouraged to apply and those working in fields that complement our strengths in black diaspora and African studies by engaging the fields of ethnic and American studies are especially welcome.

For the initial application, please submit a letter, CV, dissertation/book abstract, writing sample of 20-25 pages, and three letters of recommendation to http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job_openings.html. Application materials are due by November 4, 2013. AA/EOE.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance Studies

A consortium of three research universities—Brown, Northwestern, and Stanford—seeks to appoint Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Dance Studies for the academic year 2014-15. Fellows will be associated with humanities centers on each campus and will teach two undergraduate courses. In addition, fellows will attend intensive week-long seminars, held the summer before and after the fellowship year, devoted to strategies for interdisciplinary research and teaching. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from Ph.D.s in all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies. 

The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. no later than July 15, 2014 and no earlier than July 15, 2011. Campus placement and departmental affiliation will be determined by the Search Committee.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a sample syllabus for an introductory course in dance studies, and three letters of recommendation to Dance Studies Search Committee, Northwestern University, University Hall 215, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60208-2240. Electronic applications (in Word or pdf) may be emailed to project assistant Jennifer Britton (j-britton@northwestern.edu) with the subject line “Dance Studies Search.” AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Literature

The English Department of Northwestern University seeks a one-year, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in any area of medieval English literature.  Old English, Anglo-Norman, and comparative projects especially welcome.  Must have Ph.D. in hand by start date of Sept. 1, 2014.  Teaching load of 3 upper-division courses on a quarter system.  Please submit application, CV, writing sample (max. 25 pages), and names of 3 recommenders to Barbara Newman, Dept. of English, 1897 Sheridan Road, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, before deadline of Jan. 30.  AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Environmental Policy and Culture

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities

The Environmental Policy and Culture Program and the Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. 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; animal studies, green studies, or cultural approaches to water and air; environmental justice and/or ethics and sustainability). The Fellow’s appointment may span the Environmental Policy and Culture Program, the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: Art History, Art Theory and Practice, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, or Religious Studies. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise both in studies of the environment and in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before September 1, 2014. 

The fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. The fellow will also give one public lecture per year, sponsored by the Environmental Policy and Culture Program. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, writing sample of 35-50 pages, and a sample syllabus for one upper-division undergraduate course. Graduate school transcripts as well as three letters of recommendations (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be forwarded as part of the application. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2013.

Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website at http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/events/facultysearch.html. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to humsearch@northwestern.edu. For more information about departments or programs at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/

AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

Environmental Sciences

Visiting Assistant Professor GIS/Hydrology

The Environmental Sciences Program at Northwestern University seeks a two-year, visiting lecturer to expand undergraduate course offerings in geographic information science (GIS) and earth surface processes, such as geomorphology, hydrology, landscape evolution, and water resources. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Earth Science, Geology, Environmental Engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment and will be expected to teach five courses per year beginning in the fall of 2014. More information about the Environmental Sciences Program can be found here: www.envsci.northwestern.edu. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to search.environment@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.

French and Italian

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval French Literature

The Department of French & Italian at Northwestern University seeks a one-year, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in medieval French literature.  Must have Ph.D. in hand by start date of Sept. 1, 2014.  Teaching load of 3 upper-division courses (total) on a quarter system.  Please submit application, CV, writing sample (max. 25 pages), and 3 letters of recommendation to: Jennifer Britton, Search Committee Chair in Medieval French, 1897 Sheridan Rd. University Hall 215, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, before deadline of Nov. 27.  AA/EOE.

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, History, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2014. Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website at http://www.sexualities.northwestern.edu/fundingopportunities/postdocapplications.html. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to sexualities@northwestern.edu. Substantive questions not addressed on the webpage may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo (hector@northwestern.edu) and Steven Epstein (s-epstein@northwestern.edu). For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see http://offices.northwestern.edu/browse/A/academic.

AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

German

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 21806)

The Department of German at Northwestern University invites application to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting September 2014. The department is interested in applicants whose scholarship covers any period in post-1750 German literature, culture, and thought. In accordance with the breadth of its role within the university, the department is inclined toward applications that demonstrate a commitment to rigorous interdisciplinary study. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to pursue a sustained program of research, engage in outstanding teaching in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and help shape a small yet vibrant department. Near-native fluency in German and English are required.

Applications will be accepted online in PDF format and should include a letter describing research interest and teaching experience, a CV, a representative chapter of the dissertation and/or a published article (no more than fifty pages), and three letters of reference. Applications are due by November 18, 2013. For information, contact Kathy Leoni at kleoni@northwestern.edu. AA/EOE. Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by June 2014.

Global Health Studies

Lecturer

Applications are invited for a full-time renewable Lectureship starting September 2014. This appointment is non-tenure-line, but, subject to institutional need and personal job performance, is a continuing post with career-advancement opportunities. We seek scholars with PhDs in Public Health, Medical Anthropology, Medical Sociology or related disciplines with international experience/expertise and demonstrated teaching excellence whose areas of expertise complement those of current faculty.  Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to): health and the environment, epidemiology, infectious diseases and health policy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2 undergraduate courses per quarter, and be involved with the ongoing development of the undergraduate curriculum in Global Health Studies (additional details available at: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/globalhealth/). Review of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (sample syllabi and course evaluations), and names/addresses of 3 references (at least one of which must be prepared to address excellence in teaching) to:

AA/EOE. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

History

Assistant Professor of Early Modern Europe

(Job Opening ID #: 21523)

Early Modern continental Europe, ca. 1500-1800. Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor to begin in September 2014. 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 http://www.history.northwestern.edu/ by October 15, 2013. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu

Assistant Professor of North America before 1775

(Job Opening ID #: 21522)

North American History before 1775. The department of History at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure–track assistant professorship in North American history before 1775. We welcome candidates who focus on any of North America’s diverse communities and cultures from the sixteenth century to 1775, including British America and the Caribbean, French America, New Netherland, northern New Spain, native communities, African and African-
American communities, and/or the Atlantic world. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three confidential letters of reference (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at http://www.history.northwestern.edu. Applications are due by October 15, 2013. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions can be addressed to Eric West at e-west@northwestern.edu or Kevin Boyle at kevin.boyle@northwestern.edu.

Assistant or AssociateProfessor of Latin American History

(Job Opening ID #: 21596)

The Department of History at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the associate (tenured) or assistant (tenure track) level in post-independence Latin American history, including the Hispanic Caribbean, beginning autumn 2014. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three confidential letters of reference (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at http://www.history.northwestern.edu by October 15, 2013. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Questions can be addressed to Eric West at e-west@northwestern.edu or Helen Tilley at helen.tilley@northwestern.edu

Jewish and Israel Studies

Postdoc

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 , 2014. 

Responsibilities: Teaching five courses over six trimesters (2 years) in Israel Studies, including such areas as: contemporary Hebrew literature and poetry, the economy, politics, religion, culture, sociology and anthropology of Israeli society, the contemporary history of Israel and the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Eligiblity:  the program encourages submissions from candidates affiliated  with all Israeli universities. 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 distinguished college-level teaching experience are required. 

Application should include updated curriculum vitae, abstract of Ph.D. dissertation, summary of research and teaching interests, two course outlines and two letters of recommendation with at least one commenting on candidate's teaching capabilities. 

To view the complete announcement   for this position please see: http://www.dayan.orglinternships.htm.orcontact:dayancen@posUau.ac.i1. Telephone: 03-6409100, 03-6409646

Application should be received by February 15, 2014
Please mail to: dayancen@post.tau.ac.iI.
(Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer)

Linguistics

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 21978)

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line Assistant Professor position with a start date of September 1, 2014. We are looking for candidates who will enhance Northwestern’s interdisciplinary language science research community. The ideal candidate will have a research program grounded in computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and/or language variation and change. Although we expect to hire at the rank of assistant professor, more senior candidates will also be considered.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or a related field by the start date. To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2013. Please include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for instructions to apply online.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to search@ling.northwestern.edu. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially welcome.

Mathematics

Open Rank

(Job Opening ID #: 21642)

Applications are invited for Tenured and Tenure-track positions starting in September 2014. 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.northwestern.edu.

The review process starts November 1, 2013.  Northwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse faculty; women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.

Ralph Boas Assistant Professorship

Applications are invited for up to three Ralph Boas Assistant Professorships.  These positions are three-year, full-time, non-tenure-track positions beginning September 2014, 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, 2014.

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 November 1, 2013.  Northwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse faculty; women and minority candidates

are especially encouraged to apply.   AA/EOE.

Lectureship

Applications are solicited for a 3 year lectureship starting September 2014. 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, 2014.

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.  Inquiries may be sent to: boas@math.northwestern.edu.

Applications are welcomed at any time, but the review process starts November 1, 2013.  Northwestern University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse faculty; women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Molecular Biosciences

Assistant Professor of Biophysics

(Job Opening ID #: 21759)

The Department of Molecular BioSciences encourages outstanding individuals with research interests that complement existing strengths of the department to apply for tenure-track appointments at the level of Assistant Professor. The department is an exciting interdisciplinary research and training environment located on Northwestern’s Evanston, Illinois campus (http://www.molbiosci.northwestern.edu).  Current faculty research interests encompass biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, structural biology and molecular biology.

We are particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Biophysical approaches to study protein structure and function including protein-protein or protein-nucleic acid interactions.
  • Structural biology that includes the use of cryoelectron microscopy.

Applicants should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and interests, research summary, and a statement of future research goals. 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, 2013

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Neurobiology

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 21671)

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

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a high-profile research program attracting substantial extramural funding. The appointees will have access to state-of-the-art life science research support facilities and opportunities to interact with colleagues in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program consisting of over 130 faculty, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication, as well as the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, the 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 Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Applicants will 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://neurobiology.northwestern.edu/openings. Please plan to request at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 1, 2013 will be ensured full consideration. All other inquiries may be directed to neurobiofacsearch@northwestern.edu.

AA/EOE. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Biological Physics and Complex Systems

(Job Opening ID #: 21838)

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biological Physics/Complex Systems

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a faculty position in all areas of theoretical and experimental biological physics and complex systems. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the Physics and Astronomy Department (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and will be active members of the broader Northwestern University biological and complexity communities. Research currently pursued by physics faculty include soft and biological materials, interfaces between inorganic and organic surfaces, complex networks in physical and biological systems, statistical physics of biological molecules, nonlinear dynamics, modeling of neuronal and intracellular processes, dynamical and structural properties of complex systems, and molecular origins of complexity. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in physics. The ideal candidates will 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 (MRSEC), the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). An appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is anticipated.

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and both a research and a teaching statement, and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. All materials should be received by December 6, 2013 to receive full consideration. All materials should be submitted at www.physics.northwestern.edu.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Political Science

Assistant Professor of American Politics

(Job Opening ID #: 21672)

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for one full-time Assistant Professor position in the field of American Political Development/Historical Institutionalism. Applications received by October 1, 2013, 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, 2014. Applicants should provide a 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.

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for one full-time Associate Professor position in the field of American politics with a focus on Political Behavior. Applications received by October 1, 2013, 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, 2014. Applicants should provide a 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.

Associate Professor of American Politics

(Job Opening ID #: 21760)

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University will be making an appointment at the associate or full professor level in American political behavior, and invites applications from advanced assistant professors close to tenure or recently tenured associate professors. Applications received by October 1, 2013, 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, 2014.  Applicants should provide a 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.  For questions and assistance, please contact Margaret Graves at polsci-recruit@northwestern.edu

Religious Studies

Assistant Professor of Hinduism

(Job Opening ID #: 21544)

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in the study of Hinduism beginning September 1, 2014. Candidates may specialize in any time period, but the successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in Classical Sanskrit. Candidates must also combine their research interests with questions of theory and method in the study of religion, and must 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, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages. For details on preparing the application and applying online, please visit www.religion.northwestern.edu and contact us at religion@northwestern.edu if you have any questions. Applications received by November 1, 2013 will be given primary consideration. AA/EOE. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.