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.

African Studies

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology

(Job Opening ID #: 24059)

Africanist Medical Anthropologist. Northwestern University, Program of African Studies/Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medical anthropology specializing in Africa, starting in September of 2015. Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty expertise and build on the Department’s strong links with the Program of African Studies and Global Health Studies. Candidates should have an active field research program, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in both Anthropology and African Studies. Review of applications will begin on November 17th.  Applications should be submitted to the Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, via our website www.anthropology.northwestern.edu.

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.

Art Theory and Practice

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 24057)

Assistant professor, tenure-track. A higher rank might be possible depending on qualifications. Artists working with painting and/or drawing and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a significant national or international record of exhibitions or related professional activities, an MFA or equivalent, and substantial full-time teaching experience. Other qualifications include knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues. Leadership skills, a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and participation in university academic life are expected. Teaching commitment is  5 courses taught over 3 quarters, one of which is usually independent study with graduate students. Position commences Sept. 2015. We will begin reviewing applications on December 1 but will continue to review applications received after this date until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted to the Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, via our website northwestern.slideroom.com.

Asian American Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Asian American Studies in, but not exclusive to, the disciplines of sociology, psychology, public health, religion, or other humanities and qualitative social sciences. Areas of specialization are open but scholars whose expertise builds connections with Asian Transpacific Studies, Indigenous Studies, or Arab American Studies are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be co-appointed between the Asian American Studies Program and the department best suited to his or her research. Responsibilities include teaching five quarter-length courses, participating in program activities, and collaborating with Asian American Studies faculty and students. The position will begin on September 1, 2015 and conclude on August 31, 2016. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.

Applicants should visit http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/ to submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests, email addresses for three reference writers, and teaching evaluations if available. Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2015.

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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Assistant Professor in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics/Climate Dynamics

(Job Opening ID #: 24218)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University invites
applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in geophysical fluid
dynamics/climate dynamics, to begin as early as fall 2015. Specifically, we seek a
scientist who employs theoretical, observational, and/or numerical methods to study
coupled geophysical fluid dynamical processes within the atmosphere, hydrosphere,
cryosphere, and/or lithosphere. Candidates whose expertise complements that of existing
faculty in solid earth geophysics, planetary science, and paleoclimate are particularly
encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and
graduate courses and lead a vibrant externally funded research program. A Ph.D. is
required at the time of appointment. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014.
Applicants should visit http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/GFDsearch/ for submission
instructions.

Economics

Associate Professor in Environmental Economics

(Job Opening ID #: 24143)

The Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Economics anticipate filling a senior opening in Environmental Economics beginning September 1, 2015. 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 consideration for faculty positions will be an outstanding research record, excellent recommendations, and teaching ability. Our primary goal is to identify outstanding candidates. Salary will be competitive. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2015.

Associate or Full Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 24176)

The Northwestern University Department of Economics anticipates filling senior openings beginning September 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 24103)

The Northwestern University Department of Economics anticipates filling openings at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Northwestern University Department of Economics seeks to make a teaching-track faculty appointment beginning September 1, 2015. Our teaching-track faculty teach six undergraduate classes per year (two classes per quarter) with 3-4 course preparations per year, in a mix of introductory, intermediate, and upper-level classes. Teaching-track faculty may be able to teach advanced undergraduate classes in their particular areas of interest and have considerable autonomy in how they run their classes with full support by graduate student TAs.  The positions are not tenure-track, but are multiple year and renewable. Compensation is highly competitive, the economics department is highly ranked, and the Chicago area is a wonderful place to live. Hiring decision places highest priority on evidence of previous teaching success documented by student evaluations.  PhD required by 8/31/15. Please also submit cover letter and three letters of recommendation. In order to ensure full consideration, materials must be received by December 15, 2014. 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.

For questions, contact James Hornsten, j-hornsten@northwestern.edu.

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.

French and Italian

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 24102)

Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in French Medieval literature and culture with research and teaching interests in the Mediterranean and a comparatist, theoretical and/or cultural perspective, to begin September 2015. Strengths in Italian and/or Arabic highly desirable. Applications sought from candidates with outstanding research and teaching abilities and native or near-native command of French. Letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or a dissertation chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via http://www.frenchanditalian.northwestern.edu/ by November 28, 2014. Northwestern is an AA/EOE. If you have questions about submitting your application, please contact Claire Tuft at 847-491-5491 or claire.tuft@northwestern.edu

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.

Kaplan Humanities Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities

The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2017.

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies. We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective (including, for instance, innovative work on the digital publication of scholarly research; inquiry into the intellectual, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities; studies of digital knowledge platforms as they pertain to humanistic research; or research in a traditional field that employs computational approaches to interpretation or new work in digital visualization).

The Fellow’s appointment will span the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: Anthropology, Art History, Classics, English, French & Italian, German, History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, or Religious Studies. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before September 1, 2015.

The fellow will contribute scholarly expertise to initiatives in the Digital Humanities and will be an active participant in collaborative projects. Fellows typically teach two courses (one of which may be a workshop series for faculty and/or students over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year). The fellow will also give one public lecture or presentation per year. 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 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment, 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, 2014.

Additional information and submission instructions appear on our website at http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/visiting-scholars/open-position-mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship.html. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to thomas.burke@northwestern.edu. For more information about departments or programs at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, see http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/

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

Neurobiology

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 24234)

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. 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 neurobiology.northwestern.edu/openings. Please plan to request at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will be ensured full consideration. All other inquiries may be directed to neurobiofacsearch@northwestern.edu.

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

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology

(Job Opening ID #: 23695)

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, invites applications for an associate professor in Clinical Psychology to begin September 2015. We are interested in outstanding applicants from all areas of clinical psychology. Qualifications include outstanding research and teaching ability (ability to teach graduate assessment is desirable). Interested candidates should submit electronically a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications through the online application found at http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/job-opportunities.html. Candidates can wait to have letters of recommendation sent until it becomes clear that we have interest in their application. Inquiries may be addressed toclinicalpsychjobsearch@northwestern.edu. Our department has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and especially encourages women and minority applicants to apply. Applications received before November 1 will receive higher priority.

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.

Statistics

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 24246)

Department of Statistics and the Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University

Position

Tenured Associate Professor in Statistics, with 50% effort allocated to the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), a research institute carrying no teaching responsibilities.  The IPR appointment is renewable and expected to be ongoing.  Appointment begins September 1, 2015.  Screening of applicants begins November 15, 2014 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 Valerie Lyne at: v-lyne@ northwestern.edu