Faculty Job Openings

The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences announces the following faculty searches in 2015-2016:

Dean's Office 

Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment

The assistant dean for curriculum and assessment works with the Weinberg College faculty on all curricular projects and initiatives.  In collaboration with departments and other university units, she or he leads the College’s learning outcomes/assessment plans.  On a regular basis the assistant dean collaborates with the Registrar’s Office, University Relations, as well as decanal and other colleagues in the Weinberg Dean’s office on the University Catalog, policy issues related to curriculum and student registration, and exceptions.  As an ex officio member of the Curricular Review Committee and the Curricular Policies Committee, the assistant dean works with the faculty chairs of those committees to set agendas, convene meetings, and disseminate meeting results to the University community. The assistant dean represents the College on a number of university committees and working groups.  He or she reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and is a member of the senior staff in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (OUSA). 

The position of assistant dean for curriculum and assessment requires a deep and wide knowledge of an arts and sciences curriculum, optimally that of Northwestern’s Weinberg College.  Competitive applicants will have professional experience related to the duties of the position, including curriculum development, teaching, assessment, leadership experience, and at least some academic administration experience.  Given the amount of collaborative work the assistant dean does with colleagues across the College and the University, she or he must have extremely good social and communication skills, while at the same time possessing attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work with multiple deadlines. 

The assistant dean for curriculum and assessment is a full-time, benefits eligible eleven-month appointment, with a start date of July 1, 2016.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically, including one letter that addresses teaching experience at http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/assistant-dean-search/ Applications received by November 15, 2015, will receive fullest consideration.  Like all members of the OUSA, the assistant dean will be committed to and work in support of University diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Works with faculty and the dean’s staff on curricular initiatives

Guides departments and chairs in curriculum design; makes sure curricular initiatives and changes conform to faculty legislated and dean’s office policies; works with the dean, his senior staff, and faculty on college-level initiatives such as revision of degree requirements

  • Serves ex officio on Weinberg’s Curricular Policies (CPC) and Curricular Review (CRC) Committees

Works with staff to prepare agenda and materials; facilitates the meetings; oversees the website that is the record of curricular actions; disseminates all actions to the Weinberg community and beyond; when appropriate, shepherds curricular proposals approved by the CPC through the larger faculty approval process

  • Leads the College’s development and implementation of curricular learning outcomes and aligned assessments

Works with departments and programs in designing or updating learning goals for majors and minors and all other academic initiatives; partners with colleagues in Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising on assessment of high impact initiatives such as summer programs for incoming students; represents Weinberg on the Accreditation and Assessment Council; oversees the collection and analysis of assessment data, both qualitative and quantitative

  • Collaborates with University Relations on the Weinberg section of Northwestern's Undergraduate Catalog

Is the liaison between Weinberg departments and programs and University Relations staff in charge of producing the undergraduate catalog; has oversight responsibility for the accuracy of the Weinberg section of the catalog

  • Administers the Weinberg College distribution requirement system and adjudicates exceptions to curricular requirements

Considers student petitions for exceptions to degree requirements in collaboration with the Weinberg Advising office

  • Has responsibility for orienting new faculty about teaching in Weinberg College

Leads teaching and advising component of the orientation program for new College faculty; oversees the update and distribution of the document entitled “Teaching in Weinberg”

  • Member of leadership team in the Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising

Represents Weinberg on the University CTEC committee and other committees and working groups as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • PhD or appropriate terminal degree in a Weinberg discipline
  • Teaching experience in a discipline represented in the Weinberg curriculum
  • Thorough knowledge of an arts and sciences curriculum
  • 2-5 years of experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods, particularly survey design
  • Creative and innovative – ability to develop and implement new evaluation techniques
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • An interest in and sensitivity to research and academic environments in higher education
  • Excellent writing skills in a number of formats

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to do data analysis and use survey tools
  • Ability to develop, field test and run educational evaluation projects.
  • Ability to to analyze survey, interview and focus group data and interpreting the results

To apply, please visit http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/assistant-dean-search/

Academic Adviser and Assistant Professor of Instruction

Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences anticipates hiring full-time College Advisers/Assistant Professors of Instruction to start 1 September 2016. College Advisers work with an assigned cohort of students, advising them on a wide range of academic and other matters throughout their undergraduate careers.  College Advisers hold appointments in the Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies & Advising (OUSA) and coterminous continuing teaching-track appointments in academic departments or programs in the College. Teaching responsibilities generally include one or two courses yearly, with academic advising and related service constituting the primary responsibilities of the position.

Required: Ph.D. or terminal degree in academic field represented in the College's curriculum and complementing the disciplines of the existing advising group; a commitment to the mission of an interdisciplinary arts and sciences education; a keen interest in providing timely advice on academic matters to undergraduates; a strong record of undergraduate teaching; superior communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; the ability to master relevant campus policies and procedures; and an aptitude for working collegially. Candidates will ideally have some experience advising undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

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

The application requires: a cover­ letter describing relevant interests, preparation, and experience; a current curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations; any advising evaluations; and three letters of recommendation, at least one focused on teaching qualifications.  All of this material is to be submitted at the link to be found at

http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/advising/

This submission process is a one-time online entry (incomplete applications cannot be submitted).  Applicants will be notified by automated email when the application is received, and upon submission of each letter of recommendation.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 26. The post will remain open until filled.

If you have any questions please contact Sheree Trimuel-Jackson at s-trimuel@northwestern.edu

African Studies

Associate or Full Professor, Islam in African Studies

(Job Opening ID #: 26213)

Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the study of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review by the University. The appointment will be made in a home department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (including but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies. Candidates should have an active research agenda involving the role of Islam in African societies, a record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to engage across disciplines and provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration. 

We anticipate that the successful candidate will play a major role in Northwestern’s Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) (http://www.isita.northwestern.edu/), including facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary research; initiating grant proposals for external funding; organizing conferences, speaker series, or similar academic events; collaborating on the development of curriculum; and developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with institutions in Africa.

Applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests, (2) a separate statement articulating a programmatic vision for advancing the study of Islam in Africa at Northwestern over the next five years; (3) representative written work; (4) a current curriculum vitae; and (5) the names and contact information for three referees. All material should be submitted via the application system found at http://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The proposed start date is September 2016.

Questions can be directed to search committee chair Sean Hanretta (sean.hanretta@northwestern.edu). AA/EOE.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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, 2016.  Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2014) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies are encouraged to apply.

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 two classes in the Department), and participation in the intellectual life of the Department and University.

Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by December 15, 2015:
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: Post Doctoral Search Committee Chair

All inquiries should be addressed to Suzette Denose at 847-491-5122 or s-denose@northwestern.edu.  AA/EOE.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Art Theory and Practice

Visiting Artist

The Department of Art Theory and Practice seeks a Visiting Artist in residence for a full-time, benefits eligible position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Contract is for 2 years beginning Sept. 1, 2016. Duties include teaching six courses (typically two per quarter) with a mix of upper and lower division undergraduate courses, and the possibility to engage the graduate MFA program. Applicants engaged in innovative work in any media with a strong record of recent exhibitions or related professional activities are encouraged to apply.  Other qualifications include a MFA or equivalent, knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues and teaching experience.  Review of applications will begin on Jan. 4, 2016. Application materials to be provided online include 20 images or other appropriate documentation of work, selected syllabi of courses taught, names of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses.  AA/EOE.  Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veteran and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  Apply at http://northwestern.slideroom.com  

Asian American Studies

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 26231)

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies in the disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, or Political Science. Areas of specialization are open but scholars in the qualitative social sciences who work on social inequality, immigration, race, global health, legal studies, and public policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be invested in the ongoing development of the Asian American Studies Program and hold a joint appointment with the Weinberg College department best suited to their research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/. The deadline to submit an application is October 1, 2015.

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 in Asian American Studies

Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, renewable Assistant Professor of Instruction position in Asian American Studies. We seek a candidate trained in the humanities and specializing in Asian American literature, media, and/or cultural studies. Geographic areas of specialization are open but those with expertise in Asian American Transpacific Studies, Hemispheric American Studies, Pacific Islanders, Filipino Americans, or Southeast Asian Americans are especially welcome. The successful candidate should be able to teach Introduction to Asian American Literature and other courses in their area of specialization. Responsibilities include: teaching six quarter-length courses with possible course reductions for additional service; program building; and collaborating with Asian American Studies students and faculty. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2016. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, two sample syllabi, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/  Deadline to submit applications is January 4, 2016.


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.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arab American and/or Muslim American Studies

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Arab American and/or Muslim American Studies. Successful candidates will be appointed to the Asian American Studies Program, in collaboration with the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA). Areas of specialization are open but preference will be given to scholars in American studies, critical ethnic studies, cultural studies, gender studies, literary studies, and/or media studies. We seek a scholar whose research agenda is based in the United States but considers connections to other diasporic sites. Scholars whose expertise furthers connections with Northwestern’s ethnic studies programs, including its emergent Native and Indigenous Studies Program, are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be paired with a senior faculty mentor, offer two courses per year, and offer one public lecture per year.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment with Mellon research funds, starting September 1, 2016. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing sample via http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/  Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2016.

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.

Asian Languages and Cultures

Open Rank in Transnational East Asian Literatures and Cultures

(Job Opening ID #: 26233)


The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member in Transnational East Asian Literatures and Cultures at any rank. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media, from the early modern to contemporary periods. We are open to scholars working on any combination of languages, but are particularly interested in those whose work engages with Korean and Korean culture. The successful candidate will join several tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, and Urdu literature, as well as fifteen continuing lecturer faculty in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean language in the newly-formed 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 Japanese literature at the rank of assistant professor. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Languages 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, which can be found at the address above.


For full consideration applications should be received by OCTOBER 31, 2015. The position is open until filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent
upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature and Culture

(Job Opening ID #: 26203)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member in Japanese Literature and Cultureat the assistant professor level.  We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching complement Northwestern's strengths in media and performance studies and/or gender and sexulaity studies.  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 by October 23, 2015. 

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.

Brady Scholars Program

Visiting Professor

Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois. This is a one-year, full-time and benefits eligible position as the Brady Distinguished Visiting faculty, beginning September 1, 2016. Part of The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life, the successful applicant will participate in the Brady Scholars community, including teaching one seminar, providing pedagogical mentoring and advising throughout the year, and giving three public lectures on themes related to programThe position may be renewed for a second year.  We require at least three years of college teaching experience after the receipt of the Ph.D in moral philosophy or a related field, 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, 2015 will be given fullest consideration. 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. Details can be found at http://www.bradyprogram.northwestern.edu/.

Chemistry

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 26205)

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure line faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2016. All areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and theoretical) are open to apply. Research area focus should include either transdisciplinary research that bridges the physical and life sciences or nanoscience. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students as well as building an original and truly outstanding research program. Please submit all application materials electronically to http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu by September 14, 2015. Only electronic application materials will be accepted.

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.

Associate or Full Professor Organic Systems Chemistry

(Job Opening ID #: 26206)

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure line faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor commencing Fall 2016.  The specific area of specialty being solicited is organic chemistry with an emphasis on organic systems chemistry.  Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship.  Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students as well as building an original and truly outstanding research program.  Please submit all application materials electronically to http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu. Application review will be ongoing. Only electronic application materials will be accepted.

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.

Economics

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 26370)

General Economics

The Northwestern University Department of Economics anticipates filling openings at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Associate or Full Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 26369)

General Economics

The Northwestern University Department of Economics anticipates filling senior openings beginning September 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Teaching Track Faculty

Northwestern University Department of Economics seeks to make a junior or senior teaching-track faculty appointment beginning September 1, 2016. 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 TA’s.  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. Ph.D. required by 8/31/16. Please also submit cover letter and three letters of recommendation. In order to ensure full consideration, materials must be received by December 15, 2015. 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.

English

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 2016-17.  Fellows will be associated with humanities centers and with departments of theatre and dance on each campus and will teach two undergraduate courses. 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 15 July 2015 and no earlier than 15 July  2012. Campus placement 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 HDance Studies Search." AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 1 January 2016.

Environmental Policy and Culture

Assistant or Associate Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 26442)

Northwestern University is accepting applications for a full-time assistant/associate professor rank tenure-track position in Environmental Social Science that starts in fall 2016.  The successful applicant will be afacultymember in Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology, and will participate in the interdisciplinary Environmental Policy and Culture Program.  We seek colleagues with a strong commitment to research (quantitative or qualitative) and to teaching. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment and teaching experience are expected. Northwestern is growing rapidly in the areas of energy and sustainability and in international studies. Our investments are evident in the University’s  Strategic Plan (http://www.northwestern.edu/strategic-plan/), the new Buffett Institute for Global Studies (http://buffett.northwestern.edu/ ), along with an interest in indigenous studies among other areas.

Applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests, (2) one representative written work, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and contact information for three referees via the online application system found at http://environment.northwestern.edu/Faculty%20Search.html. The internal review process for applications will begin on October 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Professor Neal Blair at search.environment@northwestern.edu.

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2018. 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, Economics, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, 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, and by giving a public talk once each year. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must have completed it after September 1, 2011. Applicants without a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) must complete all the requirements for the degree before September 1, 2016. At time of application, the applicant must be available for the full two-year term. The stipend is $53,575 in the first year of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $3,500 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $1,500 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by January 4, 2016. Letters of recommendation are due no later than January 11, 2016. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.

FAQs and submission instructions appears below. Administrative questions not addressed below should be directed to Eliot Colin at sexualities@northwestern.edu. Substantive questions not addressed below 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.

History

Assistant Professor of Modern German History

(Job Opening ID #: 26115)

Modern German History. Northwestern University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of modern German history. Job to begin in September 2016. 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, 2015. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Address any questions about this position to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu

Assistant or Associate Professor of African-American History

(Job Opening ID #: 26114)

African-American History. Northwestern University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor of African-American history focused on any era prior to 1920. Diasporic and/or transnational approaches are welcome. Job to begin in September 2016. 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, 2015. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Address any questions about this position to Eric West at: e-west@northwestern.edu

Linguistics

Open Rank

(Job Opening ID #: 26250)

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line position (open rank) with a start date of September 1, 2016. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary language sciences community including researchers from cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, psychology, and speech science.

We seek exceptional candidates with forward-looking research programs that hold the promise of future external funding. Applicants that wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor are expected to have a record of excellence in research and teaching, success in obtaining external funding, and to have held both internal and external leadership roles.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2015. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair (matt-goldrick@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.

Mathematics

Tenure and Tenure-track Positions

(Job Opening ID #: 26117)

Applications are invited for Tenured and Tenure-track positions starting in September 1, 2016. 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, 2015; applications arriving after this date may also receive consideration. 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.

Teaching-track Position

benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching six quarter-long courses per academic year at all levels of the undergraduate program. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in Mathematics, which must be conferred by September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching. 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 teaching statement, (4) a statement of mathematical interests, and (5) four letters of recommendation, at least two of which discuss the candidate's teaching qualifications in depth. Inquiries may be sent to: hiring@math.northwestern.edu.
Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the
United States.

Lecturer

Applications are solicited for a 3 year lectureship starting September 1, 2016. This is a nontenure 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, 2016.
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.
Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the
United States.

Ralph Boas Assistant Professors

Applications are invited for Ralph Boas Assistant Professorships. These positions are three-year, full-time, non-tenure-track positions beginning September 1, 2016, 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, 2016. Applications should be made electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate's teaching qualifications. Inquiries may be sent
to: boas@math.northwestern.edu.


The review process starts December 1, 2015; applications arriving after this date will also receive consideration. 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.

Middle East and North African Studies

Assistant Professor in Modern Iranian Studies or Turkish Studies

(Job Opening ID #: 26402)

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern Iranian studies or Turkish studies, in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Candidates should work within an established discipline, and also engage with interdisciplinary conversations in Middle East studies. The position is anchored in the interdisciplinary Program in Middle East and North African studies, which offers an undergraduate major and minor and a PhD certificate program and a growing community of scholars and students. The successful candidate will need to qualify for a joint appointment in a partner department, including but not limited to anthropology, art history, a literature department, history, philosophy, religious studies, or sociology. Expertise and extensive engagement with primary documents, archives, and/or fieldwork in the language(s) of the region is expected. While this search names both Iranian and Turkish studies, candidates need not engage both fields, nor work exclusively in one or the other. The committee will be considering applicants in both subfields, which are areas of growth within the MENA Program. Job to begin September 1, 2016.  PhD expected to be completed no later than spring 2016. 

Applications should include: a cover letter including description of current research project, future research areas, and teaching experience or philosophy; curriculum vitae; names and electronic addresses of three referees, and a writing sample of 20-25 manuscript pages or a published academic article. In order to receive full consideration, materials must arrive by Monday Oct 10. Interviews will be conducted at the Middle East Studies Association meetings in Denver. Please visit www.mena.northwestern.edu to apply.

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

Assistant or Asociate Professor of Instruction in Arabic

The Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Arabic language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching nine quarter-long language courses.

Experience teaching Arabic and native fluency or its equivalent in Arabic is required. Masters degree in Arabic language or a closely related area is required; Ph.D. in Arabic language, literature, or Middle East studies is preferred. The capability to teach a colloquial Arabic variety (especially Maghrebi/North African Arabic) is highly desirable.  

Demonstrated ability to teach a second language offered in Northwestern’s MENA program, particularly Persian, is desirable as an additional qualification.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and names and email addresses of three professional references (at least two must be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via the MENA website: http://www.mena.northwestern.edu.  For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2015. Questions about applying should be directed to mena@northwestern.edu

MENA offers an undergraduate major, minor, and a PhD certificate program, and features both topics courses in a range of disciplines and a dynamic team of language instructors in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.  In the Arabic curriculum, we stress both written and communicative (speaking) aspects of the language. The Arabic program features both a four-year sequence in modern standard Arabic and electives in Egyptian and Levantine colloquial Arabic, media Arabic, and advanced poetry and prose with the opportunity to develop additional curricula.

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

Assistant or Asociate Professor of Instruction in Hebrew

The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Modern Hebrew language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching nine quarter-long language courses.

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

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

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi, teaching evaluations), and names and email addresses of three professional references (at least two must be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities) electronically via the MENA website: http://www.mena.northwestern.edu.  For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by November 1, 2015. Questions about applying should be directed to mena@northwestern.edu

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

Molecular Bioscience

Assistant Professor or higher

(Job Opening ID #: 26235)

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:

Mechanistic biochemistry including biophysical and biochemical approaches. Method development and single molecule studies to investigate macromolecular and cellular processes.

Genome sciences, including but not limited to high throughput and computational approaches, 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 the 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, 2015

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.

Native American and Indiginous Studies

Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies

As part of Northwestern Universitys Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Institute for Policy Research invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar who studies social disparities as they pertain to indigenous people, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This person will be jointly appointed between the Institute for Policy Research and an appropriate social science-related unit, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, communications, economics, education, law, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, statistics, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a PhD before September 1, 2016. We welcome applications from both newly-minted PhDs and senior assistant professor candidates.

 For more information about the Institute for Policy Research and to apply, visit http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/about/job-opportunities/

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, a writing sample of approximately 25 pages, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and between three and five letters of reference.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and the search will remain open until an offer is accepted. Only complete applications, including letters of reference, will be considered. Inquiries about the search may be sent to c-kendall@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 Native American and Indigenous Studies

As part of the Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This scholar or artist will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a Ph.D. or MFA before September 1, 2016.

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/application-instructions.html

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references, whom we will contact for letters of recommendation. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015, and the search will remain open until an offer is accepted. Inquiries about the search may be sent to thomas.burke@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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Humanities

As part of the Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, to begin September 1, 2016. We seek a scholar or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. The Fellow will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department. Candidates must complete all degree requirements for a Ph.D. before September 1, 2016.

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

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/application-instructions.html

Applications will be accepted online only. Application materials include a research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, CV, writing sample of approximately 25 pages or comparable evidence of scholarly or artistic accomplishment, a sample syllabus, graduate transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references—including the dissertation advisor—whom we will contact for letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2016. Inquiries about the search may be sent to thomas.burke@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.

Neurobiology

Assistant Professor

(Job Opening ID #: 26457)

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

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

Applicants should submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, a CV, and a description of research plans. Applications must be submitted electronically. For details on preparing and submitting the application, please visit http://www.neurobiology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-openings/assistant-professor. Please plan to request at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 15, 2015 will be ensured full consideration. All other inquiries may be directed to neurobiofacsearch@northwestern.edu

Associate Professor (joint with Communication Sciences and Disorders)

(Job Opening ID #: 26499)

he Department of Neurobiology and the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication   Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University are jointly recruiting a newfaculty member at the level of Associate Professor with tenure.  Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating an outstanding record of scientific achievement will be considered.  We are seeking individuals whose research addresses the neurobiology of hearing and vocal communication, including molecular, cellular and/or systems neuroscience. 

Successful candidates will have demonstrated creativity, scholarship and excellence in research and will maintain a high-profile research program attracting substantial extramural funding.  The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art life science research facilities and opportunities to interact with colleagues throughout the university including in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, the Northwestern Center for Audiology, Speech, Language and Learning, the Knowles Hearing Center, the McCormick School of Engineering, the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, the Institute for Complex Systems, and the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology.                                                                                                                                                                 

Both the Department of Neurobiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Communication Disorders in the School of Communication are located on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University, one of the nation’s largest private research universities. Evanston is located along the shore of Lake Michigan on the northern border of Chicago, Illinois. For more information about the Departments, please visit http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/csd/ and http://www.neurobiology.northwestern.edu/

Application procedure: Applicants will submit (in PDF format) a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a research statement, a current vita, and reprints of up to five published papers at http://www.neurobiology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty-openings/joint-position. Applications received by November 1, 2015 will be ensured full consideration. All other inquiries may be directed to neurocsdfacsearch@northwestern.edu.

Philosophy

Open Rank

(Job Opening ID #: 26437)

Rank open, tenured or tenure-track, beginning fall quarter, 2016.  4 courses/year spread over 3 quarters (e.g., 2-2-0), undergraduate and graduate.  Thesis supervision.  Usual non-teaching duties.  AOS: Metaphysics or Epistemology or Philosophy of Language or Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy of Science (including the Special Sciences) or Logic.  AOC: Open.  Salary competitive.  Junior candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample; senior candidates should submit a letter of application and a complete CV, along with a list of references.  All candidates must submit documents electronically via http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/by November 15, 2015 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please address any questions about this position to nuphiljobs@northwestern.edu.

Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Astronomy

(Job Opening ID #: 26238)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new tenure-line faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics, as part of a major expansion over the coming years. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the department in astronomy and astrophysics (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and who will become active members of CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (www.ciera.northwestern.edu). Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST. We also encourage applications from candidates who might receive a secondary appointment in planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, or engineering. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics and astronomy. Appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is the target of this search, but more senior appointments with tenure may also be possible for highly exceptionally qualified candidates. 

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research statement, and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. The deadline for submission of all materials is December 1st, 2015. All materials should be submitted electronically; see the submission instructions posted at www.physics.northwestern.edu and www.ciera.northwestern.edu.

Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Theory

(Job Opening ID #: 26431)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University seeks to make a new tenure-track faculty appointment in theoretical condensed matter physics at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2016. The department is seeking a candidate with an excellent research record and a commitment to teaching physics at both undergraduate and graduate levels who will develop an internationally recognized research program that complements current research programs in condensed matter physics at Northwestern. Candidates conducting cutting-edge theoretical research in any topical area of condensed matter physics, including computational approaches for solving forefront problems in condensed matter physics, are encouraged to apply. While review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015, applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, list of publications, their statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, as well as arrange to have three letters of recommendation provided to the department to support the application. Applications should be submitted online through the departmental website at: http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/html. Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Dr. Emily Updegraff, Assistant Chair, at the email address: physics-astronomy@northwestern.edu General questions may be addressed to Dr. Emily Updegraff at the same address.

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Northwestern University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, multi-year, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching introductory physics courses, supervising and mentoring teaching assistants, and overseeing classroom and laboratory instruction for introductory courses.  A standard teaching assignment is six one-quarter courses per academic year with possible reductions for administrative and other duties.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2016.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which must address teaching).   Applications should be submitted online through the departmental website at: http://www.physics.northwestern.edu.  Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Dr. Emily Updegraff, Assistant Chair, at physics-astronomy@northwestern.edu.  General questions may be addressed to Dr. Emily Updegraff at the same address.

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Theory

(Job Opening ID #: 26143)

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for up to two Assistant Professor positions in the field of political theory. The successful applicant(s) will be knowledgeable in the history of political theory and engaged with major areas of inquiry in political science, for example, inequality, race, democracy, citizenship, law, sovereignty, or globalization. We are especially interested in candidates whose research addresses (a) global democratic theory and (b) comparative political theory, focused on particular historical and geopolitical contexts. Applicants should be prepared to teach historical and contemporary political theory at introductory and advanced levels of undergraduate and graduate studies. Applications received by October 1, 2015, 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, 2016. Applicants should provide curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of teaching excellence, 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 of American Politics

(Job Opening ID #: 26139)

The department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for up to two appointments at the assistant, associate and/or full professor level in American political behavior.  We are particularly interested in candidates who would be able to teach graduate-level quantitative methods courses. Applications received by October 1, 2015, 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, 2016.  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.

Assistant Professor of Instruction

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Departments of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016.  Duties include teaching six quarter-long courses per academic year divided evenly between Political Science and Sociology.  The successful candidate will be a key participant in the cross-disciplinary training in quantitative methodology and statistics for social scientists at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in Political Science or Sociology, which must be conferred by September 1, 2016, as well as evidence of teaching success in quantitative methods.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.  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, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit all materials through the interface accessible at <http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/>

Psychology

Open Rank in Diversity Science

(Job Opening ID #: 26408)

The Psychology Department at Northwestern University seeks to hire two professors for tenure-track positions in the area broadly defined as Diversity Science. One hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the other is open to any rank.  Diversity Science extends psychological science to understudied populations, including (but not limited to) racial/ethnic minorities, persons from lower socio-economic classes, persons with disabilities, individuals with minority sexual orientations, and individuals from diverse cultures. We welcome scientists from the full range of disciplines and areas that comprise contemporary psychological science. We particularly welcome applications from scientists whose work addresses the role of cultural, racial/ethnic, or socioeconomic identities, contexts, and processes in the domains of particular emphasis in our department: cognitive and affective neuroscience, human development, personality, health, psychopathology, and cognitive and social processes. Overall, we seek applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the Department’s diversity mission, while integrating with and complementing exiting Department strengths.

A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is required.  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 website. Inquiries may also be addressed to psychsearch@northwestern.edu. Our department has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and especially encourages women and minority applicants to apply.Review of applications will begin on October 15 for the Assistant Professor Position and on December 1, 2015 for the open-rank position.  Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled.

Religious Studies

Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions

(Job Opening ID #: 26116)

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in the study of East Asian religions of any period, geographical region, or religious tradition. 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 languages and combine their research interests with questions of theory and method in the study of religion. The successful candidate will contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs of a religious studies department, including responsibility for introductory courses in Buddhism.
Please send in PDF format a cover letter, 3 letters of 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 25th, 2015. For details on preparing the application and applying online, please visit www.religion.northwestern.edu and 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.