Faculty Search - Environment Social Sciences
Northwestern University is accepting applications for an open-rank tenure track position in Environmental Social Science that starts in fall 2013. The successful applicant will be a member in a home department in one of the social sciences (Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology) and will participate in the interdisciplinary Environmental Policy and Culture Program. While all environmental social science areas will be considered, we particularly welcome applicants whose research fits within Northwestern University’s areas of strength as represented in the University’s Strategic Plan, including but not limited to (1) Sustainability and/or Climate Change, (2) Global Health, and (3) Inequalities and/or Social Justice. We seek colleagues with a strong commitment to empirical research (quantitative or qualitative) and excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment and teaching experience are expected. AA/EOE Applications from women and under-represented minority candidates are especially welcome. The internal review process for applications will begin November 8, 2012.
2012-2013 Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted only online. All required fields are marked with an asterisk, and must be filled in before an application can be submitted. Incomplete applications cannot be saved. Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to make changes. Have all of your materials prepared pior to proceeding to the online system. Follow the instructions below and submit your application to the URL: http://facultysearch.weinberg.northwestern.edu/apply/index/NTg=
1. Document Preparation
The following documents are needed:
a. A letter of intent describing your current research agenda and teaching experience/interests (Brief Personal Statement on Online Application).
b. A Curriculum Vitae
c. One representative written work
Prepare a separate PDF (4MB max file size) for each of your documents.
2. Prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external references
Three (3) references are required, but you may submit up to five (5) names. Information needed for references is their name, insitution, e-mail address and the type of reference (academic colleague, graduate advisor, etc). Your references will be e-mailed with instructions to upload a letter of recommendation.
3. Submit application
When your pdf files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application and submit.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honors and Achievements
Doctoral student Chris Shirley has won a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his study, Reading by Hand: Manuscript Poetry and Readerly Identities in Renaissance England.
Doctoral student Jade Werner has been named a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for her dissertation, The Gospel and the Globe: Missionary Enterprises and the Cosmopolitan Imagination, 1795-1910.
The Global Health Studies program has won the 2013 Senator Paul Simon International Spotlight Award.
Jacob Lassner, a professor emeritus of history, has been awarded the Franz Rosenthal Prize in Islamics & Semitics by the American Oriental Society.
Earth & Planetary Sciences Professor Emile Okal has been named the 2013 recipient of the Sergey Soloviev Medal by the European Geosciences Union. Okal was cited for his “seminal contributions to the understanding of the physics of tsunamis and for establishing new methods of tsunami mitigation."
Xinwen Zhu has been awarded the Centennial Fellowship of the American Mathematical Society.
Douglas Medin, a professor of cognitive psychology, has received the William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research from the Association for Psychological Science.
Seth Stein, the William Deering Professor of Geological Sciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.
Anthropology Professor Helen B. Schwartzman has been elected to a Visiting Fellowship at Oxford's Magdalen College. She will research Bodleian Library collections on 19th and 20th century children's toys and games.
The Modern Language Association of America will present its 22nd Howard R. Marraro Prize to Associate Professor Marco Ruffini for his book Art without an Author: Vasari's Lives and Michelangelo's Death.
Alumna Michelle Grabner, who received her MFA from the department of Art Theory and Practice in 1990, was named one of three curators of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, an influential survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States.