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Professor of Computer Science + Journalism

As part of an ambitious plan to expand interdisciplinary work, Northwestern University seeks to hire a new faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of Computer Science and Journalism/Media and has the potential to drive change and transformation in journalism. 

We invite candidates for a new position as Professor of Computer Science & Journalism at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.  The search is open to academic candidates as well as distinguished technology professionals.  We are interested in candidates who have experience researching, developing and deploying technology relevant to journalism and media, as well as research interests in a computer science discipline such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction or Knowledge Management.

Candidates whose background is primarily in the media or technology industry should be able to demonstrate experience building or leading the development of software that addresses the needs of journalists, publishers and/or media consumers.  Academic candidates should have a research agenda at the intersection of computer science and journalism, and experience developing technologies for media practitioners or consumers. 

Given Northwestern’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary work in these fields, an interest in teaching students from both journalism and computer science is critical.

The goal of Northwestern’s CS + X initiative is the transformational integration of computer science with other fields. With the dual focus of research and education, candidates will work across schools to help create an environment of cross-functional cooperation and coordination between disciplines. We expect this new faculty member to help further develop the partnership that already exists between the McCormick School of Engineering and the Medill School of Journalism.

Northwestern is a world-leading research and teaching university with an unrivaled combination of excellent schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located just outside of Chicago – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

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

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Professor of Computer Science [All Levels]

Northwestern University has announced a substantial commitment to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). We are adding twenty new tenure-track faculty in the next five years—ten in core Computer Science, and ten collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X)—as well as a number of non-tenure track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates with a clear passion to make a difference in Computer Science and who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a great university.

We invite candidates to apply for new positions as Professor of Computer Science at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals to our database and security faculty teams, but are open to applications from outstanding faculty candidates in all areas of Computer Science. Priority will be given to applicants with path-breaking research interests that have the potential to transform both Computer Science and other disciplines. We intend to hire two or more excellent candidates, and are open to cluster hires and teams.

Northwestern is a world-leading research and teaching university with an unrivaled combination of excellent schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located just outside of Chicago – a diverse and culturally vibrant, world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post-submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

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

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Computer Science Faculty of Instruction Positions

Northwestern University has announced a substantial commitment to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). As part of transforming and scaling computer science education, we are looking for multiple non-tenure track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates, in all areas and at all levels, with a clear passion to make a difference in Computer Science, and who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a great university.

We invite candidates to apply for non-tenure-track Professor of Instruction positions in Computer Science. The successful applicant will be one who is an extraordinary teacher and mentor. They will bring not only strong and deep knowledge of Computer Science but also passion in their desire to convey that knowledge to a broad variety of Northwestern students. They will go well beyond delivering entry level service courses to create a learning environment that motivates students to enroll, to work, to learn, and to find new applications of Computer Science that shape their careers and the world beyond.  We intend to hire two or more excellent candidates for this role during this academic year. These are multi-year, renewable positions.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant or Associate level depending on experience. Faculty of Instruction typically teach two courses per term and are involved in advising students and in departmental curriculum development.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five letters of reference which can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) recent teaching evaluations (if available), (6) a teaching demonstration video (if available). Upload instructions are found at http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/eecs/careers.html

For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu. Review of materials will begin on December 15, 2017, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis.

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

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Professor of Computer Science + Law

As part of an ambitious plan to grow and transform Computer Science, Northwestern University’s CS + X initiative announces a new faculty search at the intersection of Computer Science and Law. In coordination with Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law we seek outstanding candidates at all levels, who have a clear passion to make a difference and are excited by the opportunity to work at the intersection of computer science and the law.

We invite candidates to apply for a new position as Professor of Computer Science and Law at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Our focus in this search is on faculty who are working on issues related to the relationship between computation and law. We are interested in candidates focused on issues related to legal and regulatory responses to the accelerating world of information technology as well as those who are engaged in developing technologies that have direct impact on the practice of the law itself. Our focus is on Security and Privacy for the former and AI, Machine Learning and HCI for the latter. In general, however, we are open to researchers from all areas of CS. We intend to hire two or more excellent candidates in these areas, and are open to cluster hires and teams.

The goal of the CS + X initiative in general and the CS + Law effort in particular is the transformational integration of CS with other fields. Preferred candidates are expected to work between fields in partnership with non-technologists with the goal of promoting shared understanding and research progress at the intersection.  With the dual focus of research and education, candidates will work across schools to help create an environment of cross-functional cooperation and coordination between disciplines. In line with this, we are interested in researchers with joint degrees but are flexible with regard to the nature of applicants’ core education. Depending on experience and training, new faculty members may have joint positions in both the McCormick School of Engineering and the Pritzker School of Law or find a home in one school or the other.

Northwestern is a world-leading research and teaching university with an unrivaled combination of excellent schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located just outside of Chicago – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

APPLY NOW

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

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Employment at Northwestern University

For more information about employment opportunities at Northwestern University, please visit the Human Resources website.