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Faculty Position for Peter and Adrienne Barris Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University invites applications for the Peter and Adrienne Barris Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. We seek candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level (with tenure) with a strong track record of intellectual leadership and a clear future research agenda.

Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering invites candidates to apply for this new position in Computer Science. We seek outstanding candidates with a clear passion to make a difference in the future of Computer Science and are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a great University. This position is part of a substantial, multi-year growth plan for Computer Science. Applicants in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply; one of the two new positions (a Junior Chair of Computer Science opening is also available) will have preference towards applicants in the area of systems broadly construed, including but not limited to, networking, high performance computing, programming languages, compilers and security.


The department has a strong faculty engaged in research in core areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, as well as significant interdisciplinary efforts across the University. Northwestern is a world leading research and teaching university, with one of the top ten endowments in the United States.  We are located in the beautiful, culturally rich and highly diverse city of Chicago and its large metropolitan area. The department is committed to building a diverse educational environment; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by January 23, 2015 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

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