Job Opportunities


Overview: The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics solicits applications for postdoctoral fellowships in quantitative biological modeling. Two positions are available starting September 1, 2017 and a third position starting September 1, 2018.  These positions are part of a National Science Foundation Research Training Grant (NSF-RTG).     

Duties: Postdoctoral fellows will conduct research on the quantitative modeling of biological systems and will teach three quarter courses per year in the department.  Each position will typically be for three years.  Postdoctoral fellows will additionally participate in RTG-related training and career development activities. 

Environment: Postdoctoral fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary environment focusing
on current problems in experimental and computational biology.   Fellows will gain experience from training in  mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and modern data analysis/statistical tools relevant to biological problems. Research internships outside of Northwestern will broaden fellows' perspectives.  Each fellow's research will be mentored by faculty from both applied mathematics and a biological discipline.  Ongoing collaborations exist with faculty in Neurobiology, Molecular Biosciences, Environmental Engineering and Preventive Medicine, and additional areas of interest are welcome.   An overall goal of the program is to broaden computational biological modeling in the department and at Northwestern. 

Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three reference letters (one addressing teaching qualifications) and brief research and teaching statements online at the URL:

If desired, one or two representative publications may also be submitted.   Applications for the Fall 2017 position are currently being reviewed and will continue being considered until the position is filled. 

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:
Hermann Riecke
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3125
Phone: (847) 491-3345

Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. Hiring will be focused on the assistant professor level, although exceptional applicants at a more senior level will be considered.

Requirements include a Ph.D. and demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. Candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply.  We are seeking candidates with strong connections to applications who can enhance the breadth of research activities of the department. Duties involve teaching and research.

The application package should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The application should be submitted online at:

In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three, but no more than four letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be automatically solicited from the letter writers by email after the names are entered in the online application system.

Questions may be sent to (Subject line: 2017 Faculty Search).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue until the positions are 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.