Open Positions

Visiting Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University ( invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Duties involve teaching and research in applied mathematics with a focus on applications in engineering and/or the sciences. More information about this position can be found at:

The Department seeks outstanding candidates who have received a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, engineering, physics or another applied math-related discipline, or who expect to do so by July 2022, and who aspire to engage in independent and interdisciplinary research and teaching. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who have received their Ph.D. degree in 2019 or later. The starting date is September 1, 2022.

The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and interests, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and if available a representative manuscript (published, submitted or in preparation). The application should be submitted online at:

In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least two, but no more than three letters of recommendation addressing both research and teaching qualifications. 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 directed to the ESAM Faculty Search committee at (subject line: Visiting Assistant Professor Search). To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor

The Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University invite applications for the newly established Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professorship (full professor), with particular focus on candidates who are world leaders in mechanics.

Candidates are expected to build a world-class research program, and to demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the McCormick School of Engineering.  Northwestern University encourages cross-departmental collaborations and offers flexible faculty appointments through joint and courtesy appointments.

Outstanding applicants will be considered in the research areas related to theoretical and applied mechanics, and to strengthen the strategic areas of these three departments and the interdisciplinary graduate program in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM).

To ensure timely consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement on diversity (addressing potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion), and the names and contact information for three to five references.


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. 

Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity.

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