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CEE Search for an Assistant Chair

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Northwestern University seeks to hire an Assistant Chair. The successful candidate will serve as a member of our non-tenure track teaching faculty and will typically teach an equivalent of four courses (10 week quarter) per year. The candidate will also assist in administrative duties for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities include advising and recruiting students, curriculum development, course and TA scheduling, and developing assessments of student learning.

Applicants must have completed a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or a closely related field, have a demonstrated excellence in teaching and show a strong interest in advancing CEE at Northwestern University and in the professional domain. Special attention will be given to those candidates with experience in the structural, architecture and construction areas. Professional Engineer licensure is preferred but not required. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant, Associate or Full level depending on experience. This is a multi-year, renewable position.

Applications will only be accepted via online submission. Please upload all of the following application materials as Adobe PDF Files:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. List of three to five references
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy (2-page max)
  5. Recent teaching evaluations (if applicable)
  6. Diversity and Inclusion statement

Please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. Applications accepted here.

Questions may be directed to . More information about the Civil and Environmental Engineering, including information about existing research centers and institutes related to the Department, can be found at

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 15, 2022. 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, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post docs and Research Associates

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Administration Positions

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