Careers in Computer Science

Tenure-Track Faculty in Computer Science, all levels

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Northwestern University continues its ambitious initiative to grow and transform the Computer Science (CS) Department. We are in the midst of adding 20 tenure-track faculty members—ten in core computer science areas and ten structured as collaborative "CS+X" appointments with other disciplines—as well as a number of non-tenure track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates with a clear passion for making a difference in computer science and an enthusiasm for building the future of CS at a great university.

We invite candidates to apply for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Computer Science. We are interested in applications from outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science. We also encourage applicants for joint CS+X faculty positions with other schools or departments at Northwestern, for individuals and teams exploring new research boundaries in computation. In the last few years, we have hired jointly with statistics, learning sciences, and journalism, and we remain committed to interdisciplinary research leveraging Northwestern’s unique strengths and world-class schools. Priority in all areas will be given to applicants with path-breaking research interests who have the potential to transform both computer science and other disciplines.

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 in beautiful Evanston on the shores of Lake Michigan, 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 1, 2019 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 apply-facsearch@cs.northwestern.edu.

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.

Computer Science Faculty of Instruction Position

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Northwestern University is pursuing an ambitious commitment to grow and transform its Computer Science (CS) Department. At the core of its plans is the addition of non-tenure track teaching faculty in all areas and at all levels. We seek outstanding candidates with a clear passion for making a difference in computer science and an enthusiasm for building the future of CS at a great university.

We invite candidates to apply for Non-Tenure Track Chair, McCormick Advisory Council Professor of Instruction in Computer Science. The successful applicant will be an extraordinary teacher and mentor, combining strong and deep knowledge of computer science with a passion for conveying that knowledge to a variety of Northwestern students. They will go well beyond delivering entry-level service courses to create a learning environment that motivates students to enroll, work, learn, and find new applications of computer science that shape their careers and the world. This is a multi-year, renewable position.

Applicants should have earned a PhD 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 that 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)

For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact apply-facsearch@cs.northwestern.edu.

Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2019. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials before that date. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis.

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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