Careers in Computer Science

Northwestern University continues its ambitious initiative to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). The Computer Science department is in the midst of adding twenty new tenure-track faculty in core Computer Science and collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X), as well as a number of non-tenure-track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a world-class university. Northwestern is a leading R1 university comprising a number of highly ranking schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located in beautiful Evanston, on the shores of lake Michigan, just outside the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Chicago, Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

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Tenure-track faculty in Computer Science, all levels

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Northwestern University continues its ambitious initiative to grow and transform Computer Science (CS) [http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2016/06/major-expansion-in-computer-science.html]. The Computer Science department is in the midst of adding twenty new tenure-track faculty in core Computer Science and collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X), as well as a number of non-tenure-track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a world-class university. Northwestern is a leading R1 university comprising a number of highly ranking schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located in beautiful Evanston, on the shores of lake Michigan, just outside the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Chicago, Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We invite candidates to apply for new positions as Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Computer Science. We are interested in applications from outstanding candidates in all areas of Computer Science. The department is especially interested in applicants with exceptional research track record in the following areas: quantum computing (particularly quantum computer systems and quantum algorithms), complexity theory, parallel systems (particularly as it intersects with architecture, programming languages, compilers, operating systems, and high performance computing), global-scale networked systems as critical infrastructure, and machine learning. Machine learning (ML) is a cross-cutting area of interest. Researchers that advance ML by grounding their work in problems that relate to any of the domains mentioned in this call are particularly encouraged to apply.

We also encourage applicants to CS + X faculty positions jointly 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 Preventive Medicine, Statistics, Learning Sciences, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Communication Studies, Journalism, and the Segal Design Institute, and we remain committed to interdisciplinary research leveraging Northwestern’s unique strengths and world-class schools in many areas. Priority in all areas will be given to applicants with path-breaking research interests that have the potential to transform both Computer Science and other disciplines.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible and might begin interviews before the deadline. Applications received by December 10, 2022 will be given full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating the rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five letters of reference, (4) a statement of research interests, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy, (6) an optional diversity statement that addresses how the candidate contributes to diverse excellence, and (7) two representative publications. Application instructions can be found at mccormick.northwestern.edu/computer-science/resources/careers-computer-science.html.  For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact faculty-search@cs.northwestern.edu.

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Computer Science Faculty of Instruction/Lecturer positions and assistant chair position

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Northwestern University Computer Science seeks outstanding candidates for non-tenure-track teaching faculty and Lecturers in all areas of Computer Science. Northwestern CS is a dynamic and growing academic community with students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. The successful applicant will be an extraordinary teacher and mentor, combining deep knowledge of Computer Science with a passion to convey that knowledge to a broad variety of students. They will go well beyond delivering entry-level service courses to create learning experiences that motivate students to enroll, to work, to learn, and to find new applications of CS that shape their careers and the world beyond. This is a multi-year, renewable position. Our goal is to help new faculty to build lasting and meaningful careers within a supportive community that values teaching and learning.

To be eligible for the faculty of instruction positions, applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level depending on experience. For the Lecturer position, a Masters in Computer Science and a strong, demonstrable track record of Computer Science teaching is required. 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 indicating the rank applied for
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Three to five letters of reference which can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy
  5. An optional diversity statement that addresses how the candidate contributes to inclusive, accessible, and equitable educational environments.
  6. Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  7. A teaching demonstration video (if available)

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 1, 2022 will be given full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis.

Candidates may also be considered for an Assistant Chair position. The Assistant Chair will serve as a member of our non-tenure track teaching faculty and will typically teach one course per quarter. They will support the smooth running of the department including supporting the undergraduate and graduate programs (course scheduling, course staffing, facilitating promotion and tenure review), interacting with students (advising, recruiting, career development, and of course teaching), curriculum development, and developing corporate relationships. Applicants may indicate their interest in the Assistant Chair position in their cover letter and why they are a good fit for it. For this role someone with prior academic experience is essential.

Northwestern is a leading R1 university comprising a number of highly ranking schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. The Computer Science department is leading an ambitious initiative to grow and transform Computer Science (CS) education and research. The department is in the midst of adding twenty new tenure-track faculty in core Computer Science and collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X). Northwestern has a very active and supportive community of 10 Computer Science Faculty of Instruction. We have a strong culture of mentorship and collaboration within the group, and fully participate in and are well respected members of the department. We continue to invest in new courses, non-major pathways, and new joint degrees to broaden the reach and quality of computing education. We seek outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a world-class university. Located in beautiful Evanston, on the shores of lake Michigan, just outside the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Chicago, Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

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McCormick Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science

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To support the growth of our faculty, increase our research impact, and meet growing student demand, we invite applications for McCormick Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science. Combining research with teaching duties, these postdoctoral fellowships come with attractive benefits and will have considerable autonomy, while still enabling close mentoring by and collaboration with Northwestern faculty members.

Applicants are welcome from all Computer Science research disciplines. McCormick Fellows will continue to advance their research agendas, expand their research community, and strengthen their teaching and mentoring capabilities. The teaching load for McCormick Fellows is one course per quarter over the three-quarter academic year (including an advanced-level course in the candidate’s research area). These are two-year positions, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter indicating the position applied for
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Three to five letters of reference 
  4. A statement of research goals
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy
  6. An optional  diversity statement that addresses how the candidate contributes to diverse excellence
  7. Two representative publications

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible; appointments begin in Fall 2023. Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be given full consideration; however, the positions will remain open until filled. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Questions: Contact faculty-search@cs.northwestern.edu

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Instructional Faculty Position in Data Science & Engineering

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We invite applications from outstanding candidates for Assistant Professor of Instruction to support the growing program in Data Science & Engineering. This faculty position will be jointly appointed in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, and will begin September 2023. Applicants should hold an earned Ph.D. or be near completion of their doctoral studies in industrial engineering, operations research, computer science, statistics, or a closely related field. The successful applicant will have demonstrated teaching potential in statistics, operations research, computer science, data science, or closely related areas, and can combine strong and deep knowledge with a passion to convey that knowledge to a broad variety of Northwestern engineering students. The successful applicant will further create a learning environment that motivates students to enroll, to work, to learn, and to find new applications of data science and engineering that shape their careers and the world beyond. This is a multi-year, renewable position.

The Data Science & Engineering Minor is open to all undergraduate engineering majors at Northwestern and features an exclusive two-course data studio sequence to provide hands-on data pipeline experience to students in the minor. We particularly seek applicants who can contribute to our vision for excellence, growth and continued visibility for Data Science & Engineering at Northwestern. Faculty of Instruction typically teach two courses per term and are involved in advising students and curriculum development.

Submit applications electronically at https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/data-science-engineering/careers/. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching ability. The teaching statement should include a description of prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy. Candidates are also encouraged to supply recent teaching evaluations and a teaching demonstration video if available. Applications received by December 1, 2022 will be given full consideration. To be considered for a meeting at INFORMS, please submit materials by October 1.

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MCC Marketing: Digital Marketing Aide: Administrative Aide

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

The McCmormick Marketing department is hiring for a Digital Marketing Aide for the 2022-23 academic year. The student will work with the McCormick marketing team, which develops and delivers information about achievements and capabilities of McCormick and its faculty using print, web, video, and electronic communications.

Duties include:

  • Assist in digital communication development – including generation of HTML emails, web content, and digital signage for department and program websites
  • Assist with photo organization, including tagging photos in database
  • Communicate with current students, faculty, and alumni to provide needed resources
  • Assist in marketing analytics reporting and updating/generating mailing lists
  • Assist in database development and maintenance, including data entry, mailing list retrieval, and mailing label generation
  • Assist in optimization of web content

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the Northwestern University Office of Equity policies and the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity.