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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science

Northwestern University is pursuing an ambitious commitment to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). We will add 20 new tenure-track faculty in the next five years—10 in core Computer Science and 10 collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X)—as well as a number of non-tenure track teaching faculty.

To support this growth of our faculty, increase our research impact, and meet growing student demand, we invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science. Combining research with teaching duties, these positions come with attractive benefits and will have considerable autonomy, while still enabling close mentoring by and collaboration with Northwestern faculty members. Strong candidates in all disciplines of Computer Science are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load 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.

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 – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible; appointments begin Fall 2019 quarter. Applications received by February 28, 2019 will be given full consideration; however, the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five letters of reference, (4) statement of research goals, (5) statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, who are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science + X

Northwestern University is pursuing an ambitious commitment to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). We will add 20 new tenure-track faculty in the next five years—10 in core Computer Science and 10 collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X)—as well as a number of non-tenure track teaching faculty.

A substantial part of this mission is to grow the boundaries of Computer Science, including by providing students and faculty across the University with education in areas of computation that will help them in their work. Working with Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering will be hiring Postdoctoral Fellows who will work across disciplines to develop advanced courses for non-CS students who are working in fields where computation is becoming more and more important.

To support this growth, we invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in CS+X. Combining research and curriculum development with teaching duties, our Postdoc Fellows will work with faculty in CS and other departments to develop interdisciplinary research initiatives and to understand the needs of students outside CS, and to develop classes aimed at meeting those needs. These Teaching Fellows will also be part of the process identifying areas of intersection and impact in drawing computational thinking into new research areas.

These positions come with attractive benefits and will have considerable autonomy, while still enabling close collaboration with Northwestern faculty members. We are initially focused on adding excellent fellows to our Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science teams, but strong candidates in all disciplines of Computer Science are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load 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.

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 – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible; appointments begin Fall 2019 quarter. Applications received by February 28, 2019 will be given full consideration; however, the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five letters of reference, (4) statement of research goals, (5) statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

Apply Now

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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