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Computer Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

Northwestern University has recently announced a substantial commitment to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). We will add twenty new tenure-track faculty in the next five years—ten in core Computer Science, and ten 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. We are focused on adding excellent fellows to our Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 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 2018 quarter. Applications received by March 31, 2018 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, 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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Professor of Computer Science + Law

As part of an ambitious plan to grow and transform Computer Science, Northwestern University’s CS + X initiative announces a new faculty search at the intersection of Computer Science and Law. In coordination with Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law we seek outstanding candidates at all levels, who have a clear passion to make a difference and are excited by the opportunity to work at the intersection of computer science and the law.

We invite candidates to apply for a new position as Professor of Computer Science and Law at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Our focus in this search is on faculty who are working on issues related to the relationship between computation and law. We are interested in candidates focused on issues related to legal and regulatory responses to the accelerating world of information technology as well as those who are engaged in developing technologies that have direct impact on the practice of the law itself. Our focus is on Security and Privacy for the former and AI, Machine Learning and HCI for the latter. In general, however, we are open to researchers from all areas of CS. We intend to hire two or more excellent candidates in these areas, and are open to cluster hires and teams.

The goal of the CS + X initiative in general and the CS + Law effort in particular is the transformational integration of CS with other fields. Preferred candidates are expected to work between fields in partnership with non-technologists with the goal of promoting shared understanding and research progress at the intersection.  With the dual focus of research and education, candidates will work across schools to help create an environment of cross-functional cooperation and coordination between disciplines. In line with this, we are interested in researchers with joint degrees but are flexible with regard to the nature of applicants’ core education. Depending on experience and training, new faculty members may have joint positions in both the McCormick School of Engineering and the Pritzker School of Law or find a home in one school or the other.

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 submit applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 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 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, 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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Employment at Northwestern University

For more information about employment opportunities at Northwestern University, please visit the Human Resources website.