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Professor of Computer Science, All Levels

Northwestern University continues our ambitious initiative to grow and transform Computer Science (CS). We are in the midst of adding twenty new tenure-track faculty—ten in core Computer Science, and ten collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X)—as well as a number of non-tenure track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates with a clear passion to make a difference in Computer Science and who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a great University.

We invite candidates to apply for multiple new positions as Professor of Computer Science at all levels. A key focus this year is in databases, but are interested in applications from outstanding faculty in all areas of Computer Science. 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 Statistics, Learning Sciences, and Journalism, and we remain committed to interdisciplinary research leveraging Northwestern’s unique strengths 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.

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. Applications received by December 15, 2018 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.

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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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Computer Science Faculty of Instruction Position

Northwestern University is pursuing an ambitious commitment to grow and transform Computer Science (CS).  As part of transforming and scaling computer science education, we seek outstanding candidates for non-tenure track teaching faculty in all areas and at all levels, with a clear passion to make a difference in Computer Science and who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a great university.

We invite candidates to apply for a non-tenure-track chair, the 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 to convey that knowledge to a broad variety of Northwestern students. They will go well beyond delivering entry level service courses to create a learning environment that motivates students to enroll, to work, to learn, and to find new applications of Computer Science that shape their careers and the world beyond. This is a multi-year, renewable position.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. 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 which can 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). Upload instructions are found at http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/eecs/careers.html.

For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu. Review of materials will begin on December 15, 2018, and 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, 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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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

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.