Career Opportunities

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Quantum Information in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Position

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Quantum Information in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Information on Position

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University is seeking outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of quantum information at a world-class university. Northwestern is a leading R1 university comprising a number of highly ranked schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located in Evanston, on the shores of lake Michigan, just outside the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Chicago, Northwestern offers close proximity and active collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. The Northwestern ECE department nurtures a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture with a dedication to excellence in both research and teaching.

Minimum Qualifications and Other Credentials

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Applicants must have completed, or will have completed by the start date, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or a closely related field, and have demonstrated excellence in experimental research within the broad area of quantum information. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum communication, quantum computation, and quantum sensing. A candidate with substantial accomplishments in post-graduate research will be considered for appointment as a tenure-track Associate Professor without tenure. Under exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be considered for appointment as an Associate Professor with tenure; in that case, additional supporting material commensurate with the tenure process at Northwestern University may be required and will be sought separately after initial review of the application and interview with the candidate.

Statement of Duties

The candidate is typically expected to teach one course per academic quarter, and carry out robust research activities. In addition, the candidate is expected to serve on various departmental committees as a member of the faculty.

Proposed Start Date

Ideally, the start date would be September 1, 2022. However, the start date is negotiable under unusual circumstances.

Application Materials

Applicants must apply online and upload the following application materials

  • A cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for five reference letters
  • A statement of research plan
  • A statement of teaching philosophy

In addition, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to upload the following materials as separate pdf files

  • Diversity Statement: A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service
  • Teaching Recommendation Letter: An additional letter of recommendation that specifically addresses demonstrated or potential ability for effective classroom instruction.

For more information about the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, visit our website. Questions about the position may be sent to the search committee chair, Professor Selim Shahriar at shahriar@northwestern.edu. The review of applications will commence on December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

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, but the University will consider applicants who require sponsorship for employment visa status.

For more information, please see 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.

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Non-Tenure Track Assistant Chair in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Position

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Chair in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Statement of Duties

The successful candidate will serve as a member of our non-tenure track teaching faculty and will typically teach one course per quarter. The candidate will also assist in administrative duties for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.  Responsibilities could include advising and recruiting students, curriculum development, and developing assessments of student learning.

Minimum Qualifications and Other Credentials

Assistant Chair

  • PhD degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and have a strong interest in advancing ECE at Northwestern

Information on Position

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Northwestern University is seeking to hire an Assistant Chair. The successful candidate will serve as a member of our non-tenure track teaching faculty and will typically teach one course per quarter. The candidate will also assist in administrative duties for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities could include advising and recruiting students, curriculum development, and developing assessments of student learning.

Applicants must have completed a PhD degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, have a demonstrated excellence in teaching and have a strong interest in advancing ECE at Northwestern. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant, Associate or Full level depending on experience. This is a multi-year, renewable position.

Proposed Start Date

(negotiable)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis.

Application Materials

Applicants must apply online and upload the following application materials

  1. A Cover Letter
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three to five letters of reference
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Recent teaching evaluations (if applicable)

EEO Statement

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, but the University will consider applicants who require sponsorship for employment visa status.

For more information, please see 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.

View additional information on the accommodations process

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