Career Opportunities

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering is currently seeking applicants for the following open positions.

Open positions

Tenure Track Faculty Opening in Computer Engineering

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Northwestern University invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The search will focus primarily on candidates at the level of Assistant Professor, ideally starting on September 1, 2024.

Applicants must have completed, or will have completed by the start date, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field, and have demonstrated excellence in research within the broad area of computer engineering, particularly computer architecture. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sustainable computing, domain specific architectures for robotics, health and medical applications, and ML/AI, architectures for emerging computing fabrics, cloud computing, and architectures for security and privacy.

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.

Application Materials

Applicants must apply online and upload the following application materials:

  • A cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three to five reference letters
  • A statement of research plan
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • One or two representative publications

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.

Questions about the position may be sent to the search committee chair, Associate Professor Russ Joseph. Applications submitted by December 15, 2023 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status. Read more information on EEO is the Law.

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