Tenure-Track faculty in Computer Science, all levels


  • Professional
  • Evanston, IL
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Expires on: January 31, 2023

Northwestern University
Computer Science

Northwestern University continues its ambitious initiative to grow and transform Computer Science (CS) [northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2016/06/major-expansion-in-computer-science.html]. The Computer Science department is in the midst of adding twenty new tenure-track faculty in core Computer Science and collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X), as well as a number of non-tenure-track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of CS at a world-class university. Northwestern is a leading R1 university comprising a number of highly ranking schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located in beautiful Evanston, on the shores of lake Michigan, just outside the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Chicago, Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We invite candidates to apply for new positions as Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Computer Science. We are interested in applications from outstanding candidates in all areas of Computer Science. The department is especially interested in applicants with exceptional research track record in the following areas: quantum computing (particularly quantum computer systems and quantum algorithms), complexity theory, parallel systems (particularly as it intersects with architecture, programming languages, compilers, operating systems, and high performance computing), global-scale networked systems as critical infrastructure, and machine learning. Machine learning (ML) is a cross-cutting area of interest. Researchers that advance ML by grounding their work in problems that relate to any of the domains mentioned in this call are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 Preventive Medicine, Statistics, Learning Sciences, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Communication Studies, Journalism, and the Segal Design Institute, and we remain committed to interdisciplinary research leveraging Northwestern’s unique strengths and world-class schools 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.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible and might begin interviews before the deadline. Applications received by December 10, 2022 will be given full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating the rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five letters of reference, (4) a statement of research interests, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy, (6) an optional diversity statement that addresses how the candidate contributes to diverse excellence, and (7) two representative publications. Application instructions can be found at mccormick.northwestern.edu/computer-science/resources/careers-computer-science.html.  For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact faculty-search@cs.northwestern.edu.

Applications can be submitted online at facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTY0Mg==