Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

MSLOC Full-Time Lecturer


Description

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, teaching-track (non-tenure eligible) appointment as MSLOC Lecturer, beginning August 1, 2018.

We seek applications from candidates with excellent academic records, outstanding writing and editing skills, and experiences that demonstrate their potential for excellence in teaching. A successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., I-O psychology, organizational behavior, organizational development, etc.) and strong experience as a learning and organizational change practitioner. We prefer those applicants who have at least three years of LOC practitioner experience, as well as those who have prior teaching experience. We encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our faculty.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of scholarly research, contribute to instruction in the department (teaching the equivalent of six courses per year), and perform service. MSLOC courses are taught in the evenings and on weekends. Our full-time faculty also are expected to play a substantive role in the MSLOC program by assisting with program strategic planning, curriculum design, student advising, adjunct faculty development, and by actively engaging with students and alumni in our community. Successful applicants will be extraordinary teachers and mentors. They will bring not only deep knowledge of learning and organizational change, but also passion in their desire to convey that knowledge to our students in the classroom (in-person, hybrid and online) by creating environments that motivate students to engage, collaborate, learn, and apply their learning to their careers and for the benefit of our society.

The initial appointment is for a one-year contract beginning in August 2018, with the potential for renewal to successive multi-year contract terms. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to consider them through June 1 or until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference which can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities or professional expertise, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) recent teaching evaluations (if available), and (6) a teaching demonstration or presentation video (if available).


About Northwestern and the MSLOC Program

Northwestern University is one of the world’s leading research centers, a top-ranked choice for graduate and undergraduate study across the arts and sciences, and a leader in professional education. The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) has approximately 400 undergraduates and 300 graduate students total.

The MSLOC Program is the largest of the three professional graduate degree programs offered by SESP. We teach our community of 130 full-time and part-time graduate students how to be effective leaders of learning and change in complex environments across a wide range of industries.

The MSLOC curriculum is built around our pillars of learning & performance (individual, team and organizational learning and effectiveness), change & design (strategic change management, designing change, leading global change), networks & strategy (organization design, culture, engagement, knowledge creation and sharing, strategic thinking) and research & practice (research methods, measurement, analysis, consulting, and coaching).

MSLOC classes and events are held in the evenings and on weekends. Our students have an average of 12 years of work experience, and we draw students from across the United States through our innovative hybrid course design. Our students pursue full master’s degrees as well as graduate certificates in Organizational & Leadership Coaching and Designing for Organizational Effectiveness.

Most of our students are employed by corporations and consulting firms, specializing in organizational development and effectiveness, change management, talent management, and other human-centric roles.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
  • Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
  • Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.
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Contact

msloc@northwestern.edu




POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW: EARLY CHILDHOOD MATHEMATICS POLICY


Description
We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. The multi-level, longitudinal study investigates the relationship between district policy efforts and students’ experiences, learning opportunities, and mathematics learning. The study is being carried out under the auspices of the DREME Network (Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education), an interdisciplinary network of scholars dedicated to conducting innovative research and development on early childhood mathematics funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation. The preK – 3 alignment study is a collaboration of scholars from Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Denver, and Vanderbilt University. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work most closely with Cynthia Coburn (Northwestern University) and Megan Franke (UCLA).

The position begins July 1, 2018 and has the possibility of extension for an additional year. We seek applicants with strong training in qualitative research methods, experience collecting data at the district and school level, expertise in policymaking and/or policy implementation, and familiarity with instructional policy. Knowledge of mathematics teaching and learning, early childhood education, teacher professional development, and/or quantitative/mixed methods is a huge plus. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in all phases of the project including: developing/revising instruments; data collection; data analysis, providing feedback to district and school partners, and the publication of results. The principal investigator will encourage the postdoctoral scholar to develop publications that build on his or her emerging research agenda. The postdoctoral scholar must be able and willing to travel to research sites; work both individually and as part of a multi-campus team; and provide supervision to undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education, sociology, public policy, mathematics education or related field. The position carries a competitive salary plus health insurance coverage and has the possibility of renewal, conditional upon performance and available funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

[1] Members of the DREME Network include: Deborah Stipek, Stanford University (Director); Amy Claessens, University of Wisconsin; Doug Clements, University of Denver; Cynthia Coburn, Northwestern University; Eric Dearing, Boston College; Dale Farran, Vanderbilt University; Megan Franke, UCLA; Herb Ginsburg, Columbia University Teachers College; Susan Levine, University of Chicago; Michele Mazzocco, University of Minnesota; Deborah Phillips, Georgetown University

Contact

To apply to position at Northwestern University: Please send a cover letter, CV, and two representative publications to: Natalie Jou, Natalie.Jou@northwestern.edu. Please put: “DREME Network Postdoc” in the subject line. For questions, please contact Cynthia Coburn at Cynthia.coburn@northwestern.edu. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.



POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW: Complex Disciplinary Environments


Description

General Notes:
This position will report to Dr. Simone Ispa-Landa, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University. The appointment will be for one year with the option of renewal.

Required Application Materials:
A CV, Letter of Interest, up to three representative papers, and three letters of recommendation.

Purpose:
To assist with the conduct of ethnographic research on how adolescent students, parents, teachers, police, social workers, and administrators navigate a complex disciplinary environment.

Essential Functions:
The postdoctoral fellow will participate in all phases of the project including developing instruments; qualitative data collection; data analysis, and the publication of results. The principal investigator will encourage the postdoctoral scholar to develop publications that build on his or her emerging research agenda. The postdoctoral scholar must be able and willing to travel to research sites; work both individually and as part of a team; and provide supervision to undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in sociology or related field. Strong background in the sociology of children and youth, gender, and race, as well as a qualitative background. Experience collecting and analyzing ethnographic data. Strong written and oral communication skills. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with research on school discipline and with interviewing techniques. Experience working with school districts.

Contact

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and up to three representative papers electronically to Simone Ispa-Landa, s-ispa-landa@northwestern.edu by Friday, June 1st, 2018. Please put “POSTDOC2018” in the subject field. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before the due date.

Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, 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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