Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Instruction – Elementary or Secondary Education


Description

    The School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Elementary or Secondary Education. The successful candidate will support pre-service and in-service teachers who are enrolled in Northwestern’s high quality undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. We seek a candidate who will collaborate with faculty in the Master of Science in Education program and in the graduate Learning Sciences program to offer innovative, research-based teacher education practices.
     Applicants should have a doctorate in education, learning sciences or a related field. In addition, candidates should have experience as a classroom teacher. Experience as a teacher educator and teaching at the university level is also required. Candidates may specialize in elementary education or in one of the secondary subject areas. Candidates are expected to have an ongoing program of research and a record of publications and presentations.
     This position is non-tenure track and is renewable after two years. Responsibilities include teaching methods and other practice-based classes, supervising student teachers, developing relationships with local schools, and providing leadership for program initiatives.

Contact

    Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, a current CV, writing sample(s) and two letters of reference, to Professor Miriam Sherin (Search Committee Chair) c/o Laura Salus at l-salus@northwestern.edu by November 15, 2015. 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. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy and the Master of Science in Education program please visit http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.



Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the Learning Sciences


Description

    Northwestern University’s programs in Computer Science (CS) and Learning Sciences (LS) offer a tenure track assistant professor faculty position to be jointly appointed in the School of Education and Social Policy and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The successful applicant will be one who contributes to important and impactful research in both fields. We seek a scholar who advances understanding of how new technologies can be best designed to improve learning, while also pushing boundaries in the design of these new learning technologies.  We welcome applications from candidates with interests in the design and study of new and pervasive computational technologies for learning such as computer-based modeling, visualization, scaffolded tools, virtual reality, games, AI, robotics, ubiquitous computing, digital fabrication, physical computing, learning analytics, models for teaching and learning at scale, or social networking, that have the potential to enable powerful learning in schools and other settings. We are open to a wide range of approaches to scholarship within these general areas.  An interest in broadening participation in computing, computational thinking or computational literacy is desirable. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students in both Computer Science and Learning Sciences.
    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. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, please visit http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/ and about the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/ .

Contact
Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative reprints, and three letters of reference, to Professors Larry Birnbaum & Uri Wilensky (Search Committee Co-Chairs). 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 November 15, 2015, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis.

Associate or Full Professor in Economics of Education and Human Development


Description

    Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and Institute for Policy Research (IPR) invite applicants for a faculty appointment, ideally at the tenured Associate or Full Professor level. We seek an economist whose work addresses topics in human development and/or social policy, and whose work is relevant to policy. The ideal scholar would specialize in areas such as the economics of education, human capital, human development, labor markets, inequality, poverty, social capital, health or social policy. To promote policy-relevant research activities, the IPR portion of the appointment will carry a reduction in teaching responsibilities.  The ideal candidate would have an outstanding record of both scholarly publications and externally funded research, and a record of excellence in teaching. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral students in the Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) program, as well as undergraduate courses in the School of Education and Social Policy. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
   
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. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, the department of Human Development and Social Policy and the Institute for Policy Research, go to http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/, http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/hdsp/, and http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/.

Contact
    Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative reprints, and three letters of reference, to Professor Jonathan Guryan, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at l-salus@northwestern.edu by November 15, 2015.

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity School of Education and Social Policy Northwestern University


Description

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy has an open position for a Postdoctoral Fellow, starting November 1, 2015.

Research Use in School Districts
    We seek a postdoctoral fellow to work on a project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation on research use and policymaking at the district level.  This one-year position begins November 1, 2015 and has the possibility of extension through December 2017. We seek an experienced mixed methods researcher with a strong background in qualitative field methods, survey design, and mixed methods analysis; and substantive expertise in one or more of the following: the relationship between research and practice, social network analysis, district decision making, organizational theory, policymaking, or implementation of Common Core Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.
    The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a 2.5-year mixed-methods study of district capacity to use research in their decision making. The study, led by Cynthia Coburn, involves an interdisciplinary team from Northwestern University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Illinois-Chicago. It is affiliated with the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, bringing opportunities to collaborate with an even broader team of distinguished researchers (see ncrpp.org). The postdoctoral fellow will participate in all phases of the project including: developing instruments; data collection; data analysis, and the publication of results. The principal investigator will encourage the postdoctoral scholar to develop publications that build on her or his 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.
Qualifications
    
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education, sociology, political science, public policy, 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. 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 and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

    For questions, please contact Cynthia Coburn at Cynthia.coburn@northwestern.edu. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and two representative publications to Natalie Talbert at Natalie.talbert@northwestern.edu



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