Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Policymaking and Implementation


Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level.  We seek a scholar who specializes in policymaking and policy implementation with an interest in how policies affect the lives of people and in particular how people can affect policy.  Scholarly emphases might include the study of the politics of inequality, immigration, the implementation and evaluation of social policies and programs, civic engagement, or political participation. The ideal scholar should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in at least two of the following: policymaking, implementation, or policy analysis.  Scholars from psychology, human development, education, sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, family studies, public policy, and related social-science disciplines are encouraged to apply. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral students in the Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) program, as well as masters and undergraduate courses.

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 Dan A. Lewis, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at by November 15, 2014. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 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, go to

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