Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Temporary Administrative Assistant


The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is recruiting for a friendly, energetic, professional who loves to manage the details.  This role will provide administrative and project support in the SESP Office of the Dean, reporting to the Associate Dean and providing significant support to the Executive Assistant to the Dean.  Day-to-day duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Plans/coordinates special events, meetings, seminars, etc. Communicates with speakers and guests, prepares event materials, makes catering arrangements, coordinates A/V and multi-media set-up
  • Plans and coordinates travel, including flights, hotel accommodations, and conference/event registration
  • Provides purchasing support; places and tracks orders; processes reimbursements; maintains all corresponding records
  • Supports building operations, primary contact for maintenance issues;
  • Provides project support for special facilities projects (office moves, phone upgrades, furniture purchasing, small interior construction projects)
  • Supports space planning projects by gathering data, checking for accuracy, preparing reports and analyses
  • Maintains SESP listservs
  • Manages room reservations
  • Serves as front office/reception back-up
  • Helps with production of dean-level correspondence, and preparation of materials and documents for meetings and presentations, including text and visuals (e.g., photography, video)

Skills Required:

Amazing organizational and communication skills, adaptability, ability to multi-task and work independently. Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

Other details:

The schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:30 to 5:00 pm, with the possibility for some flexibility with the start time.  The University will be closed for Winter Recess from December 23 to January 2, so this person will have a break from work to visit friends and family over the New Year.

We're looking for a great person to start as soon as possible.  Please send your resume to Beth McDonald at We will begin contacting applicants on Tuesday, November 28th

Beth McDonald at

Postdoctoral Position in Affective/Relationship/Developmental Science


The Northwestern University Life-Span Development Lab (PI: Claudia Haase) and the Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program (PI: Vijay Mittal) seek applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIMH-funded study on “Emotion in Interaction: High-Risk Psychosis Youth and Caregivers.”

We are looking for someone with background in affective science; relationship science; or clinical, developmental, social, as well as personality psychology with interest and ideally experience in dyadic interaction; multimodal emotion assessments (experience, behavior, physiology); adolescent and/or adult development (including caregiving); and healthy and/or pathological development (including clinical high-risk states and/or early psychosis).

Currently our two labs are running a number of studies with (1) emotion and cognition in diverse samples of individuals and couples using multimodal emotion assessments (PI Haase) and (2) typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarkers, treatment, and scale development (PI Mittal). Join our teams and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies. Please see our websites for more details: and

The successful applicant will join Claudia Haase, Vijay Mittal and their active research teams and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.) This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job.


For questions or to submit an application, please contact Claudia Haase ( and Vijay Mittal ( Applicants should send a C.V. (including the names of two references), a brief letter describing interests and prior research experience, and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate). Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit). Review of applications will begin immediately.

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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