Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position in Affective/Relationship/Developmental Science


Description

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: https://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu/ and http://www.adaptprogram.com.

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.

Contact

For questions or to submit an application, please contact Claudia Haase (claudia.haase@northwestern.edu) and Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu). 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 http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.



Assistant or Associate Professor in Learning Sciences


Description

The School of Education and Social Policy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Learning Sciences. We seek a scholar who studies cognition, learning, and literacies as complex cultural and social phenomena, and who can contribute to Northwestern’s strengths in developing ecological perspectives on learning. Ecological perspectives stress the importance of concepts like culture, social organization, distribution, and identity to what and how people learn, and attend to the multiple contexts that enable and constrain learning. Contexts may include but are not limited to schools, homes, play, museums, online, community organizations, and workplaces. Areas of methodological expertise may include but are not limited to ethnography, microanalysis of social and material interactions, and participatory design research. We especially invite scholars with expertise and interest in the development of multiple literacies and who substantively engage with issues of equity and diversity.

Candidates should be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate classes in our required curriculum sequence. Suggested qualifications: Earned doctorate in Learning Sciences, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or any related discipline and evidence of strong scholarly potential or productivity. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral students in the Learning Sciences program, as well as masters’ or undergraduate courses.

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 Reed Stevens, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at l-salus@northwestern.edu by October 30, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by that date for full consideration.

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 http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.



Assistant Professor in Learning Sciences


Description

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) seeks to recruit a tenure-track assistant professor to contribute to research and teaching in the Learning Sciences Program. Northwestern’s Learning Sciences program, founded in 1992, was the first graduate program in learning sciences, and has played a leadership role in graduate training and research in the field. We now seek a new faculty member who conducts research on innovation in K-12 science or mathematics education focusing on the design and investigation of teaching/learning interactions in schools. The faculty member’s research program should explore innovations that take on the challenge of making connections between research and practice. Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to: innovations in supports for student learning in science or mathematics; professional development and teacher learning; and innovations in curriculum, teaching, assessment and technology that support science or mathematics education reform.

Applicants from learning sciences, education, computer science, media studies, cognitive science, psychology, STEM disciplines and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral and master’s students in Learning Sciences, as well as teaching courses in areas related to science and mathematics learning in SESP’s undergraduate and teacher preparation programs.

Contact

Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative papers, and three letters of reference, to Professor Brian J. Reiser, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at l-salus@northwestern.edu. Review of materials will begin on November 6, 2017 and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date.

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 http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.



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