Visiting Scholar Positions - E4

Visiting Scholar Positions - E4

Northwestern University’s Center for Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity (E4) seeks four tenure-track scholars to conduct K-12 education research in residence at Northwestern during the 2024-2025 academic year.  

Visiting scholars will research a range of issues facing underrepresented students, including students of color, English language learners, and students whose families live in poverty. In addition to collaborating with faculty and graduate students at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, visiting scholars will connect with researchers across campus and beyond.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a PhD, EdD or equivalent research degree
  • Currently work as a tenure-track assistant professor
  • May not hold tenure at the time of the application deadline

Preference will be given to:

  • Early career researchers of color
  • First-generation college-going research scholars
  • Early career research scholars who will explore questions focused on, but not limited to, success in mathematics and algebraic readiness

Scholars will receive:

  • Access to Curriculum Associates’ rich database and a tight-knit learning community that includes colleagues from across the Northwestern campus, Curriculum Associates, and the participating school districts.
  • Salary support up to $90,000 over the nine-month academic year
  • Research fund of $10,000 to offset research, travel, and conference costs
  • When appropriate, a negotiated rate for benefits coverage
  • Visiting fellows who arrange formal leaves from their current university will be welcome to use the stipend and benefits rate to fund or supplement an approved institutional research leave.

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • A current curriculum vitae or resume limited to five pages that includes relevant education, employment, awards, scholarships, and relevant publications and research.
  • A statement of interest that explains how this scholarship aligns with your career goals and how you will benefit from an academic year at Northwestern (no more than three pages double-spaced). Please include evidence of your experience and commitment to collaborative research with school practitioners, district leaders, and policy specialists that produces relevant, useful knowledge.
  • A research statement that one or more potential projects that you might pursue using Curriculum Associates’ data, recognizing your ideas may shift during the scholarship period (no more than three pages double-spaced). Please include the names of up to three SESP scholars you may want to interact with on your project(s) and the types of data you would need to complete it.
  • Recent publications or reports (up to three).
  • Two references including name, title, institution, phone number and email address. Recommendation letters are not required.
  • All materials must be emailed to in a single PDF file. Text should be double-spaced and at least 11-point font. Pages should have one-inch margins. 

Application timeline:

Call for applicants: October 2, 2023

Applications due: December 15, 2023

Decisions made: January 26, 2024

Commitments due: February 2, 2024

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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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