The Department of Statistics has approval to run three faculty searches this year:
Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science & Statistics, a joint position with the Computer Science Division / EECS Department
- Associate Professor in Social Statistics, a joint position with the Institute for Policy Research
- Assistant Professor of Instruction - Department of Statistics
Specific details for each position follow.
Northwestern University has recently announced a substantial commitment to grow and transform Computer Science. We will add twenty new tenure-track faculty in the next five years—ten in core Computer Science, and ten collaboratively with other disciplines (CS + X)—as well as a number of non-tenure track teaching faculty. We seek outstanding candidates, in all areas and at all levels, with a clear passion to shape the future of Computer Science, and who are excited by the opportunity to help build that future at a great University.
As part of this plan, the Computer Science Division / EECS Department and the Statistics Department at Northwestern invite candidates to apply for a new joint position as Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are collaborating, together with Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (IEMS), to create a multidisciplinary research group in the areas of machine learning and data science. Building on existing strengths in applied AI, applied statistics, and optimization, as well as the recent creation of a Center for Optimization & Statistical Learning, the University is seeking to hire up to three new faculty in these areas this year.
Northwestern is a world leading research and teaching university with an unrivaled combination of excellent schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located just outside of Chicago – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.
We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible. Applications received by January 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post-submission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Department of Statistics and the Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University
Social and Policy Statistics
Associate Professor with Tenure
Tenured Associate Professor. The initial appointment will have 50% effort allocated to the Department of Statistics and 50% effort allocated to the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), a research institute carrying no teaching responsibilities. The lPR appointment is renewable after 5 years. Appointment begins September 1, 2017. Screening of applicants begins February 17, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.
Responsibilities include teaching two, one-quarter undergraduate or graduate courses per year, conducting a program of scholarly research and publication, obtaining support for that research, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, supporting the life of the department and IPR.
An earned doctorate in the mathematical, statistical, or computational sciences or a closely related area. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in any area of statistics with applications in the social sciences, an articulated program of research promising continued excellence in research, and demonstrated ability to obtain external research support.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement about their research program, and a statement about their teaching electronically via this link:
Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.
Questions to Kisa Kowal at: k-kowal@ northwestern.edu
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.
Department of Statistics, Northwestern University
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Assistant Professor of Instruction in Statistics. The department is part of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, a major research university located in Evanston Illinois, adjacent to the city of Chicago. The department offers BA, MS, and PhD programs in statistics and data science, with a rapidly growing undergraduate program. Appointment begins September 1, 2017. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
The primary duties of Assistant Professor of Instruction will be to work with the other faculty to enhance the undergraduate program in statistics, and to teach six one-quarter courses per year. The appointee will participate with other faculty in affairs of the department including governance.
An earned doctorate in statistics or a related field by September 1, 2017. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in some area of statistics. Excellent computing skills and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Interested applicants should submit a vita, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and three references one of which must addresses classroom teaching.
Applicants should submit their materials electronically via the link on our departmental website:
Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Questions to Kisa Kowal at: k-kowal@ northwestern.edu. Screening of applicants begins February 17, 2017.
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 theUnited States.