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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 BS, MS, and PhD programs in statistics and data science, with a rapidly growing undergraduate program.  Appointment begins September 1, 2020.  This is a full-time benefits eligible position.

Responsibilities
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 in introductory statistics and data science.  The appointee will participate with other faculty in affairs of the department including governance. 

Qualifications
An earned doctorate in statistics or a related field by September 1, 2020.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in some area of statistics.  Excellent computing skills and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Interested applicants will be asked to submit

Application Process
Applicants should submit their materials electronically using the button below

Apply For Assistant Professor of Instruction in Statistics Position

Questions to Kisa Kowal at: k-kowal@northwestern.edu.  Screening of applications begins January 1, 2020 and continues through February 10, 2020.

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.

Postdoctoral openings - Affiliated

 
Research Director

Department: STEPP Center, Institute for Policy Research
Position Type: Research Associate

Job Summary:

Manages all activities associated with STEPP Center research programs.  These studies involve multiple investigators, teams, sites, and sub-contracts. The Research Coordinator oversees day-to-day operations including identifying & securing needed resources; creating, implementing, monitoring, & updating project plans; facilitating meetings with appropriate parties; tracking tasks/deliverables to ensure timelines, milestones &/or goals are attained; monitoring;  reporting progress as appropriate; and resolving or escalating issues in a timely manner.  May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. 

This position entails project management across the multiple funded studies of the STEPP Center directed by Beth Tipton and Larry Hedges. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in innovative research on the generation, evaluation, synthesis, and translation of social and educational research into policies and practices, see https://stepp.center/.

This Research Project Manager position requires a dynamic and highly motivated individual with a strong attention to detail who can also consider the big picture.  We are looking for a team player who prefers open and direct communication and is willing to take initiative and learn a variety of responsibilities.  Individual needs to be comfortable with managing a multi-disciplinary team and can communicate with people form a variety of backgrounds, including investigators, research staff, policy makers, and practitioner such as teachers. Flexibility, ability to think on your feet, and a capacity to lead energetically and by example are key.  Some flexibility in hours is required including evening and weekend hours, and will include travel and other off-site activities.  Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback are essential.  The manager will work closely with the investigative team in ensuring that studies achieve their objectives.

This is a one-year term position with an opportunity for renewal based on performance.

Specific Responsibilities:

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Miscellaneous

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To Apply:

For consideration, send a letter of application, vita, and writing samples to Valerie Lyne, v-lyne@northwestern.edu. Finalists will be asked for three references.   

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.

Questions?

Contact Valerie Lyne, v-lyne@northwestern.edu

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