Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the Learning Sciences
Northwestern University’s programs in Computer Science (CS) and Learning Sciences (LS) offer a tenure track assistant professor faculty position to be jointly appointed in the School of Education and Social Policy and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The successful applicant will be one who contributes to important and impactful research in both fields. We seek a scholar who advances understanding of how new technologies can be best designed to improve learning, while also pushing boundaries in the design of thesenew learning technologies. We welcome applications from candidates with interests in the design and study of new and pervasive computational technologies for learning such as computer-based modeling, visualization, scaffolded tools, virtual reality, games, AI, robotics, ubiquitous computing, digital fabrication, physical computing, learning analytics, models for teaching and learning at scale, or social networking, that have the potential to enable powerful learning in schools and other settings. We are open to a wide range of approaches to scholarship within these general areas. An interest in broadening participation in computing, computational thinking or computational literacy is desirable. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students in both Computer Science and Learning Sciences.
We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. 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. Upload instructions are found at http://www.eecs.northwestern.edu. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2015, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis. Minorities and women are urged to apply. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, please visit http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/and about the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at http://www.mccormick.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.