[Please read the upload instructions before starting the application process]

A PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is required, as is a clear track record of success in the area. Successful candidate will be expected to carry out world class research, collaborate with other faculty, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Compensation and start-up package are negotiable and will be competitive. This is one of four open positions which the EECS department is planning to fill this year in areas ranging from Theoretical Computer Science to Computer Engineering.

Northwestern EECS consists of over 50 faculty members of international prominence whose interests span a wide range. Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan just north of Chicago. Further information about the Department and the University is available at http://www.eecs.northwestern.edu and http://www.northwestern.edu/.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, first read full upload instructions for this position below. Applicants will submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) at least three, but no more than 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 db-search@eecs.northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or other protected group status. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please read the following in its entirety before starting the application process:

  1. Within the "comments" field of the application form, please list your thesis advisor, thesis topic or title, and your primary and secondary areas within database systems
  2. Applications must be uploaded into the

    online application system

    or sent via regular mail if indicated as an option in the ad.  Please do not send applications or supporting documents to the faculty search alias.
  3. Required information is marked with an asterisk (*). Please prepare all materials in advance, as you will need to upload these to complete your application.
  4. Avoid using special characters in file names such as parenthesis, dashes, symbols, underscores, etc. when uploading documents into the application system. Encrypted documents are not supported by the system and will not upload.
  5. For files that cannot be compacted or are still too large after reducing, please upload an abstract with an online link included where it can be viewed in its entirety.
  6. Upload only the appropriate documents for each given category.  Do not attach additional documents (i.e. personal statements, transcripts, etc.) to the CV, cover letter, statements, and/or papers.
  7. References will be contacted only if requested by the search committee.  Selected applicants will receive updates from the application system when recommendation letters are received.
  8. Email confirmation will be sent to applicants noting receipt of application if completed properly.  Check spam/junk folders if you have not received a message.

Additional information about the application process is as follows:

  1. If changes are needed to an application after submission, then please contact db-search@eecs.northwestern.edu for assistance.  Please do not apply again through the online application system.
  2. General questions regarding the position or process may also be sent to db-search@eecs.northwestern.edu
  3. Specific questions regarding where an individual’s application sits in the search process will not be answered.  Qualified applicants will be contacted either by email or phone if selected for an interview.
  4. Allow at least 24-48 business hours for a reply when sending inquires to the faculty application alias.


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