The Kellogg School of Management is seeking exceptional candidates for full-time, academic research positions at the rank of post-doctoral fellow or research assistant professor, depending on experience. The initial term of these positions is one year with the possibility for renewal, and will begin no later than fall 2019. Candidates will work on topics related to Science of Science, Innovation, Computational Social Science, and Network Science.
The research will be conducted with the Center for Science of Science, with unique opportunities for working closely with excellent faculty across Kellogg and Northwestern, including Dashun Wang, Brian Uzzi, Ben Jones, Luis Amaral, and more.
Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data. Candidates must have a proven record of publications in top-tier conferences and journals and need to have completed projects that demonstrate a proven ability to work with data.
PhD in fields including applied mathematics, complex systems, statistical physics, network science, economics, computational social science, or other related fields.
Participation and activity in the scientific community
Strong communication skills
The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
Candidates that have accepted tenure-track positions at another institution with the ability to defer their start date will also be considered.
Applications should include:
cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for this position;
curriculum vitae (including publications list);
2 published papers, or equivalent writing samples that you are most proud of and which best demonstrate your expertise and fit for the position;
one research statement (2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans.
the names and contact information of three letter writers;
a link to a professional webpage and google scholar page (if applicable).
Applications will be accepted until filled, but preference will be given to applications received prior to March 31, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early-decision offers will be considered.
Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:
Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.