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Faculty Job Openings

The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences announces the following faculty searches in 2023-24.


Associate or Full Professor of Applied Microeconomics (Job ID 48784)

The Northwestern University Department of Economics anticipates filling a full time opening at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning September 1, 2024. The primary focus of the search is in applied microeconomics. Duties include teaching, research, and advising graduate students. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start date. Salary will be competitive. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 17, 2023.

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Primary considerations for all faculty positions will be an outstanding research record, excellent recommendations, and teaching ability. Candidates who, through their research, teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are encouraged to apply.

Office of Undergraduate Students and Advising

Academic Adviser & Assistant Professor of Instruction (Job ID 49012)

The Weinberg Dean’s Office of Undergraduate Studies & Advising (OUSA) at Northwestern University seeks to hire at least two College Advisers with joint appointments in advising and a Weinberg department or program. Ideal candidates will have experience advising, particularly working with students who have worked with historically underrepresented, lower-income, minoritized, and/or first-generation college students. Primary daily responsibilities include individual meetings with advisees and participation in advising office activities and committees. 

Our mission is to support all students as they define and pursue their unique academic paths and think critically about the intersections of their academic and personal identities. Over half of our student body identifies as having a minoritized racial or ethnic identity; 15% are first-generation; over 20% are Pell Grant recipients; and over 10% are international. We seek to provide holistic advising experiences that prepare all students to become effective learners, contributors, and leaders. By developing long-term advising relationships, we mentor students through all phases of their academic careers.

College Advisers hold appointments in the OUSA and concurrent teaching-track appointments in academic departments or programs in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Academic advising and related service constitute the primary responsibilities of the position. This is a 10-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position to start September 1, 2024. The initial appointment is three years.

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Political Science

Associate or Full Professor of Political Science in American Politics and Political Behavior (Job ID 48737)

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University seeks applications for a full-time, tenured, Associate or Full Professor of American Politics who specializes in Political Behavior to begin on September 1, 2024.

We seek a scholar whose research and teaching tackle important, problem-driven questions about democracy and representation, including, but not limited to, partisanship as social identity, polarization of American politics, elite manipulation of mass opinion, misinformation, and mass responses to the erosion of democratic norms. The outstanding candidates for this position are experts in survey and experimental methods with a track record of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research methods and substantive scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research dovetails with scholarship on political institutions and/or racial and ethnic politics.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as participate in departmental activities and service. Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field or an equivalent terminal degree is required.

The candidate will join a university with a broad, interdisciplinary community of scholars affiliated with departments and programs such as the Center for Diversity and Democracy (CSDD), the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), the Global Poverty Research Lab, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the Council for Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), the Northwestern Institute of Complex System (NICO), Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics and Data Science, the School of Education and Social Policy, the School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management, among others.

Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. The hiring committee will only solicit letters from finalists invited for on-campus interviews. Applications received by October 20th will receive full consideration. The committee will accept new applications until the position is filled. You may apply here:

For inquiries about job advertisements or the application process, please contact Stephen Monteiro, Business Administrator in the Political Science Department.


Associate Professor of Sociology (Job ID 48716)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor to begin in the Fall of 2024. We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields. A Ph.D. in Sociology or other appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit materials by November 3, 2023.

Please submit all materials through the interface accessible at Address inquiries only to Katie Shirilla (

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Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to fostering a diverse faculty.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today. 


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