Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Urban Policy, Politics, and the Public
September 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy invites applicants for a tenure track faculty appointment in Human Development and Social Policy at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. We seek a scholar who specializes in urban policy and/or politics and their impact on society. We are especially interested in scholars who are interested in being in an interdisciplinary environment, and are open to scholars who use either quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. Possible areas of focus might include: city governance and social policymaking; criminal justice policy and practice; neighborhood segregation/integration; voter participation/representation in urban settings; juvenile justice and adolescent development; immigration and neighborhood change; poverty and inequality; intergovernmental relations; institutions, inequalities and organizational change in urban settings; the politics of race and ethnicity; or other areas relevant to urban policy or politics.
To be considered at the rank of associate or full professor level, candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarship, and should have demonstrated ability to receive extramural support for their research agenda. The successful candidate will likely receive a renewable appointment in Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research as well. Scholars from all disciplines and applied fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their substantive area of study.
A letter outlining their research program and teaching experience
For those being considered at the assistant professor level -- three letters of reference, addressed to Professor James Spillane, Search Committee Chair. Candidates who would be considered at the associate or full professor level should provide the names of three potential references, but these references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials immediately as the search committee will begin reviewing applicants on October 19th, 2018.
Members of under-represented minority racial and ethnic groups and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy see www.sesp.northwestern.edu.
The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) at Northwestern University seeks to understand and improve learning at every stage of life and in all contexts — from families and communities to schools and workplaces. And since we’re the smallest school at Northwestern, our own community is truly unique........
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