The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University invites applications from exceptionally qualified candidates for multiple faculty positions in theoretical computer science to start fall 2014. The positions are open for all professorial ranks and all areas of theoretical computer science.

The 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.

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

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 and

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, first read full upload instructions for this position below. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a cover letter indicating the rank applied for, (2) the names of between five and eight references for the rank of Full or Associate Professor or at least three references for the rank of Assistant Professor, and (3) a curriculum vitae. The search committee will request letters from the references and may request (4) statements of research and teaching interests and (5) three representative publications. For assistance with application materials or general questions, contact

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. Applications must be uploaded into the 

    online application system

    OR sent via regular mail to the address provided in the ad.  Do not send applications or supporting documents via email. 
  2. Required information is marked with an asterisk (*). Please prepare all required materials in advance, as you will need to upload these to complete your application.
  3. Avoid using special characters in file names such as parentheses, dashes, symbols, underscores, etc. when uploading documents into the application system. Encrypted documents are not supported by the system and will not upload.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 for assistance.  Do not apply again through the online application system.
  2. General questions regarding the position or process may also be sent to
  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.