Join the CSSI Community

The Kellogg Center for Science of Science & Innovation offers several opportunities to be a part of this expanding community. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data.

Researcher Opportunities

We are always looking for talented Ph.D. students who are interested in exploring this exciting new discipline. If you are currently a Ph.D. student and would like to join our network of researchers, please email us with your current field of study and areas of interest.

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor

The Kellogg Center for Science of Science & Innovation offers several opportunities to be a part of this expanding community. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data.

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 and Luis Amaral.

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.


Qualifications

  • PhD in fields including applied mathematics, complex systems, statistical physics, network science, economics, computational social science or other related fields
  • Completion of upper level (undergraduate) and/or graduate level coursework involving computer programming
  • 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
  • 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 should be submitted on-line: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NDI1

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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