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Faculty Search

Northwestern has 3 faculty searches with focus on mathematical biology, quantitative biology, and biophysics. Hiring departments are Applied Mathematics, Molecular Biosciences, and Physics and Astronomy.

Applied Mathematics: Candidates in all fields of applied mathematics, science, and engineering with a demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics are encouraged to apply.  Hiring will be focused on the assistant professor level, although exceptional applicants at all levels will be considered. The application package should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and 3-4 selected publications. In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three, but no more than four letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be automatically solicited from the letter writers by email after their names are entered in the online application system. Submit applications electronically at . Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to (Subject line: 2019 Faculty Search). 

Molecular Biosciences: Seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor, although exceptional applicants at other ranks will be considered.  They particularly seek individuals who utilize systems or quantitative approaches to address fundamental issues in biology.  We are interested in individuals holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree who show significant potential for innovative scholarship, and demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching in a collegial environment. Applicants should submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, CV, description of research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Applications must be submitted electronically. Please request at least three letters of recommendation; details on preparing and submitting the application can be found here.  The anticipated start date is Fall of 2019.  To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 1, 2018. Inquiries can be sent to

Physics: Invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in all areas of theoretical biological physics and complex systems. They seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the Physics and Astronomy Department and will be active members of the broader Northwestern University biological and complexity communities. Research currently pursued by physics faculty include soft and biological materials, interfaces between inorganic and organic materials, complex networks in physical and biological systems, statistical physics of biological molecules, nonlinear dynamics, modeling of neuronal and intracellular processes including statistical mechanics of computation and learning, dynamical and structural properties of complex systems, and molecular origins of complexity. Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and both a research and a teaching statement, and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. All materials should be received by December 7, 2018 to receive full consideration. All materials should be submitted at General questions may be addressed to Cristian Pennington at .

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