Assistant/Assoc Prof in Energy and Sustainability

Northwestern University

Dec. 1, 2019

The McCormick School of Engineering ( at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in “Energy and Sustainability” at the level of assistant or associate professor. This interdisciplinary position is for a single or a joint appointment within the departments of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical & Biological Engineering. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of these disciplines or a closely related field, demonstrated excellence in research, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to build a world-class research program and to be an effective teacher.

Candidates are sought who combine the areas of energy/sustainability with systems analysis and design. Additional foci could include lifecycle assessment, techno-economic analyses, and systems modeling based in the relevant physical and chemical fundamentals. The candidate is expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary collaborative research culture in the School of Engineering and beyond, and their research vision may integrate with existing research centers and institutes at Northwestern such as the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience (CESR), and the Segal Design Institute.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research plans and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. The application and contact information for three or more letters of recommendation should be submitted online at

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2019. Early application is encouraged. Questions may be directed to Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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