Social Sciences

March 25, 2019

Call for Applications: Kaplan Humanities Institute Graduate Assistantship (2019-20)

Applications are being accepted for the Graduate Assistantship in the public humanities for the 2019-20 academic year. The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, research support, and undergraduate mentorship. The role will encompass a broad range of duties, from coordinating undergraduate student involvement in the humanities to building collaborations and outreach initiatives with Northwestern and outside organizations. The goal is to develop skills to build and expand credentials and portfolio in the public humanities, with particular training in understanding the mission and operations of an academic humanities institute.

March 25, 2019

Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics Postdoctoral Trainee Opening

The Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Larry Hedges and Dr. Elizabeth Tipton. This fellowship will be a part of a new center which focuses on the development of statistical methods for evidence-based policy.  This includes research on methods for meta-analysis, replication, causal generalization, and, more generally, the design and analysis of randomized trials in social, behavioral, and education settings.

March 3, 2019

Putting Theory to Work: A Career Exploration Workshop Series for Humanities PhDs

Join Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) for bagels, coffee, and career reflection the next two Wednesdays! Sessions will be led by Tracie Thomas, Director of Career Development at NCA and Elysse Longiotti, the dedicated career adviser for PhDs. NCA will also be planning a career site visit as a group to learn how advanced degrees in the humanities can be leveraged in a variety of fields. PhD students at all stages of their programs are welcome.

February 25, 2019

LARB Summer Workshop Applications Now Open

The Los Angeles Review of Books and University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2019 Publishing Workshop. Next year will bring some exciting changes: to best serve the needs of students who want an intensive introduction to the world of publishing and those seeking to launch their own independent ventures, the 2019 Workshop will feature both an intensive three-week publishing course and an optional five-week, guided Project Incubator to follow. The Incubator will also be open to Publishing Workshop alumni from the 2017 & 2018 cohorts.

February 25, 2019

University of New Hampshire Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars Applications Now Open

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to invite applications for the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program. They are seeking current postdoctoral trainees or PhD students who are graduating by June 2019.

February 11, 2019

TGS Life Science Commercialization Course

The Graduate School (TGS) in conjunction with the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is offering "TGS 516 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences," a new course for spring 2019 course on Wednesday evenings in Weiboldt Hall, focused on the commercialization of life science research with a special emphasis on intellectual property. This offering is a Life Science adaptation of a course originally developed and taught by inventors/commercialization agents in the Kellogg School of Management.

January 28, 2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.” Topics include peer instruction, problem-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and flipped classrooms. Connect with Northwestern MOOC participants through a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) to enhance your learning experience and keep yourself on track with course material.

January 24, 2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program Information Session on February 13

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, math, and quantitative social science programs are invited to an information session for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program. This session will provide the opportunity to hear about the program from professors and former students and to ask any questions you may have.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

January 10, 2019

Applications Now Open for 2019 Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

The Graduate School (TGS) is thrilled to announce that applications are open for the 2019 Northwestern University-Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program, an exciting summer research opportunity for second and third year students in the humanities and qualitative social sciences at Northwestern University, University of Illinois-Chicago, and University of Chicago (Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program universities).

January 10, 2019

Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on January 30

Please join The Graduate School (TGS) for the winter quarter Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on January 30 at 4:30 PM in TGS Commons.

January 3, 2019

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in earlier sessions, the Data Incubator will be holding another fellowship.