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About Human Resources


The Office of Human Resources provides transformational leadership, advice and support on Northwestern University workplace matters to achieve excellence in recruitment, development and retention of talent for an inclusive academic community. 

Guiding Principles

Northwestern is proud to be among the world’s premier research and teaching universities.  We stand apart in our ability to innovate by transcending traditional academic boundaries.  Our collaborative environment embraces professionals who want to make a difference by working together.  The Office of Human Resources promotes a world-class employment experience and partners with the entire University community to create a workplace that attracts top talent and encourages excellence – a workplace that embraces our diversity and nurtures the development of people and intellectual pursuits.  Our commitment to excellence is embodied in our HR Guiding Principles:

  • We demonstrate excellence with our words, actions and results.
  • We partner with our stakeholders and each other.
  • We strive to deliver innovative solutions.
  • We communicate through active listening and proactive knowledge sharing.
  • We encourage and embrace diverse perspectives.
  • We foster an inclusive, respectful and positive work environment.
  • We work to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies.

Contact Information

Evanston Office
720 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Main phone: (847) 491-7507 

Chicago Office
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
First Floor, Room 150
Chicago, IL 60611
Main phone: (312) 503-8481