Why You Should Work at Northwestern University

The Northwestern Community

Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff.

Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies.

Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities.

Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work.  Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learning.

To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.

The Northwestern Work Environment

Our two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions. 

The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.

At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation. To learn more about our Qatar campus, visit http://www.qatar.northwestern.edu/

The Northwestern Employment Possibilities

We have full and part-time staff positions available in a variety of roles.

Job areas we frequently recruit for include:

  • Office and School Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare and Research
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Facilities Management
  • Professional: Entry, Mid-level and Management
  • Law Enforcement and Security

Northwestern University also operates its own Temporary Center. Whether you are a first-time or transitional job seeker, college graduate, graduate student, experienced professional or retiree, we have a variety of temporary positions such as: Office Assistant, Accounting/Financial Assistant, Executive Assistant as well as various other administrative, professional and contract positions. To learn more about our temporary employment, visit our Temporary Center.

The Northwestern Benefits

Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Pre-tax transit options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
  • Excellent retirement plans
  • Work/Life balance and resources
  • Dependent care match
  • Faculty-Staff Assistance Program

We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.

For more information on benefits and perks offered by Northwestern, visit the Benefits section.

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