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Living and Working in Evanston, Chicago, and the Surrounding Area

Explore the topics below for helpful information on living near the Evanston or Chicago campus


Public Transportation, Drivers’ license and registration, and campus parking information. Learn more

Campus Services and Amenities

Arts and Athletic events, Dining, Fitness and Recreation, campus newspaper, Facilities management, Office of Sustainability and the Travel program. Learn more

Making Connections

Organizations and Networking Opportunities for Faculty. Learn more

Employment Assistance for Faculty Spouses/Partners

Northwestern has partnered with the Greater Chicago Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (GC HERC), which includes other area educational institutions such as the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Argonne, and Fermilab.  Through the sharing of information and resources, the GC HERC supports its member institutions in attracting outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff, with a particular focus on assisting dual-career couples. GC HERC contains a web-based search engine that includes listings for both faculty and staff jobs at all member institutions and is available at no charge to anyone seeking employment in higher education. The search engine allows users to link two profiles and find jobs that match both search criteria.   

Northwestern Career Advancement invites all faculty and their spouses/partners to attend any career-related events and programs on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  In addition, spouses and partners can contact NCA for a consultation appointment with the Executive Director.  Please have your academic department office email Mark Presnell, the Executive Director of Northwestern Career Advancement, to request arrangements on your behalf.