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E4 Early Career Visiting Scholar Program


The E4 Early Career Visiting Scholars Program hosts a cohort of up to four visiting scholars each academic year to conduct K-12 education research at Northwestern University’s Center for Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity (E4).
The visiting scholars will research a range of issues facing underrepresented students, including children of color, multilingual learners, and students whose families live in poverty. In addition to collaborating with faculty and graduate students at SESP, visiting scholars will connect with researchers across campus, including the Center for Computer Science and Learning Sciences, a collaboration between SESP and Northwestern Engineering.


Scholars must:
  • Be in residence at Northwestern for the full 2023-24 academic year (Sept. 18, 2023-June 30, 2024). Scholars are welcome to spend all or part of summer 2023 in residence through Aug. 31, 2024, but the stipend will be limited to nine months.
  • Conduct research that aligns with E4’s research priorities using Curriculum Associates’ data
  • Spend 20 percent of their time supporting in-house E4 analyses and research briefs
  • Participate in regular, in-person learning opportunities with E4 and Curriculum Associates staff and with Northwestern faculty and graduate students
  • Acknowledge that the scholarship is for a single academic year and not remain at Northwestern following the scholarship year
Applicants will receive:
  • Access to the Curriculum Associates’ rich database and a tight-knit learning community that includes colleagues from across the Northwestern campus, Curriculum Associates, and the participating school districts.
  • Salary support up to $90,000 over the nine-month academic year
  • Research fund of $10,000 to offset research, travel, and conference costs
  • When appropriate, a negotiated rate for benefits coverage
  • Visiting fellows who arrange formal leaves from their current university will be welcome to use the stipend and benefits rate to fund or supplement an approved institutional research leave.
Applications must include:
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume limited to five pages that includes relevant education, employment, awards, scholarships, and relevant publications and research.
  • A statement of interest that explains how this scholarship aligns with your career goals and how you will benefit from an academic year at Northwestern (no more than three pages double-spaced). Please include evidence of your experience and commitment to collaborative research with school practitioners, district leaders, and policy specialists that produces relevant, useful knowledge.
  • A research statement that one or more potential projects that you might pursue using Curriculum Associates’ data, recognizing your ideas may shift during the scholarship period (no more than three pages double-spaced). Please include the names of up to three SESP scholars you may want to interact with on your project(s) and the types of data you would need to complete it.
  • Recent publications or reports (up to three).
  • Two references including name, title, institution, phone number and email address. Recommendation letters are not required.
  • All materials must be sent in a single PDF file. Text should be double-spaced and at least 11-point font. Pages should have one-inch margins. 
Application timeline:
Call for applicants: September 30, 2022
Applications due: December 9, 2022
All applications must be emailed to e4center@northwestern.edu by 5pm central time on Friday Dec. 9, 2022. Please note the time zone as the E4 Early Career Visiting Scholars Review Committee will not accept late or incomplete applications.
Decisions made: January 23, 2023
Commitments due: February 1, 2023


Position: E4 Early Career Visiting Scholar Program
Organization: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston,  IL 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/21/2022
Applicants must:
  • Hold a PhD, EdD or equivalent research degree
  • Currently work as a tenure-track assistant professor
  • May not hold tenure at the time of the application deadline
Preference will be given to:
  • Early career researchers of color
  • First-generation college-going research scholars
  • Early career research scholars who will explore questions focused on, but not limited to, success in mathematics and algebraic readiness
Status: This listing expires on: 1/19/2023
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Evanston,  IL 60208
United States
E4 Center