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Lecturer in Public Policy Studies and Environmental and Urban Studies

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Posted Date
Jul 31, 2017

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with joint responsibilities in the Public Policy Studies Program and the Environmental and Urban Studies Program. The position is a one-year, renewable appointment to begin the Fall of 2017.

The Lecturer will teach a total of six courses per academic year, developed in consultation with the Director of Public Policy Studies and the Director of Environmental and Urban Studies and include the Environmental and Urban Studies core course “Human Impact on the Environment” in the Autumn quarter. In addition to teaching six courses, the Lecturer will be expected to serve as adviser to students as they produce senior theses, and to write letters of reference for students with whose work they are familiar. The lecturer will also develop courses; guide undergraduate research; supervise internships; coach students on written and oral communication, both in the classroom and through one-on-one mentorship; and identify co-curricular opportunities that will contribute to the development of the students in the program. Attendance at both programs’ occasional on-campus gatherings and staff meetings is required.

This position requires a PhD in social sciences or public policy. The successful candidate will have a background in environmental law, policy, and politics; practitioner experience in applied policy; and a record of teaching at the college level.

To apply for this position, submit an application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: select requisition #03410, and upload the following: 1) letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement that describes prior teaching experience, pedagogical approaches, expertise, and experience mentoring undergraduate students; 4) sample syllabi; 5) teaching evaluations; 6) two published or unpublished research papers; and 7) the names and contact information for three references.

The application deadline is August 30, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

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