Assistant Instructional Professor

The University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 19, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Instructional Professor of African History to begin July 1, 2021. The initial appointment is for a two-year term, renewable based upon a performance review.  The salary is competitive and includes benefits.  

The Assistant Instructional Professor will be responsible for teaching six courses each year, distributed over three quarters.  Four courses will normally be sections of African Civ or of another Core sequence, depending on current need. The remaining courses will be undergrad or undergrad/grad courses in African history/studies.


Candidates must have earned the PhD degree in History prior to the start date and have a record of undergraduate teaching experience. 

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at and include 1) a cover letter in which you address your qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) a teaching statement and syllabi for two proposed courses, 5) course evaluations or other evidence of past teaching performance. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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