Lecturer, The University of Chicago: Social Sciences Division: Committee on International Relations

Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for appointment as Lecturer 1B (50% effort), for appointment in the Committee on International Relations and the College. This is a part-time, temporary position for a term January 1-June 30, 2021. The appointee will teach two courses that contribute to the IR curriculum, advise and mentor students in the development of individual thesis projects, and participate in admissions and new-student recruiting.


About the Unit

The Master of Arts in International Relations (https://cir.uchicago.edu/) combines rigorous core instruction with an interdisciplinary curriculum. Students specialize in two fields of study and conduct original research leading to the MA thesis.


Candidates must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date, experience conducting research in international relations, and a demonstrated ability to develop rapport with and mentor a diverse group of students. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience as instructor of record or teaching assistant for graduate students at a selective research university, and experience advising students on main lines of inquiry in international relations.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to apply online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at apply.interfolio.com/80129. Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (3) syllabi for two proposed courses; (4) a writing sample/publication; and (5) the names and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted for shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

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 https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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