Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of International Policy & Development

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of International Policy & Development (IPD). This is a full-time position with a three-year renewable term, beginning on July 1, 2021.

Responsibilities will include:

-              Maintaining an active research and writing portfolio, including academic and/or public policy writing.

-              Teaching 4 for-credit, quarter-length courses, policy labs, or pedagogical equivalent per academic year.

-              Recommend for hire, supervise, and evaluate part-time Lecturers and full-time IPD Instructional Professors.

-              Assist the Academic Director in implementing the vision for IPD, overseeing staff and budget, and raising external awareness.

-              Designing and executing a strategy for extra-curricular student experience and career development in international policy and development.

At least 7 years of experience in the application of research and scholarship to international policy and organizations is preferred. A PhD in the social sciences or related fields is preferred, as are experience teaching professional students and managing academic programing at a major research university.

Applicants must submit a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) writing sample, 5) teaching or course evaluations, if available, and 6) the names and email addresses of three potential professional references at the University of Chicago's Interfolio academic job board: Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2021. No applications will be accepted after May 31, 2021.


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