Lecturer for the Mellon Summer Research Training Program

Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The College is accepting applications for a part-time lecturer to teach a summer course for the Mellon Summer Research Training Program's class, "Engaged Scholarship: Foundations for Critical & Social Theory and Practice." One may apply as a single instructor or propose to teach jointly with another. Responsibilities would include teaching a nine-week course that meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:20 PM, from June 16-August 18, 2021. Responsibilities would include:


  • Lecturing 1-2 times per week.
  • Leading small group discussions.
  • Holding office hours.
  • Maintaining a course Canvas site.
  • Managing online discussion posts.
  • Guiding students in developing a short paper about the critical theory they will deploy in their future research projects.


Applicants must hold Ph.D. candidacy status or a Ph.D. degree in the qualitative social science field and demonstrate a well-developed interest in contemporary theories of race, gender, and class. Applicants must also possess one year of college-level teaching experience. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they have engaged in the values inspiring the Mellon Foundation's work. Familiarity with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and programs like it is a plus. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current C.V., a teaching statement, an abstract for their current research project (dissertation or book project), a list of two references whom we can contact, and a proposed syllabus for the course.


To apply for this position please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio job website at http://apply.interfolio.com/ 85191.  Application deadline will be April 12, 2021. 


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

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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