Assistant Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Core

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for one or more full-time Assistant Instructional Professors to teach in the Social Sciences Core sequence Power, Identity, Resistance. The appointment is for a one-year, non-renewable term, beginning September 1, 2021.  More information about the Social Sciences Core can be viewed in the College’s online catalog:

The successful candidate will teach up to seven quarter-length courses each academic year in the Power, Identity, Resistance sequence. The Assistant Instructional Professor we be required to participate actively in weekly staff meetings, attend other course-related events, and hold regular office hours.  

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a social science discipline and is open to applicants who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. no later than August 31, 2021. Applicants must have a record of teaching social sciences at the college level, and experience teaching in a small group, discussion-oriented setting is preferred.

To apply for this position, you must submit your application through the University of Chicago ‘s Interfolio job board at and upload the following: 1) a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations or performance reviews; 4) a chapter-length piece of writing; and 5) three letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.

The review of applications will begin on July 30, 2021, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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