The Harris School of Public Policy invites applications for an
Assistant Instructional Professor in Public Policy Studies, a
dynamic, multidisciplinary major grounded in the social sciences,
with substantial inputs from economics, sociology, political
science, and law, among other disciplines.
The hire will be expected to contribute to the Public Policy
Studies major by developing coursework that contributes to the
Public Policy Studies core and elective curriculum, mentoring
individual undergraduate theses, assisting in program
administration, and building learning experiences that engage
students with relevant professional communities. Preference will be
given to candidates who demonstrate a desire and ability to teach
Policy Implementation, a key component of our core
curriculum—particularly those candidates with scholarly expertise
in the sociology of organizations and/or program or policy
implementation expertise. In addition, preference will be given to
candidates with experience related to teaching undergraduate
practicum courses (courses that involve student field research in
service of a government or community-based client). Candidates with
expertise in a substantive policy area, including but not limited
to health policy and education are particularly welcome.
The position will be a two-year, renewable appointment to begin
on or after September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a
PhD or terminal degree in the social sciences or law and a proven
record of teaching excellence and mentoring in at least one field
relevant to public policy. A track record of research publications
or practitioner experience are also highly desired. Applicants must
have a completed Ph.D. by the start date and teaching experience.
The Assistant Instructional Professor will teach 4-6 courses per
academic year, depending on non-classroom responsibilities.
The position will be part of the Service Employees International
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s
Interfolio academic job board at: http://apply.interfolio.com/90621.
Applicants are required to upload the following materials: 1) a
letter of application 2) contact information for 2 references; 3)
curriculum vitae; 4) teaching statement that describes prior
teaching experience, pedagogical approaches, expertise in public
policy studies, and experience mentoring undergraduate students; 5)
teaching evaluations and 6) sample syllabi. Review of applications
will begin on August 16, 2021 and will continue until the position
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.
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