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Part-Time Lecturer in the Social Sciences Core

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Details

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a part-time Lecturer to teach courses in the Classics of Social and Political Thought sequence, beginning in autumn 2021. Classics of Social and Political Thought is a three-quarter sequence in which students read ancient, medieval, and modern works of political thought, from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche and Du Bois. For more information about the Social Sciences Core, see the College’s online catalog:

Responsibilities include preparing and teaching seminar-style courses, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending weekly staff meetings. Depending on curricular needs, successful candidates may be offered between one and four classes in the 2021-2022 academic year.

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 political theory, the history of political thought, or another area relevant to the study of political thought. Experience teaching general education courses in the social sciences at the university or four-year college level is required.

To be considered for the position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Job Opportunities site:

and upload the following: 1) cover letter describing your academic interests, teaching background, and qualifications for teaching in the Classics of Social and Political Thought sequence; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) three letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.

The review of applications will begin on August 21, 2021, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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

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 with their request.

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