Professor & Chair of the Committee on Education

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Description

The University of Chicago seeks a scholar with a track record of distinguished research and administrative success to chair the Committee on Education (COE). The aim is to sustain the Committee’s leading role in the study of education across academic fields at one of the world’s great research universities, and to develop an ambitious vision for the Committee’s future. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to original research and catalyze collaborative relationships with other divisions and schools within the University. The candidate will have a primary appointment in either the Department of Psychology, Sociology, or Comparative Human Development, as well as an appointment in the Committee on Education. Joint appointments with other units in the University are also possible. The Committee on Education, founded in 2006, has endeavored to make education a central topic of intellectual investigation at the University of Chicago by fostering interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning from expert practice. 


Application Instructions

The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2022. The review of applications will begin on 8/30/2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at


Applications must include: 1) a research statement addressing current and future research plans, 2) a teaching statement addressing teaching experiences and courses that applicants are willing to offer to undergraduate and graduate students, 3) a curriculum vita, 4) the names and contact information of at least three references who will be contacted at a later date, and 4) a cover letter indicating which department you are applying for.     


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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