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Part-Time Lecturer in Civilization Studies - Colonizations

The University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a part-time Lecturer to teach in the undergraduate Civilization Studies sequence Colonizations during the 2021-22 academic year. Colonizations is part of a three-quarter sequence in the undergraduate general education program that approaches the concept of civilization from an emphasis on cross-cultural/societal connection and exchange. For more information about Colonizations and Civilization Studies, see the College’s online catalog:

Responsibilities include preparing and teaching a seminar-style course, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending staff meetings. The minimum per-course salary is $7,000, and the position is not benefits eligible. 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 Anthropology, History, or another area relevant to the course’s curriculum. Experience teaching 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 Colonizations sequence; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) three letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.

The review of applications will begin on September 11, 2021, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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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