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Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Core – Social Science Inquiry

Employer
University of Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Competitive
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the Social Sciences Core sequence Social Science Inquiry. The appointment is renewable, with an initial term of at least two years, beginning September 1, 2022. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience. More information about the Social Sciences Core can be viewed in the College’s online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/socialsciences/.

The Instructional Professor will teach six quarter-length courses each academic year in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division, primarily in the Social Science Inquiry sequence. In addition to teaching, the Instructional Professor will contribute to the ongoing development of the Core’s curriculum. The successful candidate will be required to participate actively in weekly staff meetings, attend other course-related events, and hold regular office hours.  

The position requires a Ph.D. in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, or some other empirical and quantitative social science discipline and is open to applicants who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. no later than August 31, 2022. Experience teaching applied social science at the undergraduate level is required, and experience teaching courses that cover the scope of the Social Science Inquiry sequence, from research design to elementary statistics and analysis, is preferred. Experience advising undergraduates on modest length (20pp) writing assignments is preferred.

To apply for this position, you must submit your application through the University of Chicago ‘s Interfolio job board at apply.interfolio.com/109022   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 28, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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.

Position contingent upon budget approval.

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 https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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