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.
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