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Senior Instructional Professor & Director of the Phoenix STEM Program

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Biological and Physical Sciences Collegiate Divisions at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for the position of Senior Instructional Professor (rank to be determined) and Director of the Phoenix STEM Program.  This a full time, renewable appointment, with an initial term of two years.  The start date for this position will be between October 1, 2022 and January 1, 2023.


 The Senior Instructional Professor/Director will be responsible for the STEM program design and administration.  Responsibilities will include hiring and directing a team of instructors who will lead collaborative learning classes associated with STEM courses; create and oversee a team of academic advisors for Phoenix STEM scholars; organize and run a pre-matriculation program for incoming Phoenix scholars; interface with divisional masters, departments and summer school to integrate the Phoenix STEM program within the STEM majors, including working with the academic units to identify and mitigate roadblocks to success for Phoenix scholars; coordinate career, fellowship and research opportunities for Phoenix STEM scholars with relevant College organizations. Work with the UChicago Center for Teaching and Learning to implement faculty/instructor training on issues around the URM and women students experience in STEM Majors.   Collaborate with data scientists to collect data on URM STEM student progress and experiences in the College, and design and implement approaches for measuring the success of the program; design supplemental activities to enhance interactions between Phoenix scholars and faculty; and write annual reports on the activities, effectiveness, and impact of the program.    The Senior Instructional Professor/Director will also offer courses in a STEM field.




The position requires a Ph.D. in STEM discipline with 3+ years in academic research or administration; 3+ years of teaching experience at the College level in STEM field and training in STEM pedagogy; and training and experience in diversity and inclusion in academia.


The successful candidate will also have excellent organizational skills; excellent management skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team; excellent writing skills; and experience in programmatic assessment (surveys, focus groups, quantitative data). 




To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s  Interfolio jobs board  at and upload a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  


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 773-834-3988 or email with their request.



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