University of Chicago — Assistant / Associate Professor in Learning, Development and Socialization

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure track professor at the assistant or associate rank whose research focuses on one or more of the areas of learning, development, and/or socialization; research may take place in a range of institutions and settings. Topics include but are not limited to: language, cognition, or emotion. The ideal candidate will have an ambitious and innovative research program with strong theoretical and empirical components.

The Department of Comparative Human Development is an interdisciplinary program at the critical edge of thought and research in the social sciences. Faculty and students conduct interdisciplinary, holistic, and comparative research focused on individual lives within various, changing, and heterogeneous contexts. They draw on methods and concepts from anthropology, biological and developmental psychology, educational research, sociology, and statistics. They are committed to examining humans as simultaneously sociocultural, biological, and psychological beings who change over developmental and historical time. For more information please see our website:

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have the PhD in hand by the start of the appointment; applicants at the Associate Professor level are expected to have made distinct and sustained contributions to knowledge in this field.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at Applicants must submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for at least three references who may be contacted at a later date; 3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; and 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for writing samples.

The review of the applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The position will begin on or after July 1, 2019.

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