University of Chicago — Senior Lecturer, Committee on Education

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for a position as Senior Lecturer and Associate Director in the Committee on Education (COE). This is a full-time, career-track teaching position beginning in the 2019–20 academic year. The initial three-year appointment is renewable with opportunity for promotion. The Senior Lecturer is responsible for leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of COE’s curricular programs in consultation with COE’s faculty leadership; teaching in the COE curriculum; supervising other teaching personnel; providing academic and career advice to students; and contributing to the academic administration of the Committee’s degree programs.

The COE is an interdisciplinary committee of faculty who currently oversee three curricular programs: an undergraduate Minor in “Education & Society;” a course track on “Education & Society” in the Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences (MAPSS); and a doctoral certificate in Education Sciences.

The Senior Lecturer will teach four courses in the COE curriculum. One course will be an existing or newly-designed lecture-style course with broad appeal, intended to introduce undergraduate students to a foundational topic in education. The remaining three courses, one of which will be undergraduate-only and two of which will be seminars open to both undergraduates and graduate students, will be in the candidate’s area of expertise. Specific course assignments will be determined annually by the faculty Director of COE.

In addition to teaching, the Senior Lecturer will also: work with the faculty director of COE to define and evaluate learning objectives across COE’s curricular programs and co-curricular initiatives to ensure that the curriculum reflects the latest methodological and substantive developments in the field; directly supervise other teaching personnel, which may include professional Lecturers and graduate student teachers; develop and lead co-curricular programming to support the academic goals of the degree programs and enrich COE curricular programs; participate in candidate evaluation, admissions decisions, and recruitment for the MAPSS COE section; co-author doctoral training grant applications and manage or participate in managing training grant awards; coordinate COE course offerings across departments for each following academic year and serve as the liaison with temporary part-time academic staff who teach in the COE programs, including guidance on syllabus design; organize field placements/internships for students; and write letters of recommendation and advise students who are applying to PhD programs or are seeking other professional placement.

Candidates must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date, a demonstrated record of teaching, and demonstrated experience in research and practice related to education.

Applicants are required to apply online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at apply.interfolio.com/66824 . Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (3) list of three proposed courses, and syllabus of one proposed course; and (4) up to three writing samples/publications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search has ended.

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

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 equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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