The University of Chicago — Lecturer, Social Sciences

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Lecturer (“Lecturer 2”) in the Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences (MAPSS,, with specialization in survey methods.

This is a part-time position beginning Autumn 2020 with assigned responsibilities in all three quarters of the academic year. The initial one-year appointment is renewable.

The Lecturer will teach four introductory courses in survey research methods principally oriented to MAPSS students, advise MAPSS students on survey research design and guide them through early stages of designing a thesis project, and possibly serve as thesis advisor. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, the Lecturer may be assigned other duties in lieu of one to two courses. Other duties may include: developing programmatic linkages between the MAPSS program and the University’s graduate Certificate in Survey Research; advising MAPSS students who are developing human subject research protocols for submission to the Social & Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (SBS IRB); serving on the SBS IRB Board; developing and overseeing opportunities for MAPSS students to gain practical experience on survey research projects.

Applicants must have the PhD in Sociology or a related discipline. Prior graduate teaching experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience advising students with broad academic and professional interests, guiding students on their individual research and writing, and experience working on scholarly and/or administrative projects as a member of a team.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at The following material must be submitted: 1) a cover letter outlining your prior training, teaching or mentoring experience, and suggested course offerings for the MAPSS program; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an article-length writing sample that demonstrates your academic or professional writing abilities; 4) at least one course syllabus from prior teaching; 5) course evaluations or other evidence of past excellence in teaching or mentoring; and 6) the names and contact information for two faculty recommenders.

The review of applications will begin on September 26, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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

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