The University of Chicago — Assistant Instructional Professor (The University of Chicago)

The Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Assistant Instructional Professor (AIP), with a specialization in Sociology, in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences ( This is a full-time, career track teaching position. The initial two-year appointment will begin in Academic Year 2021-22 and is renewable with opportunity for promotion.

The AIP will annually teach four courses in MAPSS, including a section of the MAPSS core course “Perspectives in Social Science Analysis,” at least one graduate seminar on methods of research in sociology (or related areas), and at least one elective with broad appeal intended to introduce students to foundational questions in their area of sociology.

In addition, the AIP will mentor a group of 18-20 MA students over the MA year and serve as second reader on their MA theses; advise a limited number of MA theses as the primary supervisor; lead an MA Proposal Workshop; hire and manage teaching assistants; contribute to program admissions, staff hiring, and student recruitment; support applicants to doctoral programs; help train doctoral student preceptors, and contribute to the intellectual life and administrative needs of the program.

The position includes support for professional development.

Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology in hand prior to the start date. Teaching experience is required. Preferred qualifications include experience advising students with a broad range of interests in sociology, experience guiding students in individual research and writing projects, and a record of sociological scholarship.

Application Instructions
The following materials must be submitted through Interfolio at 1) a cover letter, outlining the applicant’s prior sociological training, prior teaching or mentoring experience, and suggested course offerings in our MA program; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an article-length writing sample; 4) at least one course syllabus from prior teaching or with an eye to future offerings; 5) course evaluations or other evidence of past excellence in teaching or mentoring; and 6) the names and contact information for three recommenders.

Review of applications will begin on June 7 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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