The University of Chicago — Assistant Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Core

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Instructional Professor to teach in the Social Sciences Core sequence Self, Culture, and Society. The appointment is non-renewable, for a one-year  term, beginning September 20, 2022.  More information about the Social Sciences Core can be viewed in the College’s online catalog:

The successful candidate will teach six quarter-length courses in the Self, Culture, and Society sequence. The successful candidate will be required to participate actively in weekly staff meetings, attend other course-related events, and hold regular office hours.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a social science discipline and is open to applicants who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. no later than September 19, 2022. Applicants must have a record of teaching at the college level, preferably in seminar-style general education courses that engage students in close reading and discussion.

To apply for this position, you must submit your application through the University of Chicago ‘s Interfolio job board at and upload the following: 1) a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations or performance reviews; 4) a teaching statement; 5) a sample syllabus; 6) a chapter-length piece of writing; and 7) three letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.

The review of applications will begin on September 13, 2022, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints, to cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression, and to welcoming and supporting all their members.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

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