The University of Chicago — Part-Time Lecturer in the Social Sciences Core (Self, Culture, and Society)

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for part-time Lecturers to teach in the Social Sciences Core sequence Self, Culture, and Society during the winter and spring quarters of the 2022-23 school year. Self, Culture, and Society is a three-quarter sequence that fulfills the University’s general education requirement in the social sciences. The sequence introduces students to a broad range of social scientific theories and methodologies that deepen their understanding of basic problems of cultural, social, and historical existence. More information about the Social Sciences Core can be viewed in the College’s online catalog:

Lecturers will teach between one and four sections of the Self, Culture, and Society, depending on curricular needs. Responsibilities include preparing and teaching a seminar-style course, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending weekly staff meetings. The per-course salary is $7,319, and the position is not benefits eligible.


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 December 31, 2023. 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.

Application Instructions

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; 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 November 18, 2022, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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