Assistant/Associate Professor in Psychological and/or Linguistic Anthropology

Illinois, United States
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 19 October 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Social Sciences Division: Department of Comparative Human Development

Location Chicago, IL


The Department of Comparative Human Development (CHD) at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured). We seek a psychological, linguistic, or cultural anthropologist or a qualitative, field-based scholar whose research focuses on issues of personhood, mind, language, or subjectivity.

CHD is an interdisciplinary department at the critical edge of thought and research in the social sciences whose faculty includes anthropologists, biologists, linguists, psychologists, sociologists, and methodologists. Faculty and students in CHD conduct interdisciplinary, holistic and comparative research and scholarship, and are committed to examining humans as simultaneously sociocultural, biological, and psychological beings who change over developmental and historical time. Please see our website,


Candidate must have PhD in hand at start of the position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on November 1, and will continue until the position is filled and/or the search is closed; submission by November 1 is strongly encouraged. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago's Interfolio website.

Applicants are required to upload 1) a brief cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement addressing current and future research plans, 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy, 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter), and 6) the names and contact information of three referees. We may request letters of recommendation at a later date. The position will begin on or after July 1, 2020.