Assistant Instructional Professor, Department of Chemistry

Illinois, United States
25 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Department of Chemistry




The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor.  Appointments at this rank are for a term of one or two years with the possibility of renewal.  Initial position responsibilities include teaching courses at the general chemistry level as well as university-wide Physical Sciences courses designed for non-science majors, during the fall, winter, and spring quarters.  Duties also include contributions to the effective functioning of departmental programs of instruction, as well as ongoing professional development.  Screening will begin on May 18, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits.

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.


Completion of a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is required prior to the start of appointment. You should be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate courses, including all elements of general chemistry.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website at

A complete application consists of: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of teaching philosophy, including a history of courses taught, (3) three or more letters of reference, at least two of which should address teaching ability.

Optional: we encourage submission of additional materials that speak to teaching experience and ability, particularly copies of teaching evaluations. We also welcome materials on relevant experience with developing and managing a program of instruction, program development and/or coordination, syllabi and pedagogy development, and organizing educational conferences and workshops.

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