Lecturer in the Humanities Core Curriculum, Poetry and the Human

Illinois, United States
24 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

The University of Chicago: The College: Humanities Collegiate Division

Chicago, IL

Aug 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a part-time Lecturer 2 who will teach in and assist with the administration of the Humanities/Arts Core “Poetry and the Human” (“PATH”) sequence in the College’s General Education Curriculum (Core). This is a part-time, benefits-eligible, renewable position which starts on September 1, 2020. For more information about the Humanities and Arts Core curricula, see the College’s online catalogue: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/thecurriculum/

The Lecturer 2 will teach four courses in the Poetry and the Human (PATH) sequence each academic year; possibly teaching in both the Humanities sections of the sequence (in the autumn, winter, and spring quarters) and in the Arts Core sections of the sequence (currently offered in the spring quarter). Additionally, the Lecturer 2 will perform a one-course equivalent of administrative duties in support of the sequence’s Faculty Chair, including assisting in the mentoring of Humanities Teaching Fellows and graduate students who teach in the sequence; assisting in the administration of a tutoring program in local public schools that is connected with PATH; assisting in the organization of co-curricular (literary and academic) events for PATH’s students; assisting in the coordination of book orders and other course materials; and leading weekly staff meetings if needed.

The position requires a PhD or equivalent in a relevant humanistic discipline, teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, and evidence of pedagogical excellence. Experience with teaching in both general education/core curricula and creative writing pedagogy is preferred.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/77241

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter describing the applicant’s academic interests, background and teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Optionally, recent teaching evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.

Application deadline is August 17, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

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