Lecturer in the Social Sciences Core
The University of Chicago: The College: Social Sciences Collegiate Division
The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a part-time Lecturer to teach courses in the Classics of Social and Political Thought sequence, beginning in autumn 2020. Classics of Social and Political Thought is a three-quarter sequence in which students read ancient, medieval, and modern works of political thought, from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche and Du Bois. For more information about the Social Sciences Core, see the College’s online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/socialsciences/.
Responsibilities include preparing and teaching seminar-style courses, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending weekly staff meetings. Depending on curricular needs, successful candidates may be offered between one and four classes in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Lecturer will have the option to work remotely during autumn quarter 2020. The per-course salary is $7,000, and the position is not benefits eligible.
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.
The position requires a Ph.D. in political theory, the history of political thought, or another area relevant to the study of political thought. Experience teaching general education courses in the social sciences at the university or four-year college level is required.
To be considered for the position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Job Opportunities site: https://apply.interfolio.com/78079 and upload the following: 1) cover letter describing your academic interests, teaching background, and qualifications for teaching in the Classics of Social and Political Thought sequence; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for one references. The application system will automatically solicit a recommendation letter from the reference you list in the online application.
The review of applications will begin on August 28, 2020, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.