Lecturer in the Humanities Core

Illinois, United States
26 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Part Time


During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters of the 2020-21 academic year the Humanities Collegiate Division may have part-time teaching opportunities in various courses of its general education sequences (Humanities Core).

Humanities Core sequences that may offer teaching opportunities in 2020-21 are the following:

  • Readings in World Literature I-II-III
  • Philosophical Perspectives I-II-III
  • Greece & Rome: Texts, Traditions, Transformations I-II-III
  • Human Being & Citizen I-II-III
  • Reading Cultures: Collection, Travel, Exchange I-II-III
  • Media Aesthetics: Image, Text, Sound I-II-III
  • Language & the Human I-II-III
  • Poetry & the Human I-II-III

Further information can be found in the University of Chicago’s College Catalog, http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/humanities/

A Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline is required.  A minimum of one year of experience teaching at the university or four-year college level is required.

Responsibilities include preparing and teaching seminar-style courses, holding regularly scheduled office hours, the preparing and grading of assignments and testing materials, and attendance at regularly-scheduled instructional staff meetings.

Depending on curricular needs, successful candidates may be offered between one and four classes in an academic year.  In 2020-21, the per-course salary is $7,000.  This position is not benefits eligible.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/77461

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded.

In the event that a teaching position becomes available, we will contact applicants with the academic training and experience most appropriate for our available classes.  This posting will expire on March 28, 2021.

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

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.  Only complete applications will be considered.  For further questions, please contact Norah O’Donnell, Divisional Academic Administrator, Humanities Collegiate Division, neo2@uchicago.edu

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