Instructional Professor, Department of Psychology

Illinois, United States
28 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Social Sciences Division: Department of Psychology

Chicago, IL


Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Instructional Professor (IP) in the Department of Psychology ( and the College. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position. The initial two-year appointment will begin in Academic Year 2021-22 and is renewable with opportunity for promotion.

The IP will annually teach 6 quarter-long undergraduate classes.  Assignments may include introductory survey-level classes, including intensive discussion courses in the Social Sciences Core curriculum, and upper level elective seminars in psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates who are qualified to teach a wide range of classes in different areas of psychological science, including undergraduate level statistics.  The IP will also participate in co-curricular and service activities that help support the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, including advising undergraduates seeking careers in psychological science. The IP may train and manage teaching assistants. The position includes time and support for professional development.

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


The position requires a PhD in experimental psychology or a related discipline focusing on basic research questions in psychology; the degree must be in-hand prior to the start date. Teaching experience with undergraduate courses focusing on basic research questions, methods or statistics in psychology is required. The candidate's record must demonstrate potential to design and teach courses to undergraduate students at a selective university.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago‚Äôs Interfolio website at Applications are required to include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching statement.  In addition, as optional and if available, teaching evaluations from courses previously taught are strongly preferred, as well as syllabi from prior courses taught.  Also, three letters of reference are required to be submitted online. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 11, 2021, and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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