Instructional Professor, Department of Computer Science

Illinois, United States
28 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Department of Computer Science

Chicago, IL 60637


The Department of Computer Science in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for teaching positions at the rank of Instructional Professor. This is a five-year position with the possibility of renewal. The responsibilities of this position are teaching two courses per quarter in the fall, winter and spring quarters, and ongoing professional development. The relationship between Instructional Professors and the University is governed by a Service Employees International Union Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The University of Chicago is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing and data science activities including a newly-opened, state-of-the-art home for the Department of Computer Science.


An advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field is required (a Ph.D. is preferred). Candidates must have been the instructor of record in at least 3000 units of undergraduate and/or graduate course offerings in Computer Science or a related field over the span of at least ten calendar years. 3000 units is typically equivalent to 30 quarter-long course offerings, or 20 semester-long course offerings.

See for equivalencies between teaching units and semester/quarter hours. Candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas are preferred: introduction to programming, data science, machine learning, systems, or theory.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago‚Äôs Academic Jobs website: Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • description of teaching philosophy and experience;
  • at least three teaching evaluations from at least two distinct classes;
  • applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

The teaching statement must include a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach.

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