Assistant Instructional Professor, Department of Computer Science

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

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


Chicago, IL


The Department of Computer Science in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for teaching positions at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor. This is a two-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 Assistant 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).  Prior college teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is preferred. 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’s 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;
  • 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. 

Optional: Candidates may submit teaching evaluations.

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