Senior Instructional Professor, Master of Arts Program in Computational Social Science

Illinois, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Social Sciences Division: Master of Arts Program in Computational Social Science

Location Chicago, IL


The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for a position on the Senior Instructional Professor track (Senior Assistant Instructional Professor, Senior Associate Instructional Professor, or Senior Instructional Professor, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications), for appointment in the Master of Arts Computational Social Science (MACSS) and the College. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position beginning July 1, 2021. The initial five-year appointment is renewable with opportunity for promotion. The appointee will teach four courses per year that contribute to the MACSS curriculum, plus one non-credit workshop in computational social science. This is a leadership position and the appointee will also hold the title of Associate Director in MACSS. In addition to teaching, the appointee will, in consultation with the Faculty Director of MACSS: provide leadership in vision, planning, and promotion of MACSS within and beyond the University; develop, implement, and oversee curricular and co-curricular programs including developing new curricular offerings and co-curricular programs to advance student learning; directly supervise and evaluate other teaching personnel, including Instructional Professors, Teaching Fellows, and preceptors in MACSS; and develop, oversee, and mentor research opportunities for graduate students. During the term of appointment, the Senior Lecturer will also have the opportunity to teach one or two courses as part of the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods (Computing for the Social Sciences, Data Mining and Data Visualization, or equivalent courses).


Candidates must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date, a demonstrated record as a degreed professional designing and teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students at a selective research university, demonstrated experience in research and practice related to Computational Social Science, and proven experience successfully managing a program and supervising academic personnel.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to apply online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at  Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (3) syllabi for two proposed courses; (4) a writing sample/publication; and (5) the names and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted for shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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