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Jul 27 2022

Faculty Assistant Instructional Professor, History

University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois, United States

Assistant Instructional Professor
The University of Chicago: Social Sciences Division: Department of History

The University of Chicago invites applications at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor in the Department of History. This is a new, full-time, teaching position. The initial appointment is for a three-year term, beginning on or after September 1, 2023, renewable based on a performance review. The salary is competitive and includes benefits.

The successful candidate will teach a total of six courses. Four of these six courses will be research- and writing-based courses in support of the department’s BA thesis program. The other two will be split between historiography classes and courses of the candidate’s devising, in consultation with the Undergraduate Studies Committee. In addition, the successful candidate will assist the Undergraduate Studies Committee with the overall functioning of the BA thesis program. This will include advising undergraduates on their projects, course development and coordination between thesis instructors, planning events, and program development and coordination. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees Union (SEIU) and the University.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in History by the start of the appointment and have a record of undergraduate teaching experience.

Application Instructions
Applicants must apply online at Please submit: (1) a cover letter in which you address your teaching and advising qualifications for this position; (2) a CV; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) a teaching statement; (5) syllabi for two proposed courses; (6) course evaluations or other evidence of past teaching performance; (7) a writing sample (or samples) of no more than 30 pages in total length. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled or the search has ended.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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