Collegiate Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago in Illinois

Deadline November 01, 2012
Date Posted September 5, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SOCIETY OF FELLOWS

GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Collegiate Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program.

Core courses in the Humanities typically deal with fundamental issues and texts in history, philosophy, and literature. Currently, the Core is organized into seven year-long sequences: Readings in World Literature; Human Being and Citizen; Greek Thought and Literature; Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities; Media Aesthetics; Reading Cultures; and Language and the Human. For a description of these sequences see: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/humanities.shtml

Core courses in the Social Sciences explore, on the basis of significant works, the fundamental concepts and the different modes of inquiry that have defined the social sciences in the modern period. Currently, Fellows teach in four of the year-long sequences into which the Core is organized: Self, Culture and Society; Classics of Social and Political Thought; and Power, Identity, and Resistance; and Social Science Inquiry. For a description of these sequences see: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/social_sciences.shtml

Some Fellows also teach in the History of European Civilization Core sequence. European Civilization is taught on the basis of intensive readings of significant primary source documents. For a description of the sequence see: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/history.shtml

The positions are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2013. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.

In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. The annual salary for 2013-14 will be $61,000. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2013.

To apply for these positions, please see our Web site at http://fellows.uchicago.edu  The web site will be available to accept applications beginning September 10, 2012.

On line applications must be completed by Thursday, November 1, 2012. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online or received in a dossier by Thursday, November 15, 2012.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://fellows.uchicago.edu