Collegiate Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago in Illinois

Deadline November 02, 2014
Date Posted August 14, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time







Position Title:  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:  


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:


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:


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, 2015. 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 2015-16 will be $64,000.  The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2015. 


To apply for these positions, please see our web site at  The web site will be available to accept applications beginning September 2, 2014.


Important deadline dates:

On line application deadline: 11:59:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Deadline for receipt of letters of recommendations: 11:59:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 16, 2014.  This includes letters of recommendation from your three recommenders or those received from a dossier service.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.





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