Part-time Lecturer for the Chicago Studies Program
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, IL
Internal Number: 134907
The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a non-renewable, part-time Lecturer to teach one course in the Chicago Studies Quarter, the College's signature "local study abroad" curricular program, in Spring of 2024. The program will focus on the Calumet region, extending from Chicago's south side along Lake Michigan into Indiana and Michigan, and explore the relationship between its natural and social environments. The course will utilize weekly excursions, guest speakers, and engagement with civic groups and leaders to enrich class readings and assignments.
The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in an area relevant to geography or environmental studies and experience teaching at the college level. Practical experience in environmental advocacy in the Chicago area (especially personal scholarship and/or engagement in the Calumet region) is strongly preferred.
To be considered for the position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio site at https://apply.interfolio.com/134907.
Candidates are required to submit the following documents:
A cover letter
A teaching statement
Syllabi of courses previously taught and/or designed by the candidate or sample syllabi of proposed courses
Additional evidence of pedagogical accomplishment and promise: such as a teaching portfolio, recent course evaluations, third-party observations of the applicant's teaching, if available, or other relevant assessments.
Contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2023, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
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