Faculty (Open-Rank), Department of History

Department of History, Social Sciences Division 
Position Type: Faculty 
 Chicago

 Jul 28, 2022

Description

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applicants for an open rank tenure line faculty position in the history of sub-Saharan Africa, beginning on or after July 1, 2023. All time periods and places will be considered, but a focus on eastern Africa is particularly welcome, as is expertise on Anglophone or Lusophone Africa. There is a preference for scholars who employ African languages in their research, and who show a durable, ongoing commitment to the continent. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have earned the PhD prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/110609 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 6) the names and emails of three recommenders.  Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is ended. 


Assistant Instructional Professor

Department of History, Social Sciences Division 
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee 
 Chicago

 Jul 26, 2022

Description

The University of Chicago invites applications at rank 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.

Qualifications

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/110198. 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.


Senior Instructional Professor

Department of History, Social Sciences Division 
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee 
 Chicago

 Jul 26, 2022

Description

The University of Chicago invites applications for Senior Instructional Professors at rank Assistant, Associate, or Full in the Department of History. This is a new, full-time position with responsibilities spanning administration, teaching, and advising. 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 serve as a member of the department’s Undergraduate Studies Committee, and will administer the undergraduate program of the History Department under the guidance of the departmental Chair and faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies. This includes overseeing Instructional Professors and Teaching Fellows, managing and coordinating history department courses; and attending to cohort experience, disciplinary training, and curricular innovation. The SIP is also expected to teach four courses per year, distributed over 3 quarters. Finally, the SIP will advise history majors and minors in navigating course and curriculum options on the way to graduation.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the training of History majors and minors by teaching courses on modern US and European social history, gender history, or the history of human rights.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD in History and have a record of undergraduate teaching and administrative experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/110203. 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.