University of Chicago Harper and Schmidt Teaching Fellowship
The College at the University of Chicago will begin accepting applications on August 31, 2018 for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor.
Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.
Applicants must submit applications to be considered in one of the two program areas listed below. Please make sure you review these options carefully before beginning your application.
- Core courses in the Humanities
- Core courses in the Social Sciences/History of European Civilization Core Sequence
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, 2019. In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Collegiate Assistant Professor 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 2019-2020 will be $70,890, carries full benefits, and an annual professional development fund of $5,000.
These positions are part of the Service Employees International Union.
The effective date for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2019.
Online applications must be completed by October 12, 2018 11:59:59 pm CDT. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 26, 2018 11:59:59 pm CDT.
Deadline: October 12, 2018 11:59:59 pm CDT
As part of your online application, you will need to provide the contact information for three references. Note: You will also have the option to have Interfolio.com submit your letters of recommendation instead of having individuals submit references online. (More information is available on Interfolio's website.)
To complete your application, you will need to upload the following supporting documents:
- A curriculum vitae (be sure to list your full legal name)
- A cover letter describing your past and current research as well as your teaching experience and interests.
- A teaching statement, not to exceed 750 words, describing your methods and goals in teaching a text in a general education course. Applicants should write about a text of their own choosing. Examples in the Humanities include Plato's Symposium, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Shakespeare's Tempest, Woolf's A Room of One's Own, or Wright's Native Son. For the Social Sciences, examples include Weber's Protestant Ethic, Marx's 18th Brumaire, Plato's Republic, Machiavelli's The Prince, Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, a selection from The Federalist Papers, or essays from Geertz's Interpretation of Cultures.
NOTE: Your three online recommendations must also be received no later than October 26, 2018 11:59:59 pm CDT.
Applications will be accepted starting August 31, 2018 10:00:00 am CDT.
October 12, 2018 11:59:59 pm CDT: Online application deadline
October 26, 2018 11:59:59 pm CDT: Deadline for receipt of recommendations
December 2018 - January 2019: Additional materials will be requested from selected candidates
February 2019 - April 2019: Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits
May 2019 - June 2019: All candidates will be contacted at the conclusion of the search
August 31, 2019: Ph.D. requirements fulfilled
September 1, 2019: Teaching appointments begin
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