Lecturer in Education
University of Chicago
United States


The College is accepting applications for a part-time lecturer to teach a summer course for the Mellon Summer Research Training Program's class, "Engaged Scholarship: Foundations for Critical & Social Theory and Practice." One may apply as a single instructor or propose to teach jointly with another. Responsibilities would include teaching a nine-week course that meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:20 PM, from June 16-August 18, 2021. Responsibilities would include:

  • Lecturing 1-2 times per week.
  • Leading small group discussions.
  • Holding office hours.
  • Maintaining a course Canvas site.
  • Managing online discussion posts.
  • Guiding students in developing a short paper about the critical theory they will deploy in their future research projects.

Applicants must hold Ph.D. candidacy status or a Ph.D. degree in the qualitative social science field and demonstrate a well-developed interest in contemporary theories of race, gender, and class. Applicants must also possess one year of college-level teaching experience. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they have engaged in the values inspiring the Mellon Foundation's work. Familiarity with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and programs like it is a plus. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current C.V., a teaching statement, an abstract for their current research project (dissertation or book project), a list of two references whom we can contact, and a proposed syllabus for the course.

To apply for this position please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio job website at http://apply.interfolio.com/ 85191.  Application deadline will be April 12, 2021. 

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union. 

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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