Position Title: Assistant Professor



The University of Chicago’s Committee on Education invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to start on or after July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to original research and catalyze collaborative relationships with other divisions and schools within the University. The candidate will have a primary appointment in either the Department of Psychology, Sociology, or Comparative Human Development, as well as an appointment in the Committee on Education. The Committee on Education, founded in 2006, has endeavored to make education a central topic of intellectual investigation at the University of Chicago by fostering interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning from expert practice.  



The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2022. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in-hand at the start of the appointment. 


Application Instructions

The review of applications will begin on 8/30/2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at apply.interfolio.com/91319.


Applications must include: 1) a research statement addressing current and future research plans, 2) a teaching statement addressing teaching experiences and courses that applicants are willing to offer to undergraduate and graduate students, 3) a curriculum vita, 4) three letters of recommendation, and 5) a cover letter indicating which department you are applying for.     


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.


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