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Lecturer in Philosophy and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date September 1, 2019
Job description

Lecturer in Philosophy and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer, expected to start on 1 September 2019. The initial appointment is for one year, and is renewable upon successful review. In addition to the appointment as Lecturer, the successful candidate will be appointed as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy and in that role will be working under the direction of the Faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). The regular annual teaching load will be a minimum of six courses in the Department of Philosophy's undergraduate program and the College's Humanities Core, reduced to a minimum of four while serving as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies.

As Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, the successful applicant will advise students on choice of track, course selection, program policy issues, study abroad as well as grant/fellowship opportunities; enroll new majors and minors and track their progress through the program; liaise with College Advising regarding the academic progress of majors/minors; aid majors in identifying appropriate Faculty advisors for BA theses and research projects; coordinate dossiers required for BA Honors applications and oversee undergraduate awards; advise students on internships, post-graduate employment, and graduate school applications; plan and organize, in collaboration with the DUS, the department's co-curricular events; engage in outreach activities to promote the Philosophy major and minor; assist the DUS in the evaluation of the undergraduate curriculum and in the development of new curricular initiatives; maintain, update, and enhance the undergraduate section of the departmental website; aid the DUS in preparing the annual report on the undergraduate program; and work with the Departmental Administrator on alumni outreach. The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies may also be asked to supervise BA theses of Philosophy majors in the Intensive Track.

All requirements for the doctoral degree in Philosophy or a related field must be completed by the start of the appointment. A strong record of undergraduate teaching at the college or post-secondary level is required. Experience in administration and student advising desirable.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, and select requisition #04091.

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest; a teaching portfolio which includes student teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system.

Application deadline for all required materials is 12 April 2019. Only completed applications will be considered. Please contact William Weaver (wweaver@uchicago.edu) with any questions.

Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

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

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Once on Academic Careers website, select requisition #04091 to apply to this position.
Web address to apply https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 12, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
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Scheduled expiry date April 12, 2019, 11:59pm CST
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