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The College at the University of Chicago will begin accepting applications on August 19, 2022, 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 teaching as well as in their original scholarship.

Applicants must submit applications to be considered in one of the program areas listed below. Please make sure you review these options carefully before beginning your application.

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, 2023. 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 two independent courses and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. In the fourth year there is a possibility of another quarter of sabbatical with salary reduction. The annual salary for 2023-24 will be $80,166.00, carries full benefits, and an annual professional development fund of $6,500.

The terms and conditions of this position are described in the collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

The effective date for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2023.

Online applications must be completed by October 14, 2022, 11:59:59 pm EDT.

Online Application

Deadline: October 14, 2022, 11:59:59 pm EDT

To complete your application, you will need to upload the following supporting documents:

Applications will be accepted starting August 19, 2022, 10:00:00 am EDT.

Important Dates

October 14, 2022, 11:59:59 pm EDT: Online application deadline. No late applications will be accepted.

In late December 2022: Additional materials will be requested from selected candidates.

February 2023 - April 2023: Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits
May 2023 - June 2023: All candidates will be contacted at the conclusion of the search

August 31, 2023: Ph.D. requirements fulfilled
September 1, 2023: Teaching appointments begin

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 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

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-0681 or email with their request.

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