Instructor, Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (joint with the History Department), University of Chicago

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Application Deadline: May 30, 2017

Instructor, One Year, non-renewable

The Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (CHSS) and the Department of History at the University of Chicago invite applications for a one-year, non-renewable position as Instructor, commencing in fall of 2017. This is both a teaching and research position, with responsibilities during the nine-month Academic Year. The area of research should focus on history of biology, preferably in the European context of the 19th and 20th centuries. The successful candidate will teach two courses of his or her design, developed in consultation with the director of the undergraduate program in History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Medicine (HiPSS). The successful candidate would be expected to take part in the various activities of the department(s), including workshops (the colloquia series), and the Seminar on Important Things.

We value diversity among students, staff, and faculty and therefore encourage applications from women and underrepresented minority scholars. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or related field in hand by the start of the appointment. Applications must be submitted online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter describing their competencies along with teaching and research objectives, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a five to twenty page writing sample. Optionally, applicants may also submit the names and contact information of two referees. The deadline for application is May 30, 2017.

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 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Contact: Beth Calderon, Department Administrator, CHSS and the Morris Fishbein Center.

Posted: April 20, 2017