Lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division - Jewish Civilization

University of Chicago
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Part-Time Lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division - Jewish Civilization

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a part-time Lecturer to teach Jewish Civilization during the 2022-23 academic year. Jewish Civilization is a three-quarter sequence in the University's Civilization Studies program that explores the development of Jewish culture and tradition from its ancient beginnings through its rabbinic and medieval transformations to its modern manifestations. Through investigation of primary texts, students acquire a broad overview of Jew, Judaism, and Jewishness while reflection in greater depth on major themes, ideas, and events in Jewish history. For more information about the University's Civilization Studies program, see the College's online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/civilizationstudies/. The successful candidate will teach between one and four classes, depending on curricular needs, in the 2022-23 academic year. Responsibilities include preparing and teaching a seminar-style course, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending staff meetings. The per-course salary is $7,319, and the position is not benefits eligible. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University. The position requires a Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities area relevant to the curriculum. Experience teaching at the university or four-year college level is required. To be considered for the position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Job Opportunities site: apply.interfolio.com/109241 and upload the following: 1) cover letter describing your academic interests, teaching background, and teaching qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) teaching evaluations; 4) a teaching statement, and 5) three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin on August 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 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. 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. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Social Sciences - Lecturer, Location: Washington, DC - 20037

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