Assistant Instructional Professor in the Humanities Core Curriculum

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for an Assistant Instructional Professor who will teach in and serve as administrative support for the Humanities/Arts Core sequence Poetry and the Human (“PATH”); in particular coordinating the Arts Core side of the course and a tutoring program component in the Humanities Core. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position which starts on September 1, 2022. It carries a two-year renewable term.

The Assistant Instructional Professor will teach five courses in Poetry and the Human over three quarters of each academic year. Under the direction of the sequence’s Faculty Core Chair, the Assistant Instructional Professor will also perform a two-course equivalent of non-classroom instructional and service duties which include organizing and administering a tutoring program in local public schools that is connected with PATH; for the Humanities sequence, helping to organize co-curricular (literary and academic) events for PATH’s students; and helping to coordinate book orders and other materials; for the Arts Core, developing and planning the program of instruction; coordinating the work of instructors; mentoring of graduate student instructors; and the coordination of weekly staff meetings of the Arts Core instructional staff.

For more information about the Humanities and Arts Core curricula, see the College’s online catalog:

The position requires a PhD or equivalent in a relevant humanistic discipline, substantial teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, and evidence of pedagogical excellence. Successful candidates will have demonstrable expertise in the study and composition of poetry. Experience with teaching in both general education (core) curricula and creative writing pedagogy is preferred, as is experience teaching at the K12 level. To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at .

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter describing the applicant’s academic interests and background; a statement of teaching philosophy that describes prior teaching experience and pedagogical approaches that might apply to teaching in the Humanities and Arts Core; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Optionally, recent teaching evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.

Application deadline is July 12, 2022.  Only complete applications will be considered. The position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

Please contact Norah O’Donnell ( with any questions.

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

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

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 with their request.


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