The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the program in Law, Letters, and Society. The appointment is renewable, and the initial three-year term begins September 1, 2024. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience.
The program in Law, Letters, and Society (LLSO) is an undergraduate program that offers a major, courses, student research opportunities, and a variety of co-curricular activities. The program is designed to develop students’ analytical skills and enable informed and critical examination of law broadly construed. Rather than situating the study of the law solely in contemporary debates in the field of American constitutional law, LLSO seeks to organize its exploration of law through the broader terms of “letters” and “society.” LLSO has approximately 120 undergraduate majors and offers courses taught by instructors from diverse disciplines. More information about the program in Law, Letters, and Society can be viewed in the College’s online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/lawlettersandsociety/
The position involves teaching between up to six quarter-length courses during the academic year, depending on program responsibilities and needs, including required and elective courses in Law, Letters, and Society. The successful applicant will have a scholarly expertise related to law. We are especially interested in candidates whose work focuses on international law, comparative law, or non-common law traditions. Candidates may be asked to teach one or two sections of the major’s B.A. thesis seminar, a two-quarter sequence. They should also be prepared to teach the required LLSO course, “Introduction to Legal Reasoning.” The successful candidate will also participate in developing new coursework for the Law, Letters, and Society major; participate in planning and coordinating co-curricular activities; support the Faculty Director and Program Director in developing workshops, student research experiences, and opportunities for internships and professional placement; and advise up to five B.A. theses.
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.