Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Core – Social Science Inquiry (Open Rank)

The University of Chicago

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the Social Sciences Core sequence Social Science Inquiry (General). The emphasis in the General Social Science Inquiry Sequence is on questions of research design (with special attention to causal inference, through both experimental and observational approaches), statistical analysis, and presentation. The appointment is renewable, with an initial term of at least three years, beginning September 1, 2024. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience. More information about the Social Sciences Core can be viewed in the College’s online catalog:

The Instructional Professor will teach six quarter-length courses each academic year (typically 2-2-2) in the Social Sciences  Collegiate Division, primarily in the Social Science Inquiry sequence. In addition to teaching, the Instructional Professor will contribute to the ongoing development of the Core’s curriculum. The successful candidate will be required to participate actively in weekly staff meetings, attend other course-related events, and hold regular office hours.


The position requires a Ph.D. in a social science with a specialization in quantitative research and a demonstrated record of teaching experience.
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at and upload the following:

  1. a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. Syllabi of courses previously taught and/or designed by the candidate or sample syllabi of proposed courses;
  4. a teaching statement;
  5. evidence of pedagogical accomplishment and promise: such as a teaching portfolio, recent course evaluations, third-party observations of the applicant’s teaching if available, or other relevant assessments.
  6. a chapter-length piece of writing;
  7. three letters of recommendation.

Only complete applications will be considered.

The review of applications will begin on November 18, 2023, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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.

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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

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