Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Political Science

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Position Description

The Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Political Science. This is a full-time instructorship, renewable annually to a maximum term of three years, beginning on or after September 1, 2019. The successful applicant will teach four graduate courses in political science, including one or two methods courses; advise MA students; evaluate MA theses; hire and manage teaching assistants; participate in program admissions, staff hiring, and student recruitment; help train our doctoral student preceptors; and contribute to the intellectual life and administrative needs of the program. The position provides advanced training and professional mentorship in program leadership, research, and teaching, and offers exceptional preparation for tenure-track employment.


Prior teaching experience is required. Familiarity with the University of Chicago's faculty and academic resources is desirable. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD in Political Science, including the dissertation defense, by August 31, 2019, and have the PhD in-hand by January 1, 2020.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply on the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment job board website at apply.interfolio.com/64769 . Applicants must submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an article-length writing sample, 4) three letters of reference, 5) the syllabi from past teaching, and 6) course evaluations or comparable evidence of past teaching performance. The review of applications will begin on July 30 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.