FEATURED JOB: Part-Time Lecturer in Environmental and Urban Studies- University of Chicago

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Environmental History / Studies

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for one or more part-time Lecturers to teach in the Environmental and Urban Studies major during the 2022-23 academic year. The Environmental and Urban Studies major is the undergraduate program in the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU). It encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the study of environment, geography, and urbanization grounded in theoretical frameworks and research methods from the social sciences and humanities, complemented by approaches from environmental sciences, urban planning and design, and urban science. More information about the program and courses is available here in the College Catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/environmentalstudies/.   


Lecturers will teach between one and four classes over two academic quarters, depending on curricular needs, including one section of “Making the Natural World: Foundations of Human Ecology” in Winter 2023 or one section of “Human Impact on the Global Environment” in Spring 2023. Full course descriptions are available in the College Catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/environmentalstudies/.  Syllabi for the courses will be provided but the Lecturers will be encouraged to create their own course material based on interests and experiences. Responsibilities include preparing and teaching a seminar-style course, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending staff meetings.


This position requires an advanced degree in an area relevant to environmental social sciences or environmental sciences and experience teaching at the college level. Experience teaching in an area relevant to environmental science or studies is preferred.


To be considered for the position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Job Opportunities site: apply.interfolio.com/114948 and upload the following documents: 1) a current CV, 2) a cover letter describing your academic interests, teaching background, teaching qualifications, and course ideas; 3) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) a sample syllabus; and 5) three letters of recommendation.


The review of applications will begin on November 2, 2022, 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.


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.

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Contact Info: 

Gretchen Lyons | gholmes@uchciago.edu