The University of Chicago Society of Fellows will begin accepting applications this fall for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor.
The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.
You will have the option to start a new application below. Please note that each applicant must choose a single program sequence and may only submit ONE application.
Applicants may submit applications to be considered in one of the two program areas listed below. Please make sure you review these options carefully before beginning your application.
- Core courses in the Humanities
- Core courses in the Social Sciences/History of European Civilization Core Sequence
The Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2012. In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. The annual salary for 2012-2013 will be $58,500.
The effective date for these teaching appointments will be September 1, 2012.
Online applications must be completed by November 1, 2011 at 11:59PM CST. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online or received in a dossier by November 15, 2011 at 11:59PM CST.
If you are sending a dossier, you may have it sent via email as a single PDF to email@example.com.
Deadline: November 1, 2011 at 11:59PM CST
As part of your online application, you will need to provide the contact information for three references. Note: You will also have the option to submit a dossier with letters of recommendation instead of having individuals submit references online.
To complete your application, you’ll need to upload the following supporting documents:
- A curriculum vitae
- A description of either your dissertation or your most recent major research project, not to exceed 2000 words.
- A teaching statement, not to exceed 750 words, describing your methods and goals in teaching a text in a general education course. Applicants should write about a text of their own choosing. Examples in the Humanities include Plato’s Symposium, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Shakespeare’s Tempest, Wolff’s A Room of One’s Own, or Wright’s Native Son. For the Social Sciences, examples include Weber’s Protestant Ethic, Marx’s 18th Brumaire, Plato’s Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, a selection from The Federalist Papers, or essays from Geertz’s Interpretation of Cultures.
NOTE: Your three online recommendations or your dossier must also be received no later than November 15, 2011 at 11:59PM CST.