Instructional Professor (IP)

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Instructional Professor (IP) in the Department of Psychology ( and the College. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position. The initial two-year appointment will begin Autumn quarter of Academic Year 2021-22 and is renewable with opportunity for promotion. 


The IP will annually teach 6 quarter-long undergraduate classes.  Assignments may include intensive discussion courses in the Social Sciences Core curriculum, as well as introductory survey-level classes and upper level elective seminars in psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates who are qualified to teach a wide range of classes in different areas of psychological science, including undergraduate level courses in social, affective, and personality psychology.  The IP will also participate in co-curricular and service activities that help support the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, including advising undergraduates seeking careers in psychological science. The IP may train and manage teaching assistants. The position includes time and support for professional development.


The position requires a PhD in experimental psychology or a related discipline focusing on basic research questions in psychology; the degree must be in-hand prior to the start date. Teaching experience with undergraduate courses focusing on basic research questions in psychology is required. The candidate's record must demonstrate potential to design and teach courses to undergraduate students at a selective university.


Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at  Applications are required to include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement, and 4) example course syllabi.  In addition, if available, teaching evaluations from courses previously taught are strongly preferred.  Also, three letters of reference are required to be submitted online.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 28, 2021, and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled or the search is closed.


This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

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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