Lecturer - Comparative Human Development

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The University of Chicago invites applications for a lecturer in the Department of Comparative Human Development. This is a two-year, full-time, non-renewable temporary teaching position beginning in the 2019–2020 academic year. 

The Department of Comparative Human Development (CHD) at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary department whose faculty includes anthropologists, biologists, linguists, psychologists, sociologists, and methodologists whose theories and methods cross individual social science disciplines. Research in the department explores the social, cultural, psychological, and biological processes of change that vary across time, between individuals, between societies and cultures, and between species. Please see our website, https://humdev.uchicago.edu.  

The Lecturer will teach six courses, four in the CHD curriculum and two in the undergraduate core curriculum. CHD courses will be existing or newly-designed courses with broad appeal, intended to introduce undergraduate students to foundational topics in CHD, and with broader import in the social sciences.  In addition to teaching, the Lecturer will work with the Department Chair and the Director of Undergraduate Studies to develop undergraduate programming and advise BA theses. 

Lecturers must have the PhD in hand before October 1, 2019. Teaching experience is required, and preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience teaching in the areas of self, culture, and society. We are also interested in scholars with expertise in cultural psychology or psychological anthropology. 

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/67371.  Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; 3) course packet that includes descriptions and syllabi of three or more proposed courses; 4) teaching statement; 5) any available teaching evaluations; and 6) two letters of recommendation.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled and/or the search is closed. 

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