Funding/Sep 12, 2023

Harper and Schmidt Fellows 2023, University of Chicago

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The College at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as in their original scholarship.

The positions 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, 2024. We welcome applicants from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds who can apply conceptual and methodological creativity and skill to the teaching of general education courses.

In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Collegiate Assistant Professor also has the opportunity to design two independent courses and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. In the fourth year there is a possibility of another quarter of sabbatical with salary reduction. 

Applicants must submit applications to be considered in one of the three program areas:

  • Core courses in the Humanities
  • Core courses in the Social Sciences
  • History of European Civilization or Civilizations of East Asia sequences