Instructional Professor, Department of Psychology

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 11-Jan-24

Location: Chicago, IL

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 139047

The University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Instructional Professor (IP) at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full in the Department of Psychology ( ) and the College. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position. The initial appointment term is from three to five years depending on rank and will begin on or after July 1, 2024, and is renewable with opportunity for promotion based on a performance review. 

The successful candidate 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 electives in psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates who are qualified to teach both introductory and advanced courses in data analytic techniques and computational tools used in psychological research. Although the area of expertise in psychology is open, the successful candidate will have expertise in using these techniques in their own research. The IP will also participate in co-curricular and service activities that help support the teaching mission of the department, including occasional workshops and advising for students on the use of such tools in their own research projects. The IP may train and manage teaching assistants. The position includes time and support for professional development.

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in psychological science 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.


Candidates should apply online at the University of Chicago's Interfolio website at . Applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement, and 4) syllabi for two proposed courses. In addition, if available, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching performance in courses previously taught are strongly preferred. Also, three letters of reference are required to be submitted online. Ph.D. must be in hand by start of appointment.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

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 .

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, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or 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 [email protected] with their request.

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