Senior Instructional Professor (Open Rank)

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The University of Chicago
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Senior Instructional Professor (Open Rank)

Department of Mathematics, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee


Jan 29, 2024


The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for a position of Senior Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Senior Instructional Professor, Associate Senior Instructional Professor, or Senior Instructional Professor, with rank determined by qualifications. Depending on the rank, the appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable with the possibility for promotion. This is a career-track position with a competitive salary and benefits. The appointment is expected to begin between July 1, 2024 and September 1, 2024.

The primary responsibilities of this position involve the management of our program of courses for students majoring in the physical sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, and molecular engineering. This position will take charge of courses for non-math majors; updating the content of the courses, having periodic discussions with other departments about their needs and supervising those who teach in the program. Additional duties include ensuring courses fit together through collaboration with, and oversight of, instructors teaching service courses; teaching three one-quarter courses per year and directing a variety of service courses; supervising course instruction, assisting with course placement, and advising students.

Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2024. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a closely related field

  • At least two years of teaching experience as the instructor of record in a range of undergraduate mathematics courses, such as single-variable calculus, multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, or differential equations

  • Experience in management of academic programs, personnel, and budgets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or academic background in the physical sciences

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website at .

A complete application consists of: 

  • A cover letter;

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae; 

  • Syllabi of courses previously taught

  • Evidence of successful management of programs or evidence of potential to do so;

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as, but not limited to, course evaluations or other relevant assessments)

  • A teaching statement, including a summary of teaching activities, a detailed explanation of teaching philosophy and goals, and a list of courses previously taught, if applicable;

  • Three or more letters of recommendation, at least two of which must address teaching ability.

  • Submit all materials in PDF.

    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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