Senior Lecturers and Lecturers in Computational Social Science

  • Professional
  • Chicago, IL
  • Posted 5 days ago
  • Expires on: December 22, 2017

University of Chicago
M.A. Program in Computational Social Science

The University of Chicago invites applications for one or more position(s) as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Computational Social Science. The salary is competitive and includes benefits.

These are full-time teaching positions beginning September 2018 with a renewable three-year term. The successful applicant will teach five graduate courses per year; advise MA students; evaluate MA theses; hire and manage teaching assistants; participate in program admissions, staff hiring, and student recruitment; help train doctoral student preceptors; and contribute to the intellectual life and administrative needs of the MA Program in Computational Social Science ( Prior teaching experience is required.

The ideal candidate would be able to teach in three or more of the following areas: scientific programming with Python; coding best practices; SQL and file-based databases; Spark or Hadoop frameworks; machine learning using structured, semi-structured or unstructured data; Bayesian statistical inference and graphical models; statistical programming with R; optimization; or computational statistics. Other courses may be drawn from the candidate’s area of disciplinary expertise.

Lecturers must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2018. Senior Lecturers are normally more advanced, though the offer might be made in cases of exceptional promise.

Applicants must apply on the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website. The posting for the Senior Lectureship can be found here

The posting for the Lectureship is available here

The following materials should be submitted: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a chapter-length writing sample, 4) a sample course syllabus, 5) course evaluations or evidence of past teaching performance, and 6) three letters of reference.

We will begin reviewing applications November 1 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by January 1 will receive full consideration from our committee. Later applicants are encouraged to contact Chad Cyrenne ( for updates on the status of the search.

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