Instructional Professor (open rank)


University of Chicago
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for teaching positions for the position of Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits, with time allocated for professional development. This position is expected to begin in academic year 2023-2024.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

The University of Chicago is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing and data science. We seek individuals who can help us fulfill our educational objectives. Position responsibilities include teaching (average teaching load is two courses per quarter in the fall, winter and spring quarters) and non-classroom instructional or service duties as needed.

Qualifications

Candidates must have either:
• A doctorate in Computer Science or a related field at the time of appointment or;
• A master’s degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience.

At least one year of prior university-level teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is required.

Candidates who are qualified to teach courses in one or more of the following areas are preferred: introduction to programming, computer systems, databases, data engineering, algorithms, discrete mathematics and machine learning.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: apply.interfolio.com/112089.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:
§  cover letter;
§  curriculum vitae;
§  description of teaching philosophy and experience. Must include a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach;
§  applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

Optional: Candidates may submit teaching evaluations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected 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 equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.