Senior 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 a Senior Instructional Professor rank position. The selected candidate will be appointed as Associate Senior Instructional Professor or as Senior Instructional Professor with rank determined by qualifications and years of experience in a similar role. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits.

The University of Chicago is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing and data science activities including a newly-opened, state-of-the-art home for the Department of Computer Science.

Position responsibilities include supervision, training, evaluating and disciplining of Instructional Professor rank appointees in Computer Science and other administrative duties, as well as teaching (up to four courses per academic year).


A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is required; two years’ experience teaching at a college or university as an instructor of record is required; and experience in management of academic personnel is required.

Preference will be given to candidates whose training and experience make them exceptionally qualified to teach undergraduate courses and develop curriculum in one or more of the following areas: data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and applied statistics.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:
§  cover letter;
§  curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
§  description of teaching philosophy and experience; must include a list of courses that you are qualified to teach;
§  description of experience in managing academic personnel;
§  at least three teaching evaluations from at least two distinct classes;
§  applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

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

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 with their request.