University of Chicago, Center for Latin American Studies
Lecturer, Center for Latin American Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for a position as Lecturer in the Center for Latin American Studies. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position beginning in the 2019–20 academic year. The initial one-year appointment is renewable with opportunity for promotion. The Lecturer is responsible for teaching in the Latin American Studies curriculum, providing academic and career advice to students, and contributing to the academic administration of the Center’s degree programs.
The Lecturer will teach five courses in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) curriculum. One course will be an existing or newly-designed lecture-style course with broad appeal, intended to introduce undergraduate students to a foundational topic in Latin American Studies. One or two course(s) will be a required thesis-writing seminar at the BA or MA level. The remaining two to three courses, at least one of which will be undergraduate-only, will be in the candidate’s area of expertise.
In addition to teaching, the Lecturer will also: work collaboratively with CLAS leadership to refine the curricular requirements and administer the LACS degree programs; develop and lead co-curricular programming to support the academic goals of the degree programs, including a mandatory thesis research and writing workshop during winter and spring quarters; advise LACS students; design and lead activities to promote and enrich the Latin American Studies degree program; participate in MA program admissions and student recruitment; advise a limited number of BA and MA theses; and contribute the administrative needs of the Center for Latin American Studies.
Lecturers must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date. Teaching experience is required, and preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience guiding students on thesis research and writing. Applicants must have demonstrated experience advising students with a broad range of social science and humanities interests. A track record of interdisciplinary scholarship and/or relevant experience in the policy or NGO arenas is preferable.
Applicants are required to apply online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at https://tinyurl.com/yxam8dbh. Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (3) list of three proposed courses, and syllabus of one proposed course; (4) dissertation abstract; and (5) up to three writing samples/publications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of April 30, 2019.
The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union and the SEIU.
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 at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies