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Instructional Professor (Open Rank)

University of Chicago, Social Sciences Division, Health and Society Minor Program
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Jan 4, 2024

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
General Anthropology
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

The Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Instructional Professor in the Health and Society Minor program. This is a full-time, career track teaching position. The initial appointment will be for at least three years beginning in the Academic Year 2024-25, with the opportunity for reappointment and promotion. Appointment at the rank Assistant, Associate, or Full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience.

We seek a scholar trained in any social science discipline or interdisciplinary approach, whose teaching and research focuses broadly on topics of medicine and/or health. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with students with a broad range of topical interests. Candidates should be familiar with, and able to teach foundational texts, concepts, and methods in the social sciences of health and medicine. Applicants must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date.

The Instructional Professor’s role comprises a set of responsibilities designed to address Health and Society’s curricular needs and may differ each quarter. The IP will teach up to six undergraduate courses annually, including 2-3 instances of the required Introduction to Health and Society class. The IP will also take part in mentoring/advising students in the Health and Society Minor, designing co-curricular activities to enrich the program, helping with student recruitment, and supporting some of the Minor’s additional programs, such as the BA thesis prize.

The Health and Society Minor is an interdisciplinary program which gives students the conceptual and methodological tools to explore the processes that shape individual and population health in their social, material and physical contexts. To understand health in its broader contexts, the minor encompasses a range of disciplines and methods, and differential emphases on theory, practice and policy implications. Please see our website:

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.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at, and upload the following: (1) a letter of application describing your teaching experience and general suitability for the position (please speak directly to the responsibilities listed above), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a sample syllabus, (4) a teaching statement, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations or a performance evaluation, and (6) the names and contact information for three references. The application system will automatically solicit recommendation letters from the references you list in the online application.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Only complete applications will be considered.

Diversity Statement

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 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 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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