Lecturer in Social Sciences
University of Chicago
United States

Lecturer in Social Sciences


The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for part-time Lecturers to teach Russia and Eurasia: Empires, Societies, Cultures during the 2024-25 academic year. Russia and Eurasia: Empires, Societies, Cultures is a three-quarter sequence in the undergraduate Civilization Studies program. For more information about Russia and Eurasia and Civilization Studies, see the College’s online catalog: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/civilizationstudies/.

Responsibilities include preparing and teaching seminar-style courses, holding regularly scheduled office hours, preparing and grading assignments, and attending staff meetings. 

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 position requires a Ph.D. in Russian literature or history or another area relevant to the study of Russian history. Experience teaching at the university or four-year college level is preferred.

Application Instructions

To be considered for the position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio site at: apply.interfolio.com/145930

Candidates are required to submit the following documents: 

  1. a cover letter describing your academic interests, teaching background, and qualifications for teaching Russia and Eurasia: Empires, Societies, Cultures; 
  2. a curriculum vitae; 
  3. a teaching statement; 
  4. syllabi of courses previously taught and/or designed by the candidate or sample syllabi of proposed courses 

The review of applications will begin on June 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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