Apply for Humanities Core Lectureships
Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be accepted February 16 through April 30, 2015.
This site provides job descriptions and application instructions for lectureship positions in the Humanities Collegiate Division general education (Core) sequences. Applicants for these positions must have a Ph.D. or must be University of Chicago graduate students who have attained ABD status no later than the end of spring quarter 2015. All applicants who are not registered University of Chicago graduate students must, in addition to applying through this site, also apply through the University of Chicago's Academic Careers website (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu) to posting #02475.
The 2015-2016 lecturer salary is $5,000 per section. These positions are part-time, term positions and are not benefits-eligible. University of Chicago graduate students who receive financial aid through the University’s Graduate Aid Initiative will be credited with GAI points for lectureships if applicable. Questions concerning teaching service and service points should be addressed to the applicant's divisional Dean of Students.
Hiring decisions will be made by faculty committees during the early summer quarter, and scheduling is done based on the scheduling requirements of the Humanities Collegiate Division. Preference will be given to those graduate students who have completed a substantial part of their doctoral dissertation, participated in the pedagogical training course offered by the College Writing Program, and served as writing interns in the Humanities Core. For details on the training courses offered by the College Writing Program, contact them at (773) 702-2658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are free to apply for more than one sequence. Brief descriptions of each sequence are provided below. Complete descriptions of the Humanities Core sequences can be found in the College Catalog available on the College website at http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/humanities/.
If you have questions, please contact the HCD Office at 773-702-2959, or write to Norah O’Donnell, HCD Divisional Administrator, at email@example.com.
EXPECTATIONS OF LECTURERS
Lecturers are chosen on the basis of their qualifications as teachers and scholars and the progress of their academic work. Lecturers have full responsibility for teaching one or more sections of a Core Sequence in the Humanities for one or more quarters. Within the limits established by tradition, faculty consensus, and a syllabus of shared readings, lecturers have discretion to teach the class as they prefer. The Faculty Core Coordinator of each Core sequence and the Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division are the resources to which lecturers should turn for assistance with their teaching.
The chief responsibilities of lecturers are the following:
- Attend fall workshops on teaching in the College offered by the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning, unless they have already done so for prior teaching appointments.
- Participate regularly in the meetings of the staff teaching in the same Core. Staff meetings are arranged by the faculty Core Coordinators of each Core sequence.
- Prepare a syllabus that clearly states the objectives of the course, the requirements that students will be expected to fulfill, and the basis on which they will be graded.
- Announce clear policies on grading, attendance, class participation, and cheating, and adhere to those policies.
- Grade and comment on papers in a timely fashion.
- Maintain regular weekly office hours.
- Give students feedback on their performance.
- Work closely with the writing interns to integrate the writing workshops with the Core class.