Summer Session

Summer Session Instructional Employment

Every summer, some of UChicago’s best teaching talent can be found in the classroom with our own College students as well as academically talented high school and visiting undergraduate students from around the world. Offerings include:

  • Undergraduate Summer Quarter courses, drawn from the existing College curriculum that primarily serve current College students
  • Pre-college courses, specially designed for academically advanced high school students from around the world who are ready to tackle undergraduate-level material
  • Summer Language Institute courses, crafted to cover the same content provided in a quarter-long course or year-long sequence in 3 to 8 weeks  

We are currently accepting applications for the openings in the course offerings listed below. Proposals for new offerings in Summer 2022 are no longer being accepted.

Summer Session 2022 Employment Information

    In Summer 2022, we will be offering courses that are designed to be either in-person or remote.  Remote instructors and course assistants must be able to perform their responsibilities from a remote location, and their remote work arrangements are their responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, an adequate internet connection and an adequate working space.

    Instructors
    Instructors of remote courses must be in the United States when teaching for the program, specifically in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin for tax purposes.

    Course Assistants (CAs)
    CAs (which include Teaching Assistants, Lab Assistants, Lectors, Graders, etc.) in remote courses who are current UChicago students must be in the United States when working in the program, unless they are enrolled in a UChicago Study Abroad program. 

    CAs in remote courses who are not current UChicago students must be in the United States when teaching for the program, specifically in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin for tax purposes.

     

    Internal UChicago Candidates

    1. After reviewing the list of courses currently hiring (below), visit the program pages to learn more about the program and the specific course for which you are interested in applying. Make sure that you are available to teach during the scheduled dates and times posted for the course before you apply
    2. Submit your application for the Course Assistant position (this includes Teaching Assistants and Language Assistants) through UChicago Handshake or UChicago GRAD Gargoyle job boards.  You will be required to upload a copy of your cover letter, CV, and reference contact information for current or previous teaching supervisor. 
    • Each posting covers all courses listed within that program- list the course(s) for which you are interested in applying in your cover letter.  If you would like to apply for courses in different programs, please submit an application for each program posting.
      • Here are the posting numbers for the different programs:
        • Handshake (undergraduates)
          • Immersion/Scholarship: Posting #6206844
          • Summer Online: Posting #6206839
          • September Term: Posting #6265273
          • Summer Quarter: Posting #6265217
        • UChicago GRAD Gargoyle (graduate students)
          • Immersion/Scholarship: Posting #74264
          • Summer Online: Posting #74266
          • Summer Quarter: Posting #74268
          • September Term: Posting #74270
          • Summer Language Institute: Posting #74262
    1. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2022. Applications will still be accepted after this date until all positions are filled.

    External Candidates
    Some course assistant positions are open to external candidates- the charts in the "Courses with staffing needs" section, below, indicate which are and are not. External Candidates include UChicago alumni, former employees, or those who have never had an affiliation to UChicago. 

    External Candidates should submit a Summer Session Course Assistant Application and only for positions which are marked as being open to external candidates.

    Internal UChicago Candidates
    Please contact your/ the offering department if you are interested in teaching a course listed.

    External Candidates

    1. Visit our program pages (above) to learn more about the program and the specific course for which you are interested in applying. Make sure that you are available to teach during the scheduled dates and times posted for the course before you apply
    2. Submit your application for the Primary Instructor position through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board.  You will be required to upload a copy of your cover letter, CV, and reference contact information for current or previous teaching supervisor and/or department chair. 
      1. The direct link for the Immersion program job posting is: https://academicjobs.uchicago.edu/positions/89064
      2. The direct link for the Summer Language Institute job posting is: https://academicjobs.uchicago.edu/positions/89056
      3. The direct link for the Summer Quarter Undergraduate Course Offerings job posting is http://apply.interfolio.com/104526
    3. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, 2022. Applications will still be accepted after this date until all positions are filled.

     

    Current UChicago Affiliates

    For those current UChicago affiliates on 9-month appointments (meaning that you do not have contractual obligations during the Summer Quarter, even if you are paid over 12 months) at UChicago, all Summer Session teaching is considered extra service, whether you are a senior lecturer, lecturer, or faculty member. This means that it does not count towards contractual teaching obligations for the academic year. It does mean, however, that you will receive additional compensation for your teaching, above and beyond your annual salary or stipend. When taking on additional obligations such as summer teaching, please be aware that you cannot earn more than the equivalent of 3/9ths of your regular academic year salary in total extra service pay; your summer teaching compensation may be affected by any prior or subsequent extra service, if it would make the total exceed 3/9ths.

    Those on 12-month appointments should consult with their department supervisor and HR staff regarding summer teaching, which may not be compensated as extra service. 

    For Summer Quarter Undergraduate courses (100 units), in Summer 2021, the standard per course compensation rate for faculty, senior lecturers, and full-time lecturers was 1/9 regular academic year salary, with a minimum of $7,000 and a maximum of $9,000 per course. 

    Graduate student instructor pay varies. Contact Summer Session for more information. 

    External Candidates

    External candidates and other adjuncts who were hired as temporary, part-time lecturers were paid $7,000 in Summer 2021.

    Pre-college Instructional Salaries

    Because they involve more contact hours, pre-college Immersion courses provide remuneration at a rate of 1.5 times that of standard Summer Quarter undergraduate courses. 

Courses with staffing needs

    Course Title Course Number Section(s)  Position Open Preferred Applicant Academic Level Open to External Candidates
               

    No positions are currently open.

    Course Title Course Number Section(s)  Position Open Preferred Applicant Academic Level Open to External Candidates
               

    No positions currently available.

    See the Summer Online program page for course and program details. 

    Course Title Course Number Section(s)  Position Open Preferred Applicant Academic Level Open to External Candidates
    Summer Intensive Introductory German GRMN 10123 91 Language Assistant graduate or post-graduate Yes
    Reading German for Research Purposes Prerequisite Course GRMN 13333 91 Teaching Assistant graduate or post-graduate Yes
    Reading German for Research Purposes GRMN 33300 91 Teaching Assistant graduate or post-graduate Yes

    See the Summer Language Institute (SLI) program page for course and program details.   

    Primary Instructor: no instructor positions are currently available.

    Course Title Course Number Section(s)  Position Open Preferred Applicant Academic Level Open to External Candidates

    Course Assistants: no CA positions are currently available.

    Course Title Course Number Section(s)  Position Open Preferred Applicant Academic Level Open to External Candidates
               

    See the Summer Quarter program page for course and program details.    

    Course Title Course Number Section(s)  Position Open Preferred Applicant Academic Level Open to External Candidates
    International Human Rights Law and Practice HMRT 24823 91 Teaching Assistant graduate No

    *This course is being offered twice, but, currently, only the September Term section has an opening for a Teaching Assistant.

    See the September Term program page for course and program details.