The Harris School of Public Policy invites applications for an Assistant Instructional Professor in Public Policy Studies, a dynamic, multidisciplinary major grounded in the social sciences, with substantial inputs from economics, sociology, political science, and law, among other disciplines.
The hire will be expected to contribute to the Public Policy Studies major by developing coursework that contributes to the Public Policy Studies core and elective curriculum, mentoring individual undergraduate theses, assisting in program administration, and building learning experiences that engage students with relevant professional communities. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a desire and ability to teach Policy Implementation, a key component of our core curriculum—particularly those candidates with scholarly expertise in the sociology of organizations and/or program or policy implementation expertise. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with experience related to teaching undergraduate practicum courses (courses that involve student field research in service of a government or community-based client). Candidates with expertise in a substantive policy area, including but not limited to health policy and education are particularly welcome.
The position will be a two-year, renewable appointment to begin on or after September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a PhD or terminal degree in the social sciences or law and a proven record of teaching excellence and mentoring in at least one field relevant to public policy. A track record of research publications or practitioner experience are also highly desired. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. by the start date and teaching experience. The Assistant Instructional Professor will teach 4-6 courses per academic year, depending on non-classroom responsibilities.
The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic job board at: http://apply.interfolio.com/90621.
Applicants are required to upload the following materials: 1) a letter of application 2) contact information for 2 references; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) teaching statement that describes prior teaching experience, pedagogical approaches, expertise in public policy studies, and experience mentoring undergraduate students; 5) teaching evaluations and 6) sample syllabi. Review of applications will begin on August 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.