Thursday, February 16, 2017

Law, Letters & Society at the University of Chicago

[We have the following announcement.]

The College at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Senior Lecturer in and Associate Director of Law, Letters, and Society. This is full-time Senior Lecturer position beginning in the autumn quarter of 2017.  This Senior Lectureship comes with a 3-year appointment.

The program in Law, Letters, and Society (LLSO) at The University of Chicago is concerned with law and legal systems, both historically and contemporaneously. The program is designed to develop the student's analytical skills to enable informed and critical examination of law broadly construed. The organizing premise of the program is that law is a tool of social organization and control, not simply an expression of will or aspiration, and that it is best understood by careful study of both rhetoric and empirical consequences of its application.

The Senior Lecturer will teach an annual four-course load in addition to administratively managing the LLSO program, advising students on BA papers and supervising honors theses in the LLSO major. Duties will include designing and teaching the courses and maintaining office hours to advise students in the major. All administrative management of the program (Student tracking, grade submission, budgeting, programmatic reporting, etc.) will fall under the purview of the Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the LLSO.

This position requires a background in legal history.  A JD is required, PhD preferred.  Applicants with PhD in legal history need not have JD. Teaching experience at a university level is essential.

To apply for this position go to the University of Chicago Academic Careers website.  Select requisition #03241 and upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter discussing your interest and qualifications for the position, contact information for three references, and a syllabus that includes assignments, readings, and a detailed description of past taught courses.

Application deadline is April 10, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered.  

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 773-702-0287 or email with their request.  

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Reference Contact Info, Syllabi