Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master of the Arts Program in the Humanities

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Position Description

The Division of the Humanities, in coordination with The Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), seeks to hire a Director of MAPH and Senior Lecturer. This is a full-time position with a five-year renewable term, to start 1 July 2019.

The Senior Lecturer will manage and coordinate, in consultation with the faculty, all aspects of the MAPH program, including the supervision of all academic aspects of the program (curricular oversight, admissions and recruitment, advising and mentoring, and outreach and alumni engagement) and oversight of the administrative components of the program (hiring, events, student affairs, etc.). The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating the performance of full- and part-time academic personnel and full- and part-time administrative staff members. The chosen candidate will typically teach three graduate-level courses, advise students on thesis development, and supervise several MA theses per year. The Director of MAPH will also participate occasionally in external evaluations of unionized Lecturers in other departments. This position reports directly to the Faculty Board Chair of MAPH.


PhD in English or other literary discipline and background in Critical Theory required. A minimum of five years of experience in a leadership position of a graduate program required, including supervision of both academic and administrative subordinates; demonstrated record of graduate teaching and curricular development also required.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago Academic Recruitment website, Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest; a teaching portfolio, including sample student teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, etc.; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Recruitment module.

Application deadline for all required materials is 27 May 2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact James McCormick ([email protected]) with any questions. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 773-702-1032 or email [email protected] with their request.




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Posted: 4/24/2019
Application Due: 6/23/2019
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