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Senior Lecturer and Co-Chair of the Fundamentals Program

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University of Chicago
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The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Senior Lecturer in its undergraduate program Fundamentals: Issues & Texts. Starting on 1 September 2020, the initial appointment is for one year and renewable for three years upon successful review. In addition to the appointment as Senior Lecturer, the successful candidate will be appointed as Co-Chair of the Fundamentals Program, working under the direction of the Faculty Chair of Fundamentals: Issues & Texts. The regular annual teaching load will be a minimum of 4 courses in the Fundamentals: Issues & Texts program.
The Fundamentals: Issues and Texts program brings undergraduates together with some of UChicago s most distinguished professors in fields from the humanities and social sciences, representing interests and competencies in both the East and the West and scholarship in matters ancient and modern. This diversity exists within a common agreement about the primacy of fundamental questions and the centrality of important texts and reading them well. Working with a faculty adviser, students develop their own program of study. The Fundamentals program is comprised of 13 courses, a Junior Paper, and the Senior Exam. Further information about the program can be found at:, and
As Senior Lecturer and Co-Chair of the Fundamentals Program, the successful applicant will regularly teach the Gateway course as well as Texts and Issues courses within the Fundamentals curriculum; conduct the Junior Paper/Project seminar; advise students on course selection, program policy issues, grant/fellowship opportunities; enroll new majors and minors and track their progress through the program; liaise with College Advising regarding the academic progress of majors/minors; aid majors in identifying appropriate faculty advisors for Junior Papers and research projects; coordinate the Senior Exams and dossiers required for BA Honors applications; oversee undergraduate awards; advise students on internships, post-graduate employment, and graduate school applications; plan and organize, in collaboration with the Faculty Chair, the program s co-curricular events; engage in outreach activities to promote the Fundamentals major and minor; assist the Faculty Chair in the evaluation of the undergraduate curriculum and in the development of new curricular initiatives; maintain, update, and enhance the program s website; coordinate program faculty meetings, aid the Faculty Chair in preparing the annual report on the program; and work on alumni outreach. Supervision of Junior Papers and Senior Exams of Fundamentals majors may also be required.
Application deadline for all required materials is February 29, 2020. Only completed applications will be considered. Please contact Malynne Sternstein, , with any questions.
This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.
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