The University of Chicago: Open Positions

The University of Chicago, founded in 1890 by John D. Rockefeller, is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. The University has 5,860 undergraduate students, 9,866 graduate and professional students, 2,274 full time faculty and 160,000 alumni worldwide. There are 49 majors and 40 minors in the undergraduate College, five divisions and six professional schools for graduate study, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Located in Hyde Park, one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods, the University is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff.

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program is a new University initiative reflecting our commitment to increasing the diversity of our faculty. This program provides funding to individual departments to support scholars from underrepresented groups. It is designed to carry out the University’s mission of cultivating a diverse intellectual community that is enriched by the expertise and professional contributions of people who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

Opportunities for Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed as Instructors for up to two years with the intent that they will be promoted to Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the end of the fellowship period. As Fellows they will expand their research and teaching portfolios while being fully integrated into the academic life of the University of Chicago. Each Fellow will be engaged in mentored research and receive guidance as they create an individualized career plan. The program offers successful candidates the opportunity to produce groundbreaking research in their field, augment their written scholarship, increase their participation in professional meetings, pursue advanced training, expand their networks, and participate in professional development and mentorship with the nation’s premier faculty.

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a research supplement to support travel or research materials and participate in quarterly professional development workshops that include the following topics: Writing and Publishing, Grant Funding and Proposal Writing, Leadership Development, Scholarly Integrity, and Ethics and Professionalization.

Applying and Eligibility for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Applications for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship will be accepted as determined by the soliciting department or division, as declared in their respective fellowship position description. Interested applicants should carefully review the current postdoc announcements listed below and submit the appropriate application materials. Successful applicants must have completed the doctoral degree and must be no more than three years beyond receiving their degree at the time of the fellowship start date.

Persons who currently hold a postdoc or are currently working as an assistant professor are ineligible to apply. Racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please use the link embedded within each job announcement to submit your application.

Instructions: After clicking on one of the job postings below, you will be redirected to UChicago’s Academic Career Opportunities homepage. Click on the left tab “Search Postings” and enter the posting number (PN) that accompanies each job listing below.

Social Sciences Division - Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty Instructor (PN: 03192)

Other Open Positions

Note that some of the links below direct to other relevant job webpages besides the main UChicago job board.

Instructor of Francophone African Literature & Culture (PN: 03368)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (PN: 03393)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in 20th- & 21st-Century Latin American Literature (PN: 03358)

Physical Sciences Division- Faculty Instructor in Statistics (PN: 03219)

Postdoc in Genetic Medicine in Mengjie Chen’s research group

Postdoc in Computational High Energy Density Physics

Stevanovich Institue on the Formation of Knowledge - Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor (PN: 03236)

Physical Sciences Division- Faculty Instructor in Statistics (PN: 03219)


Please refer any questions regarding these postings to Regina Dixon-Reeves, Assistant Vice-Provost for Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]).

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 at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email [email protected] with their request.

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last updated 12-Nov-2017