Primary Instructor - Summer 2023 Immersion and Summer Online

University of Chicago Remote
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March 24, 2023
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

The College

Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, IL


Primary instructors have full responsibility for teaching part or all of a course in the Immersion or Summer Online programs for pre-college (academically advanced high school) students, developed in collaboration with the Summer Session Office. These are graded courses designed specifically for academically advanced high school students ready to tackle UChicago undergraduate-level material and assignments, and feature both traditional (e.g., lecture, discussion) and experiential (e.g., labs, field trips) learning activities.

Courses are taught in one of two formats:

  • An intensive three-week format (June 12-29 or July 5-21, 2023) that meets in-person Monday through Friday, from 9am to 3pm, with a lunch break from 11:30am to 1pm. (Please note that circumstances might necessitate moving in-person courses to remote instruction, so candidates should be ready to shift to that format. The course dates would remain the same, with some modification of the daily schedule.)

  • An intensive five-week format (July 5-August 4, 2023) that is remotely taught, with synchronous class sessions held Monday through Friday, for two hours in the morning or evening, plus additional morning and afternoon discussion or lab sections, and asynchronous materials such as pre-recorded lectures made available via Canvas.

Our instructional employment webpage contains the list of course offerings in which we have openings, as well as more information about our policies and processes:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred

  • Prior teaching experience at the university or four-year college level required; familiarity with UChicago pedagogical practices, style, and curriculum preferred

  • Previous experience working with high school students or in an intensive summer program preferred, but not required

  • Candidates whose University of Chicago affiliation will end before the start of summer quarter (such as graduate students planning to graduate in the spring) will need to apply as external applicants; contact [email protected] for more information

All hires must be approved by the Offices of the College Dean and Provost, are conditional on having authorization to work in the United States, and are also contingent on successful completion of a background check. All pre-college instructors must complete mandatory training on Safety of Minors on Campus compliance.

Instructors of remotely taught courses must be in the United States when teaching for the program, specifically in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin for tax purposes. Remote instructors must be able to perform their responsibilities from a remote location, and their remote work arrangements are their responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, an adequate internet connection and an adequate working space.

External candidates hired for this position will hold an appropriate title based on their status and affiliation at the time of appointment. For candidates hired as lecturers, this position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

How to apply

  1. Visit our Summer Session Pre-College page to learn more about the programs and their current course offerings, particularly those in which we have openings, as listed on our instructional employment page. Make sure that you are available to teach during the scheduled dates and times posted for the course before you apply.

  2. Submit your application for the primary instructor position through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at You will be required to upload a copy of your cover letter, CV, and reference contact information for current or previous teaching supervisor and/or department chair.

  3. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning March 17, 2023. Applications will still be accepted after this date until all positions are filled.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

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