Professor of Law

University of Chicago

United States


The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the program in Law, Letters, and Society. The appointment is non-renewable, for a one-year term that begins September 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience.

The program in Law, Letters, and Society (LLSO) is an undergraduate program that offers a major, courses, student research opportunities, and a variety of co-curricular activities. The program is designed to develop students’ analytical skills and enable informed and critical examination of law broadly construed. Rather than situating the study of the law solely in contemporary debates in the field of American constitutional law, LLSO seeks to organize its exploration of law through the broader terms of “letters” and “society.” LLSO has approximately 120 undergraduate majors and offers courses taught by instructors from diverse disciplines. More information about the program in Law, Letters, and Society can be viewed in the College’s online catalog:

The successful candidate will teach six quarter-length courses during the academic year, including required and elective courses in Law, Letters, and Society. The successful candidate will teach one or two sections of the major's B.A. thesis seminar, a two-quarter sequence. The successful candidate will also participate in developing new coursework for the Law, Letters, and Society major; participate in planning and coordinating co-curricular activities; support the Director and Associate Director in developing workshops, student research experiences, and opportunities for internships and professional placement; and advise up to five B.A. theses.   

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.  


The position requires either a J.D. or a Ph.D. in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements no later than August 31, 2023. Experience teaching at the college level is required.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must submit your application through the University of Chicago ‘s Interfolio job board at and upload the following: 1) a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations or performance reviews; 4) a chapter-length piece of writing; and 5) three letters of recommendation.

The review of applications will begin on July 14, 2023, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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