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Positions Available

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the following positions:

1. Lecturer

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Lecturer. This position is for a term of one or two years, with the possibility of renewal. The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union as a Lecturer 3. The relationship between the lecturers and the university is governed in part through a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year, contributions to the effective functioning of the undergraduate program, and ongoing professional development. Screening will begin July 10, 2019, and continue until all available positions are filled.

Completion of a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or a closely related field is required prior to the start of appointment. Applicants should be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate courses in mathematics including single and multivariable calculus, and linear algebra.

Application Instructions
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website at

A complete application consists of: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) teaching statement, including a history of courses taught, (3) three or more letters of reference, at least two of which address teaching ability.

Applicants are encouraged to submit any additional material which they believe sheds light on their teaching experience and ability. Applicants are particularly encouraged to submit copies of teaching evaluations. We also welcome material on relevant experience with administration of undergraduate programs, curriculum development, or educational outreach.

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-7328 or email with their request.

Who Was L.E. Dickson?

Leonard Eugene Dickson (1874-1957) received the first doctorate in Mathematics awarded by the University of Chicago, in 1896, and taught here from 1900 until his retirement in 1939. Dickson was a towering mathematician and extraordinary teacher. He directed more than fifty dissertations and wrote 270 papers and 18 books. His original research contributions made him a leading figure in the development of modern algebra.