Employment Opportunities

March 8, 2019: Open instructional positions for 2019 Summer Language Institute courses are now posted and accepting applications. 

Instructors

Lecturers have full responsibility for teaching one or more sections of an established language course, in collaboration with the home department and Summer Session, which are offered based on departmental and student needs. Language courses may have multiple instructors and/or assistant instructors, so candidates must be prepared to coordinate with their co-instructors and/or assistant instructors.  Modern language instructors will also be required to give a four-skills proficiency exam developed by the Chicago Language Center at the end of the course. Introductory and intermediate language courses are taught in an intensive, condensed format; these 300-unit courses meet 4 or 5 days each week for 6, 7, or 8 weeks.

Available instructor positions and specific dates for Summer 2019:

  • Introductory Ancient Greek (6/24 – 7/19 or 7/22 – 8/16)
  • Introductory Chinese (7/31 – 8/16)
  • Introductory Latin (7/22 – 8/16)
  • Intermediate Latin (7/15 – 8/2)
  • Introductory Korean (7/22 – 8/16)
  • Introductory French (6/24 – 7/19)

To apply for an Instructor position, please submit an application through the UChicago Academic Career Opportunities site, posting 04090. The link to the specific job posting is: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=186878 

Course/Language Assistants

Course/Language Assistants assist the primary Instructor with teaching one or more sections of an established language course, in collaboration with the home department and Summer Session, which are offered based on departmental and student needs. Language courses may have multiple instructors and/or assistant instructors, so candidates must be prepared to coordinate with their co-instructors and/or assistant instructors.  Introductory and intermediate language courses are taught in an intensive, condensed format; these 300-unit courses meet 4 or 5 days each week for 6, 7, or 8 weeks.

These positions are ideal for graduate students with advanced language proficiency and an interest in deepening their teaching experience.  

Courses in need of Assistants:

  • Introductory Arabic Level 1 (6/24 – 8/16)
  • Arabic Level 2 (6/24 – 8/16)
  • Introductory French (6/24 – 8/16)
  • Introductory German (6/24 – 8/9)
  • Introductory Ancient Greek (6/24 – 8/16)
  • Intermediate Ancient Greek (6/24 – 8/2)
  • Introductory Latin (6/24 – 8/16)
  • Intermediate Latin (6/24 – 8/2 or 7/15 – 8/2)
  • Introductory Spanish (6/24 – 8/16)

The SLI also offers 100-unit reading for academic research courses that meet two days per week. Assistants are also needed for these languages:

  • Reading French for Research (6/24 – 8/2)
  • Reading German for Research (6/24 – 8/2)
  • Reading Hebrew for Research (6/24 – 8/2)

To apply for the Language/Course Assistant positions, please submit your application via email by April 8, 2019 to Sarah Lopez, Assistant Director of Summer Session Academic Programs, at slopez@uchicago.edu.