Physics Phoenix STEM Instructional Professor

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago

The Physical Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for an Instructional Professor (IP) (rank commensurate with experience) to be part of the Phoenix STEM Program team. Phoenix STEM is a new program whose goal is to promote the success of historically under-represented and first-generation students in STEM majors at the University of Chicago. The Physics Phoenix STEM IP will teach collaborative learning workshops to help students succeed in our introductory physics courses and support other pedagogical initiatives in the department. The Physics Phoenix STEM IP will also work with the Phoenix STEM team to develop resources for Phoenix STEM students and serve as an academic advisor for these students. This position reports to the Phoenix STEM Program Director and to the Department of Physics Senior Instructional Professor. Expected start date is between January 1 and July 1, 2023. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits, with time allocated for professional development. 




The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and at least 2 years of teaching experience.  Candidates with knowledge and experience in physics education research as well as in diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply. 


Application Instructions


To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at,  and upload a current curriculum vitae, a syllabus, at least two sample assignments, teaching evaluations from two distinct courses, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references. This job will be posted until filled.


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.


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 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


Posted: 09/11/2022