NONCREDIT TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES 2011–2012
The Humanities, Arts, and Sciences division at the UC Graham School of General Studies seeks instructors to teach noncredit courses to adult students. We are looking for course proposals. We offer courses in: African & African-American Studies, Art & Art History, Chicago Studies, Classics, Culinary Arts, Drama, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Global Studies, History, Languages, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Science.
Visit grahamschool.uchicago.edu/php/has to see current course descriptions, instructors, and instructor bios.
Who teaches the courses and who takes them?
Courses are taught by graduate students in advanced residency, faculty, and experts in their field. The students are serious, active learners who bring extensive life and academic experience to class. No grades, papers, or exams are given. The typical salary for an 8–week, 20–contact hour course is $1,225.
Where and when do courses take place?
Classes take place at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, just east of Michigan Avenue, on the north side of the Chicago River. Courses are offered on weekday mornings and evenings as well as Saturday mornings and afternoons. While other formats are possible, courses usually last 8 weeks. Autumn 2011 courses will begin in mid-September and end before Thanksgiving.
What should be submitted with the course proposal? CV and 40–word bio. 100–word course description, written in clear, concise prose free of academic or technical jargon. Syllabus including course objective, weekly requirements, and a reading list. (2) Letters of recommendation attesting to your mastery of the subject matter and your ability in the classroom. These may be submitted electronically. Schedule including preferences for days, times, and terms.
The deadline for autumn course proposals is Friday, January 7, 2011.
Winter (January–March), spring (March–May), and summer (June–August) course proposals will also be considered at that time. Course proposals may be submitted on an ongoing basis after January 7, but the room schedule may already be filled.
Submit all proposals and syllabi electronically to Pamela Wickliffe at