A diverse and intellectually stimulating work environment

The University of Chicago produces ideas that matter—and enriches human life around the world. We do this by hiring the best people in the world—not only at the faculty level, but also as professional researchers, administrative staff, and student employees. Together these workgroups, teams, labs, and administrative units create unique programs on- and off-campus.

As the city of Chicago’s second-largest private employer, and the largest on the South Side, the University has numerous opportunities for outstanding people. And we proudly hire people of diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, races, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, military status, and more. Together faculty and staff enrich the University community with their unique perspectives and wide-ranging skills and expertise.


University of Chicago Careers is a place for both internal and external candidates at any level to find job listings and additional information about working for the University and living in Hyde Park. International candidates can also find logistical information about working in the United States. 

The Office of Career Advancement is a university resource open to students.  The office works with Graduate Students in both M.A. and Ph.D. Programs to build networks and prepare for interviews both inside and outside the academy.


The University is committed to providing benefits that matter to you and your family at each stage of your employment.

Employee Resources

The Division of the Social Sciences looks for people who want to make a difference. We help employees to that by helping employees grow in their work and by recognizing that great people contribute to the world outside of their workgroups and workplaces. The University provides a variety of resources to support the employees

Hiring Postdocs


The University was home to the first PhD to an African American woman, the first minority scholarship program at a business school, and the city of Chicago’s first gay liberation organization. Firsts come from diverse workgroups—and we plan to have many more firsts in the future. We are constantly looking for outstanding individuals to join our team.