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University of Chicago

University of Chicago

An intellectual destination

One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, The University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, The University of Chicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping The University of Chicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.

A transformative education

Our education empowers individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the undergraduate College broaden their perspectives on world issues in the rigorous Core curriculumGraduate programs through our four divisions, six professional schools, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal Arts and Professional Studies transform scholars into leaders and grant access to professors often lauded as some of the world's greatest thinkers.

Groundbreaking research

With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineeringmedicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, The University of Chicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

A commitment to enrich society

Located in one of the world's greatest cities, The University of Chicago is enriched by and invested in the community we call home. As the second-largest private employer in Chicago, our talented faculty, physicians, and staff comprise a dedicated team committed to the mission of the University.

We partner with our South Side neighbors on innovative initiatives with local benefits and replicable outcomes for urban universities everywhere. Meanwhile, our research and ideas have broad impact, crossing borders to drive international conversations. The same is true of our diverse and creative students and alumni, who found businesses, create masterpieces, and win Nobel Prizes.

In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life.

Working at The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a vibrant community of people dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education and research. One of the largest employers in the metropolitan area, the University employs 10,000 diverse and talented individuals who come to work here from all over the world. The University's location in the heart of an urban environment provides many cultural offerings as well as opportunities to engage with the local community.

We invite you to find out more about the many advantages of working at The University of Chicago.

Our Location: Hyde Park

The Hyde Park community is rich in tradition, culturally diverse, and brimming with art, music, and entertainment opportunities. Find out more about living and working in the Hyde Park area.

Our Benefits: An Overview

The University offers a wide array of competitive benefits, learning opportunities, and additional services to our employees. Find out more about how working at the University of Chicago could benefit you.

University of Chicago Facts:

  • 5,860 undergraduate students
  • 9,866 graduate, professional, and other students
  • 160,000 alumni world wide
  • 2,274 full time faculty
  • 7,164 staff
  • 49 majors and 40 minors in the undergraduate College
  • 5 divisions and 6 professional schools for graduate study
  • 99 Nobel Laureates

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Jobs at University of Chicago

  • Senior Research Analyst (Quantitative)

  • Chicago, IL
  • Job location: Hyde Park Campus Employment Type: Full-time Posted data: 2019-03-18 Req: JR04438 Please make sure to read the job posting in its entiret

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  • Senior Developer/Application Administrator

  • Chicago, IL
  • Job location: 5235 S. Harper Court Employment Type: Full-time Posted data: 2019-03-18 Req: JR04437 Please make sure to read the job posting in its ent

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  • Associate Director, Career Services

  • Chicago, IL
  • Job location: Hyde Park Campus Employment Type: Full-time Posted data: 2019-03-18 Req: JR04439 Please make sure to read the job posting in its entiret

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University of Chicago Announcements

Hires and Promotions
  • Ashley Towne

    Director, Journals Division, University of Chicago Press

    Date Announced: May 29, 2018
  • Nipam Patel

    Director, Marine Biological Laboratory

    Date Announced: April 23, 2018

Latest announcements from our capital campaign database for University of Chicago.

Year Given:
Primary Purpose:
Economics department
Amount Given: $125,000,000
Type: Gifts
Year Started:
End Date:
Top priority:
Support for research and education
Goal: $5,000,000,000
Raised to Date: $4,322,000,000
Type: Capital Campaigns
Year Given:
Primary Purpose:
Support for business school
Amount Given: $300,000,000
Type: Largest Gift
Year Given:
Primary Purpose:
Support for business school
Amount Given: $300,000,000
Type: Gifts

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