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How to Apply

To apply, send a letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference to Professor Anne Ruggles Gere, Sweetland Center for Writing, 1310 North Quad, 105 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1285.

Job Summary

The Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for one (1) fulltime (100%)  Lecturer III position (pending approval) specializing in science writing to begin September 1, 2017. This is a university year, renewable, non-tenure track position with an expected initial contract of four years, contingent on performance, programmatic need, availability of work, and funding. Full-time load is three courses per semester or the equivalent in other duties.

A center for research as well as teaching, the Sweetland Center for Writing offers a collegial environment of professionals who share a commitment to writing instruction and to incorporating writing into science courses. The Center has recently added new courses in science writing and offers attractive opportunities for candidates interested in writing program and writing center work at a Research I university that offers excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.


Instructional duties are expected to include teaching Writing 100: Transition to College Writing, Writing 200/201: New Media Writing, Writing 400: Advanced Rhetoric and Research in the Sciences, Writing 410: Quantitative Analysis and Writing in the Disciplines, Writing 630: Advanced Writing for Graduate Students in the Sciences, Writing 993: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines, and Writing Workshop which consists of 10 hours per week meeting one-to-one with students seeking help with writing issues across the disciplines. Administrative responsibilities are expected to include conducting outreach to faculty teaching writing in the sciences to help integrate writing into courses, construct appropriate assignments, and assess writing; providing workshops on a range of science writing topics; and serving on departmental committees.

Required Qualifications*

A Ph.D. in a science field and experience in both science and writing are required.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have experience as a working scientist and/or experience with scientific writing including lab reports, research reports and grant proposals. Experience teaching science writing is desired.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is February 17, 2017.

Decision Making Process

Decisions will be made based on the strength of the required and desired qualifications, with focus on strength of past teaching experience and breadth of exposure to the subject matter in the field.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.