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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the UM jobs website, umjobs.org.

Job Summary

Responsibilities include teaching and coordinating a 100% effort course entitled, “Case studies in interdisciplinary Science” during summer half term 2017. The candidate will provide classroom instruction to incoming LSA undergraduate freshman students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts programs.  Additional duties include participation in college and program wide activities, including attending student exhibitions and program meetings. This course is part of a summer program, M-STEM Academies, to recruit and retain students in STEM majors.

Course Description

“Case studies in interdisciplinary Science” is a science and math course for incoming freshman in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. This course is part of summer program to recruit and retain students in STEM majors. The course focuses on a major issue inspired by recent headlines from a wide range of disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry, math, statistics, and computer science.  The course will span basic concepts and techniques to cutting edge research and includes multiple experts on these topics.  In 2017, the theme is environmental issues in Lake Erie, including eutrophication and algal blooms harmful to human health.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in STEM field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and recent university teaching experience.  Experience working with and engaging diverse groups of undergraduate students essential.

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Selection Process

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a one-term LEO Lecturer I position for Summer half term 2017 (July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017). The lecturer will teach a 100% effort University Course 170, Special Topics, “Case studies in Interdisciplinary Science” for undergraduate students.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017.  Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, ability to complete administrative tasks competently, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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