How to Apply
This position is interdependent with posting (#137083), Learning Director. Candidates must apply for both positions. The selected candidate must also possess the education and experience to serve as the Hub Learning Director. In lieu of cover letter and CV for this position, please attach as one document a teaching philosophy, summary of courses taught and name and contact of two recommenders who can speak to your teaching.
LSA Undergraduate Education invites applicants for a LEO Lecturer I position semester to teach at least four courses per year in support of the LSA Opportunity Hub. The Opportunity Hub reports to the assistant dean for student development and career initiatives and is housed under the area of LSA Undergraduate Education. The LSA Opportunity Hub is a transformational initiative to encourage all students to connect their liberal arts education with their goals and aspirations. Hub staff collaborates with campus partners to facilitate access to internships, funding, employer partnerships, and alumni mentors so students can explore challenging, diverse opportunities, discover what matters most to them in their education and beyond, and put their liberal arts education to work.
We are seeking candidates who have innovative approach to work; Enjoy working in a quickly evolving area and are comfortable taking action in a growing and changing workplace. Additionally, we seek candidates with a commitment creating access to opportunities for the diverse population of LSA students and have an interest and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.
The position will teach at least four courses Applied Liberal Arts Courses each academic year, ALA 125: Positioning Yourself for a Successful Internship and ALA 225: Undergraduate Internship Course. The expected effort for this position is 22% per course. Decisions regarding specific course offerings and scheduling of courses will be made with the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Student Development and Career Initiatives.
Master’s degree, preferably in the liberal arts or higher education (PhD preferred). Knowledge and proven classroom application of theories, models and best practices in learning, teaching and assessment. Demonstrated success in teaching at a university level and understanding of student development in an experiential context. Experience in working collaboratively and effectively with administrators, faculty and students. Ability to provide leadership, facilitate programs and value innovation through excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with technology resources and their application to teaching and learning.
Demonstrated experience working with career development issues. Experience working with liberal arts undergraduates in a classroom setting using methods for reflection and active learning elements.
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.
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U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.