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In addition to applying online, applicants are requested to submit the following materials to Professor Robert Franzese,, Director of the Program in International and Comparative Studies, Suite 2660 International Institute, University of Michigan, 1080 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106: cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, the names and contact information of three references, a list of courses in the call that you are applying to teach, and draft syllabi for the courses in the call that you are applying to teach. Review of applications is rolling and will continue until the position is filled or the application deadline. Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated subject-matter expertise, classroom-performance success, and the program’s needs.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Program in International and Comparative Studies is accepting applications for Lecturer in International Studies. The appointment would be a LEO Lecturer I Appointment, FALL 2017 (Sept 1-December 31, 2017), and renewable subject to funding, performance, and need.

It is anticipated that the lecturer will teach three (3) courses in the Fall 2017 semester (Sept 1-December 31), and 3 courses being 100% effort (benefits eligible) for a LEO Lecturer I Appointment. The position is pending final approval.

The applicant must propose to teach the described INTLSTD 101 and at least one INTLSTD 401 course (two meetings of a single INTLSTD 401 course; or one meeting each of two INTLSTD 401 courses). The applicant must provide a draft syllabus for each course proposed, i.e., a draft syllabus for INTLSTD 101 and a draft syllabus for each INTLSTD 401 proposed, each fitting its description provided below. (The proposed INTLSTD 401 course(s) will need an informative subtitle.)

Courses are:

INTLSTD 101 is an Introduction to International Studies (intended for first and second year undergraduate students). This is a core course for the International Studies major at the University of Michigan. In the past few decades, global interdependence has increased. The course explores some of the many ways that people, ideas, capital, and technology flow across political and cultural borders, and the consequences of those flows. Designed for freshmen and sophomores, but open to any undergraduate, the course is intended to stimulate interest in further course work in International Studies. The course also meets the geography requirement for students in the School of Education. The modules in the course introduce students to the topics of globalization; international organizations and relations; human rights and humanitarianism; global health and environment, human development; and comparative culture and identity. As a result of this course, students will have a broader perspective on an increasingly complex world and new conceptual tools for analyzing events of international scope and importance. The course involves lecturing regularly, holding discussion sections, and perhaps organizing some guest lectures.

INTLSTD 401 is the International Studies Advanced Seminar for students with junior standing or above. This course is an advanced seminar designed to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to the focused study of a topic of global or international significance within any of the broader thematic areas of International Studies: Global Environment & Health; Political Economy & Development; Comparative Culture and Identity; or International Security, Norms, & Cooperation.

Required Qualifications*

PhD preferred (ABD acceptable) in a social science or humanities discipline relevant to international studies programs and teaching experience at the university or college level. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

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.

Contact Information

Professor Robert Franzese,, Director of the Program in International and Comparative Studies, Suite 2660 International Institute, University of Michigan, 1080 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106.

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.

Application Deadline

March 15, 2017

Application Deadline

LEO job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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