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How to Apply

For full consideration, applicant should submit one PDF file no later than April 4, 2017, containing:

1.       Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and current courses in the department or those of your own design that you are interested in teaching

2.       Current CV indicating PhD completion date

3.       Three letters of recommendation (with preference to those familiar with your instructional experience)

Email application materials as a PDF file to and indicate “Lecturer Position” in the subject line.  If unable to send via email, mail information to: Lecturer Hiring Committee,  c/o Chief Administrator, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, 105 S. State Street, Room 5368 North Quad, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1285.

Job Summary

The Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for at least one non-tenure track Lecturer I position for the 2017-2018 academic year (September 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018).  This is a 100% effort position which requires a 3/3 teaching load (Fall/Winter).

Teaching responsibilities will likely involve lower-level and/or upper-level classes, or any combination as necessary.  Teaching assignments will be made in consultation with the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.


Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours and handle routine matters related to instruction.  

Required Qualifications*

To be considered, applicants MUST hold a Ph.D. in Communication.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates should have a record of instructional experience at the college level teaching introductory and advanced courses in Communication.  We seek candidates with experience teaching large lectures and small seminars, as well as upper level writing courses.  Candidates with a background in the social sciences are particularly 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.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin February 16th, 2017 with offers for the position(s) expected to be made by March 31st, 2017.  Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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