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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted via the online application at: We will begin reviewing applications on March 31, 2017.

Job Summary

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time Lecturer III position. 

This is a non-tenure track position, with a University Year appointment period (i.e., runs September 1 through May 31 each year). 

We anticipate this position will be full time and we anticipate it will begin September 1st, 2017. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three (3) courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties. 

The initial appointment period will be one (1) to four (4) years (depending on qualifications), and the appointment is renewable (based on programmatic need, funding, and performance).


Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching laboratory courses in developmental biology and behavioral neurobiology, lecture courses in appropriate areas of expertise, training of graduate student instructors, service on departmental committees and participation in outreach activities supporting K-12 programs.

Required Qualifications*

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in a life science discipline, evidence of excellence in laboratory teaching, have extensive background in neurobiology and/or developmental biology. In addition, qualified applicants should have expertise working with Drosophila species and/or vertebrate embryos. 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.

Decision Making Process

Application reviews will begin on March 31, 2017.

Selection Process

The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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