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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

NOTE: the school's intent is that the ideal candidate will fill both this position as well as Job Opening ID 140700, LEO Lecturer I, thus please submit your application to BOTH job opening IDs and include a cover letter referencing your interest in the combined role.  The school reserves the right to fill the positions separately if needed.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.  

Job Summary

The Sport Management Program at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-year full-time instructional/administrative position. Please note, as indicated above the school's intent is to fill both this position as well as Job Opening ID 140700, LEO Lecturer I, with one candidate.  The school reserves the right to fill the positions separately if needed. 

This position’s responsibilities will include teaching four undergraduate courses per academic year in the Sport Management Program and helping to manage students’ required internship experience. This position is a term-limited one-year appointment (12 months/year) beginning in July 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Administrative duties include but are not limited to:

Reaching out to employers to establish new connections and strengthen already existing relationships to secure more internship opportunities.

Working with internal partners to efficiently track our communications with employers and set up a relationship database to house this information.

Assisting with our SM 290 and SM 403 for-credit-internship experiences by conducting required pre-internship workshops; reviewing internship requests for credits from students; processing paperwork to issue overrides for approved experiences; checking on students during internships via phone/email to assess their experiences and assist them in making the most of their experiences; and grading the academic work upon completion of students' internships.

Working with internal partners to create a career week in the Winter semester; to invite employers to campus for a week-long series of information sessions, networking events, etc.


Instructional duties (Lecturer I) include but are not limited to:

Provide high quality instruction for 2 Sport Management courses in the Fall term, and an additional 2 courses in Winter term.

Create / contribute to course syllabi and lesson plans. 

Produce relevant and reliable assessment tools and conduct routine assessment to evaluate student progress throughout the semester. 

Maintain student progress and attendance records.

Assist with final assessment for each course.

Grade course work and enter grades.

Meet with students as needed.

Attend meetings.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate, to fill this combined role, must have earned a master’s degree and experience as a teaching assistant, a lab assistant, or has had responsibility for delivery of a college-level class.  Experience in research methods classes, classes in urban development using sport venues, or other sport management related area (such as, business communications, public speaking, public relations, professional development and/or career advising, marketing, management, finance or accounting).

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to applicants who have advanced to candidacy for the doctorate with substantial dissertation research progress or to those with an earned doctorate degree.

Additional Information

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan is one of 19 degree-granting academic units on the Ann Arbor campus.  Detailed information on the School of Kinesiology, including its faculty, laboratories and instructional programs, is available on its website:

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven 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.