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NOTE:  This position is interdependent with Job Posting Number 141193, Academic and/or Research Program Officer, Intermediate/Senior for the Health Science Scholars Program (HSSP).  You must apply for both position postings in order to be considered a candidate.

The LEO Adjunct Lecturer title could be used if applicable.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the UM jobs website.

Job Summary

The Health Science Scholars Program and the Undergraduate Education Department of LSA is seeking to hire a part-time LEO Lecturer I to teach two courses on selected healthcare and health science topics each academic year, with one course each being taught Fall and Winter terms.  Decisions about the specific course to be taught in a given term will be made the LSA Dean’s Office and University Courses Division.

The candidate will provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program, and will oversee the work of two graduate student instructors in their teaching of course discussion sections. Additional duties include participation in HSSP activities, such as student exhibitions.

Course Description

Responsibilities include teaching two courses on selected healthcare and health science topics each academic year.  The courses are designed for students in the Health Sciences Scholars Program, a living-learning program for first-year students with interests in the health sciences. Faculty from a broad spectrum of health-related fields engage students in consideration of the multiple dimensions of health and the options and issues facing those who manage, provide, and evaluate health care.


Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours with students, handle routine matters related to instruction, and lead regular meetings with the graduate student instructors.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and recent university teaching experience in health science topics.  Experience working with and engaging diverse groups of undergraduate students essential.

The candidate must hold a terminal degree in a health science field or a Ph.D. in a closely related field. The candidate should have experience teaching undergraduate students on health science topics. 

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.

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.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, ability to complete administrative tasks competently, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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