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How to Apply

To be condsidered for this position you must fill out the online application at (keyword 142220) , AND submit a letter of application, CV, references and teaching evaluations electronically to Prof. Julio Borquez,  Associate Professor of Political Science, at

Job Summary

The Department of Social Sciences has an opportunity for qualified applicants to teach POL 306, Political Ideologies, for the Fall 2017 semester.  The course is scheduled to meet on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 am. 

Political Ideologies is an upper-level undergraduate political theory course.  The course is an examination of significant modern ideologies, especially liberalism, conservatism, and radicalism, in the light of the relation between the history of political thought and watershed political movements.    This appointment is for one semester only beginning September 1, 2017-December 31, 2017.


Instructional duties include the usual expectations of teaching at the undergraduate level. These include but are not limited to: the preparation of lectures and other classroom activities; development of assignments, such as exams and papers; evaluation of students' coursework; holding regularly scheduled office hours. It is expected that the course curriculum will feature a substantial writing component.

Required Qualifications*

At a minimum, candidates should hold an MA in political science specializing in political theory or political philosophy and demonstrate competence in the history of political thought.  Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching political theory courses is also required.

Additional Information

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.

Application Deadline

All applications for this position must be received by May 29, 2017.  An offer is expected to be made by 06/05/2017 or sooner if there is a qualified applicant.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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