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Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (evaluations), syllabi (if available), writing sample (optional), and three (3) letters of reference. For questions or to submit supplemental documents, please email Kristin Edison, Executive Assistant, Organizational Studies, University of Michigan, at

Job Summary

Organizational Studies is a small (approximately 100 students) highly selective undergraduate major in the arts and sciences.

The Interdisciplinary Program in Organizational Studies 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 to begin September 1, 2018.  This is a non-tenure track position with a university year appointment, which runs from September 1 through May 31.

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).

The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.


Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position include four (4) courses per year as well as departmental service, including advising undergraduate students. We seek candidates capable of teaching organizational theory at the micro and/or macro levels, research methods, and seminars on topics related to organizations.

Required Qualifications*

We seek qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and professional fields, including (but not limited to) psychology, sociology, education, and business. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching related to organizational theory and behavior, broadly defined. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate. 

Desired Qualifications*

We especially seek applicants committed to undergraduate mentorship and innovative teaching methods.

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.

Application Deadline

The anticipated application deadline is October 1, 2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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