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Please email a cover letter, CV and a list of three references as a single PDF file to You may also mail your application materials to the Physics Discipline Chair, Jim Hetrick, Department of Natural Sciences, 114 Academic Support Center, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan – Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate , graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan and attracts more than 9,000 students. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located ten miles west of Detroit and thirty-five miles east of Ann Arbor. The campus is strategically located on 200 suburban acres of the original Henry Ford Estate in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan region.

The Department of Natural Sciences is seeking applications for part-time instructors to staff laboratory and recitation sections of introductory physics during the Fall 2017 term.   A number of 3-hour laboratory and 1-hour recitation sections in the calculus and algebra based mechanics and electricity-and-magnetism courses are available.  Please consult the Physics Discipline Chair for details.  Laboratory and recitation sections meet once per week during the term; midday and late afternoon sessions are available.  The laboratory and recitation instructors work closely with a course’s lead instructor who sets the schedule of laboratory experiments, the structure of recitation sections, and the grading policy.  The term commences Wednesday, September 6, with laboratory and recitation sessions typically beginning the following week.  The online course catalog, found on the campus website at, may be consulted for course descriptions of the algebra based (PHYS 125/126) and calculus based (PHYS 150/151) sequences. More information about physics at UM-D can be found online at


The terms and conditions of employment for this position is subject to the provision of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO).

Desired Qualifications*

The applicant should have an advanced degree in physics or a closely related field. Preference will be shown to those with teaching experience at the college level.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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