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NOTE:  This position is interdependent with Job Posting Number 144709, Director of the Global Scholars Program in The Department of Undergraduate Education.  You must apply for both position postings in order to be considered as 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.

In addition, please submit an application letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and two letters of recommendation via email to:

Marjorie Horton, Assistant Dean

Undergraduate Education

College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Job Summary

The Global Scholars Program within the Department of Undergraduate Education Department of LSA is seeking to hire one (1) part-time LEO Lecturer I to teach a two-credit course during the Fall term:   ALA 210, “Defining Critical Global Issues” and a two-credit course during the Winter term: ALA 211, “Addressing Critical Global Issues”.  This position will hold a 22.22% appointment effort for teaching one two-credit course in both the Fall and Winter terms.

Course Description

The core course series for the Global Scholars Program (GSP) living learning community follows two essential components of effective social change for critical world issues:  Identifying problems and designing (and maintaining) interventions. The two-credit Fall semester installment asks the questions:  “What makes a problem a problem?” and, “How do we decide when a problem is bad enough that it needs a solution?”  The two-credit Winter semester installment asks the questions:  “What makes an intervention a success for a failure?” and, “How do we design achievable, sustainable interventions?” 

The courses are designed for students in their first year of the Global Scholars Program (GSP) living learning community.


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 candidate must hold a terminal degree in higher education, international studies, another relevant social science discipline or a Ph.D. in a related field.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and recent university teaching experience related to global studies, global engagement and global citizenship.  Experience working with and engaging diverse groups of undergraduate students essential. 

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

The deadline for applications is August 6, 2017. Review of applications will be on a rolling deadline and will 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.