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Application materials should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, and statement of research interests. Contact information for three references will be required of candidates who advance in the search process.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled for summer term 2018.

Job Summary

An Intermittent Lecturer position is available for summer half-term to teach Agroecology (EEB 405) at the University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, Michigan.  The term of this non-tenure track appointment will be from June 23, 2018 to August 18, 2018 in the summer term.  This field-based course will meet 2 days per week for 8 weeks.

The UM Biological Station ( is a field research facility located in northern Michigan on Douglas Lake, approximately 260 miles north of Ann Arbor.  Instructors are required to reside at the Station during the 8-week summer term.

The selected candidate will develop and teach a field-based agro-ecology course that applies ecological principles to agricultural systems and teaches sustainable agricultural practices and concepts (soil health and conservation, nutrient management, cropping systems, weed management, pest management, etc.) through hands-on experiential learning in the field/farm and lab.  Course should include an experimental research component for student summer projects.  The successful candidate will enjoy mentoring undergraduate students and interacting collegially with other faculty and research staff.

Terms and conditions of employment for this position as posted are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO).

Required Qualifications*

Must have a Ph.D. in relevant science with expertise in one or more of the following areas: soil science, agronomy, entomology, plant sciences, etc. Must have experience in teaching.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates with proven effectiveness in university teaching, experience in designing and teaching an agro-ecology or other relevant field course, and who have a record of collaborative interactions with colleagues will be given priority. Relevant research and/or familiarity with the Michigan farming landscape (or elsewhere in the proximate Midwest) is desirable; preference will be given to candidates interested in integrating local farm sites into their teaching. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

Questions may be directed to Karie Slavik, UM Biological Station Associate Director, at or 734-763-4462.

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.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1 until the position is filled. 

Selection Process

Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application packets will be reviewed. The hiring decision will be announced within fourteen (14) days after opening has been filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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