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Applicants should upload a letter explaining interest in the position and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled for spring or summer term 2018.

Job Summary

An Intermittent Lecturer position is available for spring half-term or summer half-term to teach General Ecology (EEB 381) at the UM Biological Station, Pellston, Michigan.  The term of this non-tenure track appointment will either be from May 20, 2018 to June 16, 2018, in the spring term (meeting 5 days per week for 4 weeks) or from June 23, 2018 to August 18, 2018, in the summer term (meeting 2 days per week for 8 weeks).

This field course introduces the study of the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms in nature. Course topics will focus on individual ecology (physiological ecology, foraging strategies), and population ecology (population dynamics, life history strategies, evolution, competition, herbivory, predation, and mutualism), and will also address community ecology and ecosystem ecology. Lecture and discussion will be supplemented by field laboratory exercises designed to test ecological questions in a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats.  Each student participates in a group research project. Writing is also a major component of this course.

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 spring or summer term. 

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*

A Ph.D. and professional experience in ecology or biology or a closely related field.

Additional Information

The appointment opportunity has been approved by the academic unit. 

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

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.