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How to Apply

For full consideration, applicant should submit one PDF file via email to cs-position@umich.edu no later than 11:59pm 1/12/18 containing:

Cover letter outlining qualifications, specifically listing GSI/TA experience and experience as a teacher of record.

Current CV indicating PhD completion date.

Provide recommendation letters from two professors who can provide a recommendation on your behalf (preferably from classes you have taught). Alternatively, ask two references to submit letters directly or provide the names and contact information of two references and the department will send a recommendation form for them to complete on your behalf (letters or form will be due by 1/22/18).

Email the complete PDF file to cs-position@umich.edu and indicate “Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow” in the subject line.  Review of applications will occur by 1/31/18 with selection expected to be completed by 3/2/18.

Job Summary

The Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for a one-academic year position as the “Howard R. Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow."  This is a one year position for the period September 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019. 

This 100% effort appointment will feature both instructional and research components.  

The selected candidate will have a 33.33% appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow.  During this appointment, the selected candidate will provide research support and assistance to the department’s undergraduate honors program and will consult with the faculty honors advisor and the department chair as required. 

The selected candidate will also have a 66.67% instructional position that requires teaching two courses during both fall 2018 and winter 2019 terms and will have the university official title of LEO Lecturer I.  Teaching may be spread over a combination of lower-level required courses, and upper-level elective courses.  Courses will be assigned in consultation with the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.  

Required Qualifications*

To be considered, applicants MUST have earned a Ph.D. by the start date of the appointment (9/1/18).

Desired Qualifications*

Extensive experience as graduate student instructor (GSI) or teaching assistant (TA) in the Department of Communication Studies is preferred.

Breadth of experience at the 100, 200, 300 level as well as experience with writing intensive courses.

A record of excellence as a GSI /TA.

Preference will be given to individuals who have earned a doctorate degree in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan within the past two years and who have completed the degree by the start date of the appointment. Preference will also be afforded to those who have a record of balancing teaching and research throughout their graduate career.

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

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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