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How to Apply

In order to apply, send a cover letter, recent CV and a list of references via mail or e-mail to: Professor Orin Gelderloos Orin Gelderloos <> and David Susko, David Susko <>.  Department of Natural Sciences, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128. Please include “ENST 445: Environmental Law ” in the subject line of the e-mail.  Applicants also need to go through the University of Michigan –Dearborn Human Resources website and submit the required documents online.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the 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 activities. UM-Dearborn is located then 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 Great Detroit Metropolitan region.

Job DescriptionThe University of Michigan-Dearborn seeks a part-time non-tenure track lecturer to teach Environmental Law, (ENST/POL 445), a three-credit course that meets once a week.  Some of the students in the Environmental Studies program are required to take the course and others may take it as an elective, depending on their Focus Area.  Students in the Political Science program may enroll in the course as an elective. 


Desired Qualifications*

We desire an individual with experience instructing upper division undergraduate students in the context of Environmental Studies.   Minimum qualifications:  MS degree in Environmental Studies, Law, or a closely related field.  An individual with broad knowledge and experience in environmental law as a practioner and/or academician is expected.  Good communication skills will be necessary to engage students in classroom discussion and dialogue, and suitable organization skills will be needed to use electronic delivery methods in the classroom and to communicate with students between class sessions.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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