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NOTE:  This position is interdependent with Job Posting Number 151547 Associate Director of the Program on Intergroup Relations in the division of Undergraduate Education.  You must apply for both position postings and be qualified for both in order to be considered as a candidate.

One 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 teaching experience, 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 your statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to:

Kelly Maxwell, Faculty Co-Director
via Xinyan Mitchell, IGR Administrator at
Please note “IGR Assoc. Director/Lecturer position” in subject line

Job Summary

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a nationally recognized social justice education program on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus. As a joint venture of the College of Literature, Science, and Arts and the Division of Student Life, IGR works proactively to promote understanding of intergroup relations inside and outside of the classroom, particularly using dialogue as a unique methodology.  Multidisciplinary courses offered by IGR are distinguished by their experiential focus, teaching philosophy, and incorporation of dialogic models of communication. IGR offers a sequence of courses that fulfill a minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

In this position, the selected candidate will teach three courses each academic year, plus perform the administrative duties associated with the Associate Director position. The IGR courses are housed within the Applied Liberal Arts (ALA) division of the College and are often cross-listed with Psychology and Sociology. The lecturer will teach any of the IGR courses which can be found here.


The candidate will be expected to provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction. Additional duties include participation in college- and program-wide activities.

Required Qualifications*

A master’s degree in a related field is required; a Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, social work, education or related field is desired.  The candidate must have experience with teaching courses devoted to intergroup relations theory and intergroup dialogue pedagogy and in working with a variety of culturally and ethnically diverse populations; substantial experience in intergroup dialogue pedagogy, social justice education, and experiential teaching is desired. 

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.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications is January 18, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and 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.  Expected Start Date: May 1, 2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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