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1) A cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for teaching the course

2) A curriculum vita

3) Previous teaching evaluations

4) Reference letters from two (2) recommenders.  The letters must be on institutional letterhead to, with subject heading: Letter of Recommendation for [candidate firstname, lastname]. Letters may be sent via Interfolio or another similar service.

Job Summary

Anticipated Term of Appointment: Two consecutive terms; Fall 2018 and Winter 2019.

Anticipated Appointment Effort: Part-time 26.80 hours; 67% effort; two courses per term. This is a two-term, non-tenure track position. Near the end of Winter 2019, the Department may evaluate potential reappointment for one year. 


The College of Literature, Science, and Arts and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan invite applications for a LEO Lecturer I position for the Academic Year 2018-2019.

The successful applicant will provide key instructional support for the major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), by teaching two courses each academic term including:

PPE300: Introduction to Political Economy. This course addresses the integrated study of the relationships of government, political processes, property, production, markets, trade, and distribution from the standpoint of assessing these institutions with respect to the interests and progress of humanity. This is the gateway course for the PPE major.

Additional courses are subject to curricular need in the PPE program and applicant expertise, but may also include PPE 400, the capstone course for PPE major, a senior seminar that involves intensive writing, to fulfill an upper-level writing requirement for undergraduates in the College of LSA.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in philosophy or a related field, and have expertise not only in philosophy but also in at least one of the social sciences relevant to the PPE concentration. The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching for a PPE program.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

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.

Contact Information

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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 are due on or before March 1, 2018

Decision Making Process

The Chair of the Department, in conjunction with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, will make the hiring decision.  Decisions will be made on or around March 19, 2018.

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed and decisions made based on knowledge, experience, and past teaching record.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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