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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted via the online application at We will begin reviewing applications on March 30, 2018.

Job Summary

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time Lecturer III position.


This is a non-tenure track position, with a University Year appointment period (i.e., runs September 1 through May 31 each year).


We anticipate this position will be full time and we anticipate it will begin September 1st, 2018. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three (3) courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties.


The initial appointment period will be one (1) to four (4) years (depending on qualifications), and the appointment is renewable (based on programmatic need, funding, and performance).


The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.


Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching and coordinating discussion and laboratory sections for courses in genetics, training of graduate student instructors, service on departmental committees and participation in outreach activities supporting K-12 programs.

Required Qualifications*

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in a life science discipline, evidence of excellence in lecture and laboratory teaching, and have extensive background in genetics and genomics. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

Desired Qualifications*

Preferably expertise working with Drosophila and Caenorhabditis species.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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