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A 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 your qualifications and experience that directly relate to it. Please include a statement of your teaching philosophy or include this information in your cover letter. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the UM jobs website.

This position may be filled in the LEO Adjunct Lecturer series as well.

Job Summary

LSA Undergraduate Education, in support of the Opportunity Hub, is seeking to hire one (1) part-time LEO Lecturer I to teach two half-term courses during fall 2018:   ALA 125: Positioning Yourself for a Successful Internship.  This position will hold a 22.22% appointment effort during the fall 2018 term.

The LSA Opportunity Hub is a transformational initiative to encourage all students to connect their liberal arts education with their goals and aspirations.  Hub staff collaborate with campus partners to facilitate access to internships, funding, employer partnerships, and alumni mentors so students can explore challenging, diverse opportunities, discover what matters most to them in their education and beyond, and put their liberal arts education to work.

We are seeking candidates who are interested in facilitating a structured learning opportunity/course that facilitates the connections between students’ liberal arts education and experiential, internship opportunities.

Course Description

This course will help LSA students become competitive for internships as they explore connections between their academic interests and professional goals. The course will focus on effective goal setting, translating experiences into the competencies employers look for, searching for internships and accessing resources, identifying and engaging networks, and communicating compelling stories for professional audiences. Students are encouraged to learn actively and to experiment in a collaborative environment as they become increasingly resourceful, fluent, and adaptable.

The course is designed for first through third-year students who are still focusing their interests and who want to build connections between coursework, extracurricular activities, and professional competencies.


Lecturers are expected to attend all class sessions, deliver course lectures, host guest speakers, hold office hours with students, handle routine matters related to instruction, and maintain contact with the Learning Director of the LSA Opportunity Hub.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in higher education, or the liberal arts. Evidence of successfully teaching in liberal arts classroom.  Demonstrated experience working with students in a liberal arts context.  Familiarity with technology resources and their application to teaching and learning.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in working with students on career exploration and internships.

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.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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