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The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multi-cultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. 

Interested candidates are asked to apply to this online posting and upload a cover letter explaining your qualifications and approach to teaching, curriculum vitae (CV), and a list of three professional references.

Job Summary

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking applications for a LEO Lecturer Intermittent for the course CLS 400 – Death, Dying, Grief in Children for the 2018 Fall semester.  This course focuses on working with children, adolescents, and families experiencing dying, death, and grief. Strategies and tools relating to communicating with bereaved children, as well as the potential impact on educational, behavioral, and emotional development are addressed. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting all instructional duties of the course, including teaching, development of assignments, grading, and maintaining communications with students using the Canvas Learning Management System. 

Class time(s): Fridays 11:00am – 1:45pm from September 5th– December 11th, 2018

The position is for Fall 2018, but future teaching assignments for this course may be available consistent with the LEO collective bargaining agreement and departmental need. 

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates should have a master’s degree and/or an earned doctorate in child life studies, child development, public health, social work, or other health and human services discipline.  Experience with and a commitment to undergraduate teaching is highly valued.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity.  UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to more than 9,000 students from southeastern Michigan. UM-Dearborn is located ten miles west of Detroit and thirty-five miles east of Ann Arbor on 200 suburban acres of the original Henry Ford Estate.

Union Affiliation

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO). Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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