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Send letter of interest and CV to Laura Bender, Geography, Planning and Environment Department, 516 Murchie Science Building, University of Michigan-Flint. 303 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48502-1950, or email to

Job Summary

Minimum salary for this position is $3,413 per course section.  The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a Lecturer I to teach one course during the Fall academic semester 2018. Applicants will be considered for their ability to teach one or more of the following courses:

1)“Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Shaping a Sustainable Healthy Future”  This course addresses the connections between where people live and health, specifically, how human health is dependent upon the health of communities and the health of the planet. The course also investigate healthy communities through themes such as sustainable development, housing design, urban nature and green space, the food system, waste management, ecopsychology, and behavior change. Course time: M/W 4:00 - 5:15


2) Introduction to Remote Sensing; Introduction to remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional applications. Basic principles of spectral energy, image interpretation, and remote sensing in relation to optical, thermal and radar imaging. Interpretation of remotely sensed images through in-class labs and research projects emphasizes the study of spatial and urban/environmental relationships. Course time: M/W 11:00 - 12:15


3) Geographic Information Systems: Introduction to methods of managing and processing geographic information. Emphasis on the nature of geographic information, data models and processing geospatial data, data input, data manipulation and data storage, spatial analytic and cartographic techniques. This course will be online instruction using BlackBoard.


Required Qualifications*

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Shaping a Sustainable Healthy Future” requires a broad knowledge of environmental health issues at different scales (local, state, national, global), with solid knowledge of current efforts and trends for achieving local and global sustainability, and how these efforts and trends relate to human health. Understanding of urban issues and the challenges faced by increasing urbanization, especially in the arenas of food systems and food access, recycling, and recreation. Familiarity with the concepts of environmental design, environmental psychology, and environmental justice are a plus, as is knowledge of sustainability efforts in the state of Michigan. A Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Public Health, or a related field is required.


Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems: Requires knowledge in geospatial techniques such as GIS, Geospatial Statistics or Remote Sensing; the integration of GIS, Remote Sensing and Statistical data for research and geospatial applications; experience with the Open Source software or other cutting edge technologies with traditional GIS software. Experience teaching both traditional and on-line Remote Sensing and GIS courses. A Masters or PhD in Geography or allied field with an emphasis on geospatial techniques such as GIS, or Remote Sensing.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of  ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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