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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position, in particular teaching and advising experience. With your C.V. or resume, please include three professional names and contacts as references.

Job Summary

The School of Information (UMSI) is a spirited community of scholars and researchers who comprise the foremost educational institution in social engagement information and computing. UMSI offers academic programs at the doctoral, master’s and undergraduate level. In the Information Age, all organizations have mission-critical information needs, and our students are ideally positioned to meet them, or to teach future generations while doing innovative research.

We are seeking a full-time, experienced instructor for courses that focus on topics related to data science within our multiple master’s and undergraduate degree programs both residentially and online. Our graduates pursue careers, data scientists, data analysts, and web analytics specialists; consultants; and information architects in a variety of industries. To learn more about UMSI and review course offerings and syllabi, please visit


Teach 6 courses (typically 3 or 4 credits each) during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring/summer terms). Develop course materials and use a variety of pedagogical methods including lecture, discussion, and use of technology, group work, and/or client-based projects. Prepare and grade assignments and exams and provide office hours for students. Supervise graduate student instructors, instructional aides, and/or graders if applicable per course assignments. Participate in student advising on course selections and professional preparation, such as conference presentations or emerging trends in fields related to scope of experience. Serve on school committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree or higher in a field related to course content.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Significant, relevant professional work experience required if candidate does not have a Ph.D.
  • Effective instructional skills as indicated by course evaluations or other evaluative information.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Earned Ph.D. or degree expected within 12 months in a field related to course content.
  • Professional experience in data science.
  • Instructional development experience.
  • Student advising experience.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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