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In order to apply, send a cover letter, CV and a list of three references to Melissa Bowlin, Biology Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, 114 SFC, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128.  Email: Melissa Bowlin,

Job Summary

Work Title:  LEO Lecturer I

Department:  College of Arts, Sciences and Letters-Natural Sciences

FLSA:  Exempt

Salary:  LEO Lecturer contractual amount of $ 7,075 per term at 50% effort.

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

Job Description

The Department of Natural Sciences is seeking instructors for the following courses during Fall Term 2018 (September-December):

BIOL 130 (Introduction to Organismal and Environmental Biology): Lab sections available M and W from 13:00-16:45, T, W, and R from 17:00-20:45, and F from 09:00-12:45. 

Course description: An introduction to organismal and environmental biology, with emphasis on plant and animal diversity, structure, physiology, and development; ecology; and evolution. This course complements BIOL 140, which need not be taken as a prerequisite; together they constitute an introduction to biology. This course is intended for science concentrators. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory/ recitation.

BIOL 304 (Ecology): Lab sections available W, T, and F from 13:00-16:45.  
Course description: Relationships between organisms and their environments. Patterns in the physical environment, physiological and behavioral adaptations, population dynamics, energy flow, nutrient cycling; succession. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory (with field trips).

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates should have expertise in the subject areas (ecology and evolutionary biology, organismal diversity) and previous teaching experience. A master’s degree is required (Ph.D. strongly preferred). 

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).

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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