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How to Apply

Candidates should submit a single attachment (in PDF format) to this posting with the following required materials:

1. Letter of Application (no more than two pages)

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching Statement (no more than five pages; includes teaching philosophy and experience)

4. Evidence of Teaching Excellence

5. Two sample syllabi (from courses previously taught)

6. Names and contact information of three recommenders who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for this position. Letters are not required in the initial application submission stage.

Job Summary

The Department of Women’s Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time (100%) Lecturer III position to begin January 1, 2019, pending final authorization.  This is a non-tenure track position with a university-year appointment. This is a nine-month position (i.e., runs September 1 through May 31 each year), with salary paid over a 12-month period, and is benefits-eligible. The initial appointment will be for one academic year. The possibility of renewal is contingent on performance, department need, and future funding.

Course Description

The lecturer will offer a mix of courses in Women’s Studies that will complement our existing strengths and contribute to our departmental mission.

Responsibilities*

Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching courses in our Gender and Health major and minor. In addition to teaching, the candidate’s responsibilities will include providing assistance with the outreach, program coordination, and advising for students who have declared a major or a minor in Gender & Health. The lecturer also will serve as the principal academic advisor for students with a major or a minor in Gender & Health. The selected candidate will work with the departmental leadership team to create programming that will build community and facilitate communication and sharing of information among our undergraduates. Additional departmental service responsibilities may be assigned.

Required Qualifications*

We expect that a successful candidate will hold a PhD in Gender, Sexuality, or Women’s Studies or a related field, and have expertise in an area of Gender & Health.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise and teaching excellence about gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability in relation to healthcare, health policies, and/or health activism. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching students about inequalities in health care systems. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement with diverse student populations will be an important criterion in our selection process. We expect that the applicant will be a visible and engaged faculty member in the department. We are seeking a broad range of applicants with training or experience in the fields of Gender, Sexuality, or Women’s Studies.

Desired Qualifications*

We are especially interested in applicants who can teach large lecture courses on women’s health as well as smaller seminars in specific areas related to gender and health.

Additional Information

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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.

Contact Information

Questions regarding problems with application upload can be directed to WS-Lecturer@umich.edu.

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.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for full consideration is September 10th, 2018. We hope to extend an offer no later than, if not before, December 1, 2018.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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