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This is an interdependent position with the posting requisition 162324 for the IGR Faculty Co-director staff position.  Candidates must apply separately for both positions and be qualified for both.  To be considered for this LEO Adjunct Lecturer position 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 Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a nationally recognized social justice education program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a joint venture of the College of Literature, Science, and Arts and the Division of Student Life, IGR works proactively to promote understanding of intergroup relations inside and outside of the classroom, particularly using dialogue as a unique methodology.  Multidisciplinary courses offered by IGR are distinguished by their experiential focus, teaching philosophy, and incorporation of dialogic models of communication. IGR offers a sequence of courses that fulfill a minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a part-time LEO Adjunct Lecturer position, to teach two courses each academic year.  The position is interdependent with job posting 162324 for the IGR Faculty Co-Director. IGR courses are housed in the Applied Liberal Arts (ALA) division of the College and are often cross-listed with Psychology and Sociology. The lecturer will teach any of the IGR courses which can be found here.


The candidate will provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction. Additional duties include participation in college- and program-wide activities.

Required Qualifications*

A terminal degree in a related field is required while a Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, social work, education or related field is desired. The candidate must have experience with teaching courses devoted to intergroup relations theory and intergroup dialogue pedagogy as well as working with a variety of culturally and ethnically diverse populations. The successful candidate is likely to have substantial experience in intergroup dialogue pedagogy, social justice education, and experiential teaching.  Women and minorities 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.

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.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications is September 28, 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, ability to complete administrative tasks competently, and the needs of the department.

The selection criteria for decisions will be made based on the strength of the required and desired qualifications, with focus on strength of past teaching experience and breadth of exposure to the subject matter in the field.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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