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This is an interdependent position with job posting 162340 for the LSA Opportunity Hub Instructional Designer 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:

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline your qualifications and experience that directly relate to it. Please include a statement of your teaching philosophy or include this information in your cover letter. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the UM jobs website

Job Summary

LSA Undergraduate Education, in support of the Opportunity Hub, is seeking to hire one (1) part-time LEO Lecturer I to teach two half-term, one-credit courses, for a total per term effort of 22.22%, during the fall and winter terms, beginning with winter 2019 - ALA 125: Positioning Yourself for a Successful Internship. 

The LSA Opportunity Hub is a transformational initiative to encourage all students to connect their liberal arts education with their goals and aspirations.  Hub staff collaborate with campus partners to facilitate access to internships, funding, employer partnerships, and alumni mentors so students can explore challenging, diverse opportunities, discover what matters most to them in their education and beyond, and put their liberal arts education to work.

We are seeking candidates who are interested in facilitating a structured learning opportunity/course that facilitates the connections between students’ liberal arts education and experiential, internship opportunities.

Course Description

This course will help LSA students become competitive for internships as they explore connections between their academic interests and professional goals. The course will focus on effective goal setting, translating experiences into the competencies employers look for, searching for internships and accessing resources, identifying and engaging networks, and communicating compelling stories for professional audiences. Students are encouraged to learn actively and to experiment in a collaborative environment as they become increasingly resourceful, fluent, and adaptable.

The course is designed for first through third-year students who are still focusing their interests and who want to build connections between coursework, extracurricular activities, and professional competencies.



Lecturers are expected to attend all class sessions, deliver course lectures, host guest speakers, hold office hours with students, handle routine matters related to instruction, and maintain contact with the Learning Director of the LSA Opportunity Hub.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in higher education or the liberal arts. Evidence of successfully teaching in a liberal arts classroom with demonstrated experience working with students in a liberal arts context.  Familiarity with technology resources and their application to teaching and learning.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in working with students on career exploration and internships.

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.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications is September 14, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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