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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 skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the UM jobs website. To be considered for this LEO Lecturer I 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 previously taught courses

In addition, please submit an application letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and evidence of teaching excellence to:

Scott Hwang, Interim Faculty Co-Director

c/o Lori Sherman (

The Program on InterGroup Relations

College of Literature, Science and the Arts

University of Michigan

1214 S. University, 2nd Floor, Suite B

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-2592

Job Summary

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for one or more part-time LEO Lecturer I’s to teach 1or more courses in Winter 2019.  IGR courses are housed in the Applied Liberal Arts (ALA) division of the College and are often cross-listed with Psychology and Sociology.

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 (LSA) 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.

Course Description

ALA 220—Foundations of IGR (cross-listed as Soc 218/Psych 213):  In this course, students examine the history of various social identity groups in the United States. The primary emphasis is race and ethnicity, but attention is also given to gender, religion, socio-economic class and sexual orientation. The course examines theories explaining the formation of social identity groups and the development of bias (prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination), as well as power and privilege dynamics and the development of ally-building.


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*

The candidate must hold a terminal degree in Psychology, Education, Sociology, Social Work, or in a closely related field. A Ph.D. is preferred. 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. 

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 October 15, 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.