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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached to 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 U-M jobs website.

In addition, please submit an application letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, evidence of teaching experience, and the name of three[or two] references to:

Nita Fisher

Center for Global & Intercultural Study

Suite 200 Weiser Hall

500 Church St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Job Summary

The Undergraduate Education Division of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA), in collaboration with its Center for Global and Intercultural Study Program (CGIS) in the College of LSA is seeking to hire 1 lecturer for the Winter 2019 Term to teach UC 275, Global and Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) . The candidate will provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students participating the GIEU study abroad program. The course will carry 22.22% effort in the Winter Term.

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to intercultural learning and teamwork, required for undergraduates participating in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program. Topics covered include self-assessment, cross-cultural adjustment, learning in diverse settings, developing intercultural competence, team formation and development, intercultural communication and leadership skills. Interactive learning in the course includes peer-facilitated discussions, reflective exercises, and project development. 


Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction.

Required Qualifications*

Masters degree in field related to intercultural study and advanced knowledge of intercultural theory and skill development. The candidate must have experience working effectively in multicultural communities and teaching diverse groups of undergraduate students with experiential pedagogy.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous teaching experience at the University of Michigan is desired.

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 November 30, 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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