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How to Apply

In addition to applying through the UM Job Portal, please send your application dossier, composed of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of instructional excellence and leadership, and three (3) letters of reference, electronically to Molly Hunter ( Contact search committee chair Professor Steven Clark ( regarding details of the position or of the search process.

Job Summary

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time new Lecturer III position.

This is a non-tenure track position, with a University Year appointment period (i.e. runs September 1 through May 31 each year).

This position will be full-time (100%), and it will begin January 1, 2020. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three (3) courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties.

The initial appointment period will be one (1) to four (4) years (depending on qualifications), and the appointment is renewable (based on programmatic need, funding, and performance).

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.


Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching Biology 173 as well as developing new project-based labs for the course. Biology 173: Introductory Biology Laboratory serves over 1,600 undergraduate students each year. Such project-based labs should be semester-long activities modeled on the existing Authentic Research Connection Labs (

Required Qualifications*

Lecturer qualifications include a Ph.D. in biological sciences, preferably with a focus on ecology and evolutionary biology. In addition, the individual hired should have expertise in laboratory course design, as well as familiarity with large course management, with prior teaching experience in large enrollment laboratory courses at the college level preferred. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Decision Making Process

The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin in late July 2019 and will continue until the end of September 2019.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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