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How to Apply

Candidates should submit cover letter and CV (combined into one PDF file) through the UM jobs portal. Questions may be sent to Lisa Broome, Associate Director, LSA Honors Program, lbroome@umich.edu.

Course Description

The LSA Honors Program invites applications to teach Honors Core 241:”Fall and Rise of American Empire”, beginning January 1, 2020. Position is pending enrollment demand.

Effort for each section is 50%, as this course meets the First Year Writing Requirement.

This Honors Core course examines the long history, current status, and possible futures of the US, asking its participants to consider the “Fall and Rise of American Empire.” Given its far reach, is the United States now the face of 21st-century empire? If the destiny of every empire is to rise and then fall, when will "the end" arrive for the United States? Students are encouraged to form their own answers to these questions by reading and discussing the burgeoning scholarship and popular journalism on American imperialism, in conjunction with a host of primary historical and cultural material, including but not limited to fine art, photography, film, print and electronic media, music, fiction, and poetry.

Responsibilities*

The GSI hired for this position will lead a discussion section of the larger faculty-led lecture course, and will work closely with the faculty member to achieve the teaching and learning outcomes of the course. Discussion sections meet once weekly; the lecture meets twice weekly.

As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces Honors students to the fields, questions, and methodologies of the humanities. This course also meets the Race and Ethnicity Requirement. This course is a discussion section of a larger lecture course which will include significant writing, as it satisfies the First-Year Writing requirement.

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidacy in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department; experience teaching introductory writing courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Lisa Broome at lbroome@umich.edu with questions; questions for the faculty member leading the course should be directed to Lbroome@umich.edu for forwarding only. Applications are due by 11/22/2019 but all positions may be filled by then.

Decision Making Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Honors Program Associate Director who will make a hiring recommendation to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized. Once positions are filled, all applicants will be notified of their status by email.

Selection Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Honors Program Associate Director who will make a hiring recommendation to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized. Once positions are filled, all applicants will be notified of their status by email.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Information for the Office of Institutional Equity may be found at hr.umich.edu/oie/contact.html and for the University Ombuds at www.umich.edu/~ombuds/.

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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