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Combine into one document a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief description of theme and content for a proposed First-Year Seminar, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for two references. All applicants must upload the document to the UM career website.

Job Summary

The Residential College First-Year Seminar Program is seeking to hire part-time Intermittent Lecturers to teach one course each, RCCORE 100, in the First-Year Seminar Program for the Fall 2021 semester. These are 33.33% positions for teaching one course in the Fall semester.

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.

Course Description

Residential College First-Year Seminars (FYS) satisfy the LSA First-Year Writing Requirement. The FYS is intended to prepare students for expository writing at the college level, and to introduce students to the intellectual life of the university and the Residential College through small seminar classes emphasizing reading, writing, and discussion. Course content varies based on the interests and discipline of the instructor.


FYS Lecturers provide instruction for classes of approximately fourteen undergraduates in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Additional duties include participation in college- and program-wide activities. Instructors will provide grades and written evaluations for students enrolled in the course.

Required Qualifications*

M.A. with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Desired Qualifications*

Ph.D. is desirable.

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.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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