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Course Description

Introductions to microbial metabolic processes and nutrition, thermodynamics of growth and energy generation, genetic and metabolic diversity, evolution and systematics, laboratory methods and microbial ecology. Emphasis is placed on the application of these concepts to environmental biotechnology, including microbial treatment of water and wastewater, bioenergy production and pollutant degradation.


Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks one applicant to teach CEE 482/582 in the Fall term 2021 (August 30 – December 31, 2021).  The class (lecture) is scheduled on Tues/Thurs from 1:00 - 2:30pm, Room 1311 EECS. The lab is scheduled on Wed, 9:00-11:00am and 1:30-3:30pm, rooms 113/115 GFL.  The position will be 0.40 FTE (40% effort) and requires the lecturer be responsible for teaching students the topic of Environmental Microbiology.

Required Qualifications*

A master's degree, or equivalent education and experience, in Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Environmental Engineering, or related field is required.  PhD in Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Environmental Engineering or related field is preferred.  Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience and knowledge of the university policies and procedures.

Additional Information

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturer’s Employee Organization.

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