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Application review will commence on July 12, 2021.  Applicants should upload their application materials to:   http://apply.interfolio.com/89559

The following application materials are required: a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that includes detail on prior negotiation experience and teaching experience, in both online and in-person settings, and the names of three references.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer.

Questions about the position should be directed to:  Paula Lantz, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (plantz@umich.edu)

Job Summary

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan invites applications from well-qualified individuals to develop and teach masters-level short courses on negotiation and conflict resolution skills for public policy professionals.  The courses, which are part of a newly revised core curriculum, will be offered to Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Affairs students both fall and winter semesters.  In addition, this position involves some service/committee assignments related the academic mission of the Ford School.  The teaching load (6-7 credits) and service work will amount to a .50 FTE appointment during the academic year.

The successful applicant will develop and teach courses related to negotiations and conflict resolution, including a 1 credit, 7-week course called “Negotiation Basics for Public Policy” with 14 hours of content on the basics of strategic negotiation with application in public policy settings.  This course will include some online/asynchronous content, along with synchronous sessions (in-person and/or online) in which students can discuss and practice negotiation strategies and skills.  This course will be offered 2-3 times during the academic year.

 

The person in this position will also develop and teach a 1.5 credit, 7-week course called “Strategic Negotiation for Public Policy Leaders” with 21 hours of content that builds upon the 1-credit negotiation basics course for further development of strategic negotiation skills.   This course will also include a combination of online/asynchronous content and synchronous sessions (in-person and/or online) in which students engage in case study discussions, role plays, simulations and other exercises through which negotiation skills will be built.  This course will be taught twice a year.   It is also possible for the person in this position to teach a separate course on conflict resolution basics for public policy professionals.

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan invites applications from well-qualified individuals to develop and teach masters-level short courses on negotiation and conflict resolution skills for public policy professionals.  The courses, which are part of a newly revised core curriculum, will be offered to Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Affairs students both fall and winter semesters.  In addition, this position involves some service/committee assignments related the academic mission of the Ford School.  The teaching load (6-7 credits) and service work will amount to a .50 FTE appointment during the academic year.

 

 

Responsibilities*

Applications are welcome from people with training and experience in a wide range of fields, including law, public policy, social work, psychology or non-profit management.  An understanding of the wide variety of stakeholders in public policy negotiation and conflict resolution, including members of under-represented communities and participants who have unequal access to power, is required.  Prior experience with negotiations in the public and non-profit sectors is essential.  Prior teaching experience is highly desirable. 

The position will be as a Lecturer III with a university year (9 month) appointment.    

 

Union Affiliation

The terms and conditions for this appointment are subject to the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.  

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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