LEO Lecturer I (Fall 2024 and Winter 2025)

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How to Apply

To apply, upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence as a single .pdf document. Additionally, please provide a diversity statement that describes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement.


Instruction of lecture and laboratory components in undergraduate courses in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for the fall and winter terms (8/26/2024 - 5/1/2025) at up to 100% effort.


This includes development, updating, preparation, and delivery of lectures and laboratory exercises; grading exams and homework assignments; supervision of Graduate Student Instructors; grading of assignments, quizzes, and exams; and meeting with students during office hours.

Courses include some combination of the following, with preference for those who can teach GIS:

  • Earth 103: Dinosaurs and other failures (1 credit)
  • Earth 104: Ice ages (1 credit)
  • Earth 119: Introduction to Earth Science (3 credits)
  • Earth 201: Introduction to Physical Geography (4 credits)
  • Earth 331: Climate Change (4 credits)
  • Earth 408: Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences (3 credits)

The appointment is for Fall Term 2024 (August 26, 2024 - December 31, 2024) and Winter Term 2025 (January 1, 2025 - May 1, 2025).

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 Lecturers Employee Organization.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or a related field. Experience instructing geology or earth and environmental sciences to undergraduates at both the introductory and upper course levels is required. Experience instructing laboratory courses and evidence of excellence in teaching are preferred.  

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.

Contact Information

Questions about applying for this position can be emailed to: [email protected]

Application Deadline

Application deadline is May 1, 2024 or until a hiring decision has been made.

Selection Process

Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application packets will be reviewed.  The hiring decisions will be announced by August 15, 2024.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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