A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan is one of the premier sociology departments in the world. The goals of the undergraduate program are to instruct students about the value of recognizing and understanding social difference, to help them acquire different ways of thinking about the social world and to provide theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding social institutions and processes of social change. A major hallmark of the department’s curriculum is the opportunities we provide our students to connect their classroom work to practical experience.
The Sociology Department is searching for a full-time lecturer to teach courses that will substantially add to our Sociology of Heath & Medicine curriculum. In particular, we are looking for classes in any of the following areas: Medical Sociology, Reproductive Justice and Inequality, Technology and the Future of Health, Sociology of the US Health Care System, Health and Inequality, Mental Health and Social Stability, and Health Movements and Social Change. The lecturer should also be prepared to contribute to our introductory curriculum by regularly teaching Introduction to Sociology (a very large lecture class of ~200 students). Being able to teach a course on Social Problems or Sociology of the Environment is also desirable.
The lecturer will teach three courses in both the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters. This is not a tenure-track position. Criteria for renewal are classroom teaching, participation in curriculum development and program activities with classroom teaching receiving the greatest weight.
The position will teach three courses in Fall 2019 and three courses in Winter 2020, developed in consultation with the Associate Chair and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, the instructor will oversee any course Graduate Student Instructor(s), if applicable; hold office hours for students; do course planning and grading; and provide appropriate syllabus and course materials electronically.
The lecturer will also work with the staff in the Undergraduate Office to plan one extracurricular event each semester geared towards our undergraduate students majoring in Sociology with a subplan in the Sociology of Health and Medicine. This may involve bringing guest speakers to come to campus (who might also speak in classes, if appropriate), alumni panels, discussions about applying to health programs, etc.
Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field
Experience teaching courses in the Sociology of Health & Medicine
The successful candidate must have cutting edge and contemporary knowledge and experience in research and teaching in the field.
Salary is expected to be $49,500 reflecting 100% effort for 8 months.
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.
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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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