NOTE: This position is interdependent with Job Posting Number 181097, Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) Director in the Undergraduate Education Division of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA). You must apply for both position postings and be qualified for both in order to be considered as a candidate. (Please see Job Posting 181097, which describes the Director position, for the specific application requirements for that position.)
The following materials are required for consideration for this position:
Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (no more than 5 pages)
Evidence of teaching excellence
Three letters of recommendation
The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline teaching experience, skills, and experience that directly relate to this position. To be considered, please submit an application and upload all materials as a single document through the UM Careers Website. Materials may also be mailed to Stephanie Hart, LSA Office of the Dean, Undergraduate Education, LSA Building, Suite 2255, 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.
Regular teaching in MCSP is integral to the directorship. The MCSP lecturer role has an estimated effort of 33.33% during the fall term, though this may change in future years to include teaching throughout the academic year.
This position also carries the expectation of creative, innovative, and collaborative contribution in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives inside of LSA and across the U-M campus.
Integral to this role is active collaboration with the university’s academic units to ensure broad faculty involvement in MCSP. As such, the selected candidate will work with faculty collaborators, in addition to teaching their course, and perform the administrative duties associated with the Director position. An important first step will be to assess the current curriculum offerings for MCSP.
The three roles -- administrative leadership, teaching, and work on College and cross-campus initiatives -- combine to form a full-time, 100% position. This academic/administrative leadership position reports to the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in LSA the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, with a direct reporting line to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education.
In this position, the selected candidate will teach UC 154 – First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar. This 3-credit hour course introduces students to the concepts of diversity, dialogue, and community service. The course is intended to help students build community in a vibrant multicultural group by emphasizing critical thinking through class discussion and regular practice in writing.
The candidate will be expected to provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction. Additional duties include meeting with students as well as participation in college- and program-wide activities. This individual will also develop an additional course(s) as needed in the MCSP curriculum.
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Sociology, Psychology, or related field.
5 years of experience working in an academic student setting.
The ability to learn quickly and prioritize multiple demands.
Experience working with a diverse student population, and a demonstrated interest in student retention and academic success.
Experience with teaching courses inclusive of culturally, economically and ethnically diverse populations.
Demonstrated experience using dialogic pedagogy and liberatory practice.
Demonstrated success in curriculum development and experience working with faculty.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with high impact practices for undergraduates.
Student-centered philosophy and cross-cultural sensitivity.
Ability to collaborate and work well with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of experiences and identities.
Capability to create and execute curricular and co-curricular programs relevant to program aims.
Ph.D. or terminal degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience using dialogic, social justice and civic engagement pedagogies.
Strong leadership and team-building skills, especially in the creation and leadership of democratic, non-hierarchical environments.
Expertise in college-level teaching.
Demonstrated success working with and participating in academic programs about diversity, social justice, dialogue, and/or civic engagement.
Substantial experience in experimental and experiential teaching.
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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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.
The deadline for applications is 12/18/19. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled. LEO job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, ability to complete administrative tasks competently, and the needs of the department.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 181099
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