This position is interdependent with Job Posting 185079, Associate Director of Instruction. Candidates must apply to both job postings, and be qualified for both positions, in order to be considered as a candidate. Candidates must apply to both job postings, and be qualified for both positions, in order to be considered as a candidate. Candidates must submit materials as attachments (in PDF format) and include the following:
Cover letter addressing specific interest in this position, outlining skills and experience that directly relate to this position, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy
Current resume or curriculum vitae
Statements of classroom performance (i.e., course evaluations)
Applications must be submitted through the U-M careers website and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be considered for this position.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual with a strong background in higher education; a commitment to access for all of the University’s talented students; and experience in curriculum development to serve as Associate Director of Instruction for the Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). In conjunction with the administrative appointment, the instructional appointment will teach one course during the Fall terms. The estimated appointment effort will be 16.67%.
The candidate will be expected to provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students in a one CSP course during the academic fall term. CSP faculty are expected to employ an intensive instructional model, attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle all other matters related to course development, instruction, and assessment.
CSP’s instructional pedagogy seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the course subject matter through active learning techniques, extended time on task, frequent assessments and evaluations, extended office hours, and general skills development. Pedagogical goals include inclusive community building, collaborative learning, and professional modeling to support students as they develop their scholarly and professional identities. CSP faculty apply theoretically sound and practical strategies in the classroom, focusing on building the sense of belonging, motivation, academic self-efficacy, and mindset that allow CSP students to achieve academic and lifelong success as they journey through their University of Michigan experience.
Advanced degree (e.g., MA, MEd)
Minimum three years experience in academic or student program administration
Minimum 5 years teaching experience as instructor-of-record
Experience planning and directing the work of others
Experience working with and participating in programs addressing access, equity, and inclusion
Experience working with culturally diverse groups, as well as demonstrated interest in student retention and academic success
Demonstration of strong communication skills
Ability to act independently, take initiative, and promote innovation, while maintaining the flexibility to meet changing priorities
Successful experience leading in a collaborative, team environment
High level of ability to organize and coordinate a diverse workload with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
Terminal degree (e.g., MFA, PhD)
Demonstrated success with curriculum development and assessment
Experience developing and using assessment and tracking tools for program assessment and outcomes evaluation
Research experience in the context of higher education
Familiarity with Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) and Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) policies and procedures
Familiarity with higher education philanthropy, including donor relations and stewardship
Demonstrated experience with higher education systems, policies, and procedures
Demonstrated success engaging internal and external partners across academic settings
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 deadline for applications is April 5, 2020. 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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 185080
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