Women's Studies Lecturer III - Gender and Health

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jul 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Women’s Studies Lecturer III —Gender and Health

The Department of Women’s Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time (100%) Lecturer III position to begin January 1, 2019, pending final authorization. This is a non-tenure track position with a university-year appointment.

Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching courses in our Gender and Health major and minor. The lecturer will offer a mix of courses in Women’s Studies that will complement our existing strengths and contribute to our departmental mission. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach large lecture courses on women’s health as well as smaller seminars in specific areas related to gender and health. In addition to teaching, the candidate’s responsibilities will include providing assistance with the outreach, program coordination, and advising for students who have declared a major or a minor in Gender & Health. The lecturer also will serve as the principal academic advisor for students with a major or a minor in Gender & Health. The selected candidate will work with the departmental leadership team to create programming that will build community and facilitate communication and sharing of information among our undergraduates. Additional departmental service responsibilities may be assigned.

We expect that a successful candidate will hold a PhD in Gender, Sexuality, or Women’s Studies or a related field, and have expertise in an area of Gender & Health. The ideal candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise and teaching excellence about gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability in relation to healthcare, health policies, and/or health activism. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching students about inequalities in health care systems. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement with diverse student populations will be an important criterion in our selection process. We expect that the applicant will be a visible and engaged faculty member in the department. We are seeking a broad range of applicants with training or experience in the fields of Gender, Sexuality, or Women’s Studies.

Terms and conditions of employment for this Lecturer III position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO). This is a nine-month position (i.e., runs September 1 through May 31 each year), with salary paid over a 12-month period, and is benefits-eligible. The initial appointment will be for one academic year. The possibility of renewal is contingent on performance, department need, and future funding.

Please apply online (posting #160817 on http://careers.umich.edu/). Questions regarding problems with application upload to [email protected].

Candidates should submit a single attachment (in PDF format) to the online posting system with the following required materials:

  1. Letter of Application (no more than two pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement (includes teaching philosophy and experience in no more than five pages)
  4. Evidence of Teaching Excellence
  5. Two sample syllabi (from courses previously taught)
  6. Names and contact information of three recommenders who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for this position. Letters are not required in the initial application submission stage.

The application deadline for full consideration is September 10th, 2018. We hope to extend an offer no later than, if not before, December 14, 2018.

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.