Short-Term Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Teaching Specialist, Division of the Humanities (FY2...

Jun 20, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Short-Term Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Teaching Specialist, Division of the Humanities (FY2019 Continuous Recruiting)
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 325099

The University of Minnesota, Morris Division of the Humanities may need Lecturers/Assistant Professors or Teaching Specialists to teach on a short-term and/or temporary basis during the 2018-19 academic year (August 20, 2018 to May 19, 2019) in one or more of the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Studio Art
  • English
  • World Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Communication, Media, and Rhetoric
  • Theatre Arts
  • Humanities Teaching Methods

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. or terminal degree for Lecturers/Assistant Professors; MA/MS or BA/BS for Teaching Specialists, master’s preferred. Candidate must have academic preparation appropriate to the specialized teaching field, and must have evidence of successful teaching as demonstrated by letters of recommendation from those knowledgeable about the candidate’s teaching expertise and/or summaries of recent course evaluations. Though clear emphasis is on successful teaching, consideration will be given to scholarly attainment or other professional recognition or distinction in the teaching field.

About the Job


The primary responsibility will be teaching undergraduate courses. Some service and research activity may be expected.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. Complete the basic online application and attach your curriculum vitae and cover letter. Upon request, you may be asked to provide three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching potential. If you need assistance negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Cindy Poppe, 320-589-6256 or [email protected]

This position will remain open until filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 201, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, (COPLAC), Morris is an undergraduate-focused residential liberal arts community that provides a rigorous academic experience preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of approximately 1900 students is supported by 120 faculty members with a student/faculty ratio of 15/1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 27 percent students of color (of which 18 percent are American Indian students) and 11 percent international students.

Morris culture is characterized by an unwavering commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education as well as, by the particular traditions it has developed in pursuing that mission. The community believes in the values of shared governance (embodied in its official policy-making body, an inclusive Campus Assembly), and it recognizes the heritage of its campus (which originally began as an American Indian boarding school) with a vigorous commitment to diversity. With a vibrant sense of community in and out of the classroom, Morris aims to integrate curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular aspects of the student experience, and it reaches outward to the broader community with collaborative enterprises and service-learning initiatives. A distinct campus within the larger University of Minnesota system, Morris combines the benefits of an intimate, student-centered community with many of the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities.

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