LEO Lecturer III - Political Science Advisor & Lecturer

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County
Jul 23, 2014
How To Apply Please submit via email to polscilec3search@umich.edu a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence. Three confidential (3) letters from referees should also be submitted to the same email address. All materials must arrive on or before August 6, 2014 for full consideration. Review of applications will commence immediately and the anticipated date by which an offer will be made is August 15, 2014. Job Summary The Department of Political Science in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking a LEO Lecturer III. This is a non-tenure track position that is a university year position. The appointment will be full time, split by 67% effort for advising duties, and 33% effort for lecturer duties, and begin on September 1, 2014. Initial appointment period is anticipated as one (1) year (i.e., FA14 and WN15), depending on qualifications. Reappointment will depend primarily on performance. Training for the advising duties of this position will begin prior to the appointment, in August. The exact date will be negotiated between the department and the selected candidate. Responsibilities The primary focus for the undergraduate advisor is providing individual advising service to undergraduate students who have declared or are considering declaring a major or minor in political science. This service is delivered mostly through face-to-face interactions in scheduled or walk-in appointments, but can also happen via email or other forms of technology. The advisor will be expected to meet with students several days a week, maintain detailed notes of advising meetings and record email correspondence, speak with students about departmental programs, conduct senior releases, and consider special student cases, in conjunction with the director of undergraduate studies. The advisor works alongside the student services manager, who also advises undergraduate students and will be required to collaborate and meet regularly with the student services manager. The advisor will also plan and execute departmental programs for our students, represent the department at the annual LSA Major/Minor expo, and maintain a working relationship with the Career Center. In addition to advising, responsibilities will include teaching two 300- or 400-level Political Science courses per year in any one of the following fields: American Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, World Politics, Law, Courts, and Politics (Public Law). Required Qualifications Applicants must have a post-graduate degree. Desired Qualifications College-level teaching in Political Science is preferred. Union Affiliation 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. Selection Process 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. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.