Ann Arbor, MI
The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-term lecturer position for the 2021 summer half-term as part of the 2021 CSP Summer Bridge Scholars Program. Successful candidates will teach one section of CSP 100, a first-year seminar for incoming students. This 3 credit course will meet remotely on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sections will be offered at either 11:00-1:00 p.m or 3:00-5:00 p.m. CSP 100 is a first-year seminar designed to introduce students to the intellectual and co-curricular life of the university, and to prepare them for success at the University of Michigan and beyond. Aimed at further strengthening students’ study skills, written and oral communication, information literacy, academic self-efficacy, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively, the course fosters an active and engaged approach to coursework through an increased emphasis on peer-to-peer engagement, scholar-faculty engagement, and the development of metacognitive skills. Faculty leading the course facilitate learning through a metacognitive approach to instruction. There are no prerequisites and the course is taught in seminar format. This course meets the Social Science distribution.The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to teach lower-division courses and must exhibit a willingness to devote extra time and effort to students outside class via additional office hours for individualized instruction (conferences), while also providing students with regular, meaningful feedback on assignments. In their teaching and course materials, candidates are expected to employ anti-racist, inclusive, and accessible practices.Applicants for this position are also expected to interact with and provide feedback to CSP Academic Advisors regarding student academic progress throughout the term. Teaching qualifications, teaching experience, and evidence of outstanding teaching will determine the selection of the candidate.
Required Qualifications*Master’s degree and experience teaching undergraduates.
Desired Qualifications*Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching; 3 years of experience teaching at the college level.
Additional InformationThe Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is an academic unit within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts that offers a variety of academic support services-including the Summer Bridge Program-academic year course instruction, academic advising and peer advising, tutoring, and freshman interest groups. CSP works closely with a wide variety of academic departments, offices and programs throughout the university, including offices in the various schools and colleges, the Undergraduate Admissions Office, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Division of Student Affairs.
Questions about applying for this position can be e-mailed to [email protected].
Union AffiliationThis position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between 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.
How to apply
Application DeadlineReview of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are 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.
U-M EEO/AA StatementThe University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
In addition to completing the online application, please email a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, a list of references and evidence of teaching experience (i.e., teaching evaluations) to [email protected].