In addition to applying via careers.umich.edu, applications and supporting materials must be submitted through this link. Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence such as evaluations, and/or syllabi. Please also provide the names and contact information for two individuals to contact for confidential letters of reference.
The Organizational Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major built on a foundation of three disciplines--sociology, economics, and psychology--that examines the behavior, structure, and dynamics of organizations. These three liberal arts perspectives together give students broad scope for understanding how organizations influence our lives and our world. Courses offered by OS include lower-level courses that offer an introductory look at aspects of organizations and a host of courses specifically designed for majors including two core courses, an advanced research capstone, and a series of specialized seminars.
OS invites applications for a position as a part-time Lecturer for the Winter 2020 term. This position will have an estimated effort of 66%.
Development and delivery of lectures and other course activities associated with OS 201 and OS 495 (see descriptions below)
Supervision of Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) for the OS 201 course
Assigning grades to the students
OS 201 Leadership and Collaboration: Leadership is essential to the success of groups, organizations, and societies. To be effective, leaders must possess a clear understanding of human behavior and social processes. This course is an introduction to the study of leadership from the perspective of the social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, political science). We will draw on a range of classical and contemporary social science research to address key questions about the process and practice of collaborative leadership. Principal questions we will consider include: Why does leadership exist at all? What is good leadership? Are leaders born or made? Do leaders tend to possess certain traits like intelligence, extraversion, generosity, or greater physical stature? When and why does leadership fail? How can leaders, followers, and institutions on the whole improve the practice of leadership? The goal of the course is not only to expose students to the empirical study of leadership and followership, but also to stimulate them to think critically about human behavior.
OS495 Prosocial Leadership: Today’s leaders are increasingly expected to forgo their personal interests to promote the good of the groups and organizations to which they belong. And followers are more empowered to nurture cooperative leadership and question unethical leadership than they have ever been before. Generally understood as behavior that benefits others, or society as a whole, leaders’ and followers’ prosocial behavior plays a central role in the promotion of a harmonious and productive society. This course will consider: when do leaders and followers put aside their self-interest for the good of the group? We will examine when and why people cooperate from the perspective of the social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics). The ultimate goal is to equip leaders and their followers to cooperatively address critical social and global issues in our interdependent world.
Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Psychology or Sociology or a related social science field
Background in organizational theory
Demonstrated commitment to innovative, student-centered pedagogy
Experience teaching undergraduates
Familiarity with leadership education and leadership development programs
Experience in teaching large survey courses
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.
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Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
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