This position is interdependent with Job Posting 184431, Associate Director of the Kessler Scholars Program. Candidates must apply separately for both positions and be qualified for both to be considered as a candidate for this position. Candidates should submit a single attachment (in PDF format) to this posting with the following materials:
Cover letter addressing your interest in this position and outlining skills and experience that directly relate to this role.
Current resume or CV.
Statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
Syllabus from a course you developed and taught and one student assignment from that course.
Names and contact information for three recommenders who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for this position, including classroom performance. Letters are not required in this initial application stage.
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the U-M jobs website in order to be considered an applicant for this position.
The Kessler Scholars Program, a cohort-based scholarship program operating within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)’s Division of Undergraduate Education, seeks a dynamic and accomplished educator/administrator to serve as associate director. In conjunction with the administrative appointment, there will be an instructional appointment for a one-credit course in the academic fall term.
About the Kessler Scholars Program
The mission of the Kessler Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, College of LSA, is to help low-income, first-generation undergraduate students thrive as part of a connected, cohort-based community on campus. The Kessler Scholars Program combines substantial scholarship awards with academic, professional, and personal support to help students navigate the University of Michigan with a clear sense of belonging and purpose across all four years of their undergraduate experience.
The candidate will be expected to provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students in a one-credit student success seminar during the academic fall term. This course, structured in coordination with the Comprehensive Studies Program, is intended to connect first-year Kessler Scholars with critical academic and other support resources, support their academic and personal transition to college, and promote cohort interaction through a shared learning experience. Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle all other matters related to instruction and assessment.
Advanced degree in relevant field (MA, MEd)
Minimum of three years’ experience in academic or student program administration
Minimum of one year (two semesters) experience as instructor-of-record
Experience creating, leading, or managing student programming, instruction, or research directly related to first-generation college students.
Familiarity with UM-LSA curricula, programs, policies, campus resources, contacts, and offices that provide assistance and support services for undergraduate students.
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.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
The deadline for applications is March 5, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is 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.
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. Expected Start Date is Fall Term 2020.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 184408
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