Applicants should send a cover letter that describes their proposed courses as well as a draft syllabus for each proposed course. Applications should also include transcript, evidence of teaching experience and efficacy, and references. Applicants must propose to teach Politics of International Economic Relations (POLSCI 369) in Fall 2021, a sectioned course with a 100-125 students, and in Winter 2022, also sectioned with 75-100 students. Applicants should also propose two courses of their own choosing using the POLSCI 389/489 description below, preferably with a focus in International Political Economy, International Organization, and/or International Law.
The Department of Political Science in the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking one LEO Lecturer I to teach two courses in each of the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters. The duration of this appointment would be from August 30, 2021 – April 30, 2022. The appointment effort) is considered 67% for two courses per semester and is therefore benefits eligible.
Regarding pandemic precautions: academic year 2021-22 is currently expected to be in-person, but decisions will be made appropriate to circumstances at the relevant times, and course instruction may also or instead be virtual or hybrid.
Responsibilities include course coordination and teaching four upper-level undergraduate courses, with at least two of those courses be in International Political Economy and a preference for at least one in International Organization and/or International Law. In addition to classroom-teaching responsibilities, the instructor will hold office hours for students, provide appropriate syllabi and course materials, attend regular course meetings with graduate student instructors (if applicable), and handle routine course-related administrative matters.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or advanced graduate training in political science.
The search committee will favor applicants with relevant teaching experience and demonstrated pedagogical skills and efficacy. The committee will also favor applicants conducting independent research who are interested in participating in ongoing departmental workshops in world politics, political economy, and/or conflict & peace. Please address these experiences, evidence, and current research interests in your cover letter. Likewise, applicants able to teach courses from a political science disciplinary perspective, drawing mostly from political science scholarly literature, will be strongly favored.
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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