LEO Lecturer I - Political Science



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How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter that describes their proposed courses as well as a draft syllabus for each proposed course. Applicants proposing courses in the following subject areas will be favored: Politics of International Economic Relations (POLSCI 369) and The American Foreign Policy Process (POLSCI 371). Applicants may also or instead propose one or two courses of their own chosen heading using the POLSCI 389/489 description below.

The search committee will favor applicants conducting independent research who are interested in participating in ongoing workshops on political economy and/or conflict and peace. Please address this interest in your cover letter, with some discussion of the independent research you are currently conducting. Likewise, applicants able to teach courses from a political science disciplinary perspective, drawing mostly from political science scholarly literature, will be strongly favored. Please indicate in your cover letter the range of political science literatures on which your courses will draw.

Job Summary
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 during the Winter 2020 Semester. The duration of this appointment would be from January 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020. The appointment effort is considered 66% for two courses and is therefore benefits eligible. This is not a tenure-track position.

Course Description
POLSCI 389. An upper-level lecture-discussion course on a topic in contemporary world politics. Area of focus is contingent on the expertise of the lecturer; nonetheless, the course should employ political science concepts and analysis and not merely survey recent developments. Examples of recent courses taught under this designation include The United Nations; The Political Economy of Conflict: Terrorism and Civil War; Global Society; Third-Party Conflict and Post-Conflict Intervention; The Political Economy of International Finance; Human Rights in Global Politics; and Sexual Violence in Wartime.

POLSCI 489. A senior-level seminar on a topic in contemporary world politics. Area of focus is contingent on instructor's expertise; the course should employ political science concepts and analysis rather than merely survey recent developments. Examples of recent seminars taught include Human Rights; The Historical Evolution of the Sovereign State System; The Politics of Sovereign Debt; and Norm Diffusion.

Required Qualifications*
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or advanced graduate training in political science.

Selection Process
Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application packets will be reviewed. The hiring decision will be announced within fourteen (14) days after the posting has been filled. This appointment is subject to final approval by the Political Science department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.