LEO Lecturer I - Organizational Studies

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Ann Arbor, MI, US
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How to Apply
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.

Job Summary
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%.

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
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.
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.

Required Qualifications*
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
Supervisory experience
Desired Qualifications*
Familiarity with leadership education and leadership development programs
Experience in teaching large survey courses

Selection Process
The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019 . Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, and successful performance in the classroom. Finalists will be required to present a simulated lecture as part of their interview.

Estimated date for offers to be extended: November 15, 2019. Applicants may request the status of their application from the program at any time by email to jfeneley@umich.edu .

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