Please submit your CV and names and contact information for at least two references as well as a 1-2 page application that includes: (1) A brief statement of your teaching philosophy, demonstration of prior teaching, and how you might approach a course at UMBS; 2) a brief research statement addressing research you could pursue at UMBS or how your work fits within the UMBS research and teaching mission; and 3) a brief statement demonstrating evidence of your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The deadline for applications is January 16, 2023. Offers will be sent out as early as January 17, 2023.
The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is seeking application for Intermittent LEO Lecturers to engage with our summer Undergraduate Teaching and Research program. We run rigorous, hands-on, field-based courses and student research experiences as a critical part of our education mission. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our community.
We seek faculty who could teach a field-based course in one or more of the following areas: agroecology, botany, disease ecology, evolution, forest ecology, general ecology (separate lecture and lab sections), limnology, mammalogy, microbiology, mycology, ichthyology, ornithology, parasitology, phycology entomology.
Courses will be taught during two summer terms: Spring term, May 27 – June 24, 2023, and Summer term, July 1 – 29, 2023. Courses are each 3-credits and meet 3 full days/week for 4 weeks. Students take two classes for a total of 6 credits in 4 weeks. The expected appointment effort will be 66.67% for the half-term to be paid over two months. For instructors who do not currently hold tenure-track status at U-M or another institution, terms and conditions of employment for this position as posted are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO).
UMBS is located in Pellston, Michigan on Douglas Lake, has more than 10,000 acres of adjacent forest, streams, wetlands, and a variety of ecological infrastructure (long-term experiments, flux towers, stream lab) that faculty and students can use to explore and answer ecological, evolutionary, and earth systems questions.
A Ph.D. and research experience in any of the many fields and disciplines connected to ecology and evolutionary biology such as ecology, evolution, forestry, natural resources management, and earth science is required.
Ideal candidates will also conduct research at UMBS, integrate elements of their own research into their courses at UMBS, and have a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at their home institutions.
Questions regarding this position and the UM Biological Station may be directed to Karie Slavik, Associate Director, UM Biological Station, email@example.com, 734-763-4462.
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