For full consideration, applicant should submit one PDF file via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59pm 2/28/20 containing:
Cover letter outlining qualifications, specifically listing teaching experience
Current CV indicating PhD completion date
The names of two faculty members who can provide a recommendation (preferably from supervising the applicant’s teaching).
Email the complete PDF file to email@example.com and indicate “Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow” in the subject line. Selection is expected to be completed by 4/30/20.
The Department of Communication and Media seeks applicants for the Howard R. Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. This is a term-limited position for the period August 31, 2020 - April 30, 2020, composed of both instructional and research components. The selected candidate will have a 33.33% appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow and a 66.67% appointment as a LEO lecturer I.
The position requires the following in both the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters:
Provide research support and assistance, via a co-teaching role, to the department’s undergraduate thesis program (COMM 451/491 and COMM 452/492), under the supervision of the faculty thesis program coordinator and the department chair.
Teach a three- or four-credit undergraduate course, as assigned by the associate chair for undergraduate studies. This may be an established course or a course of the selected candidate’s design.
Serve as the coordinator for Communication and Media’s Undergraduate Fellows Program, teaching the one-credit accompanying course (COMM 442) and attending to all related logistical details supporting the course. The undergraduate fellows program allows a select group of Communication and Media majors to engage in the community, under the leadership of the Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and the associate chair for undergraduate studies. Activities and explorations may vary, although a mainstay of the program is an annual journalism symposium organized by the undergraduate fellows. The course typically meets twice a month on Wednesday evenings.
The Marsh Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have access to department research resources and is encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the department. Selected candidate is expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction.
To be considered, applicants must have earned a PhD by the start date of the appointment (8/31/20).
Extensive experience as graduate student instructor (GSI) or teaching assistant (TA) in communication and media
Breadth of teaching experience at the undergraduate level, including writing intensive courses
A record of excellent teaching
A doctoral degree in Communication and Media from the University of Michigan within the past two years and have a record of balancing teaching and research.
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.
Applications accepted through February 28, 2020
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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