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Senior Lecturer

Wayne State University in Detroit, MI

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/31/19
Salary: TBD
Reference Number: 44252

About This Organization

With an enrollment of more than 27,000 students, Wayne State University is one of the three major research universities in Michigan that make up the Michigan University Research Corridor. WSU is located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown cultural center; with easy access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony, numerous museums, and professional football, baseball, and hockey venues. Wayne State is also within two miles of Canadian border crossings to Windsor, Ontario. For more information, visit www.wayne.edu.

Job Duties

The Irvin D. Reid, Honors College at Wayne State University is seeking to fill Two (2) Non-Tenure Track positions for the 2019/2020 academic year. Candidates will be expected to: In the fall, assist the primary instructor of HON 1000/PS 1100 by leading multiple small discussion sections; in the winter, teach their own small seminar(s) HON 2000, which they will design and propose in advance.

Ph.D. required in some area of the Humanities or Social Sciences, such as American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Urban Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science or related disciplines.

About Wayne State University Honors College

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College promotes excellence in scholarship and experiential learning. Our faculty are committed to a curriculum that strengthens student skills in critical thinking and research and that encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world around them.

Application Procedures
For consideration, please submit electronically a complete resume and letter of interest including contact information for at least 3 professional references to posting #044252 on Wayne State University’s ONLINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidate is found.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence as college-level instructor.
Strong mentoring skills and commitment to helping individual students achieve academic goals.
Flexibility and a willingness to collaborate closely with academic colleagues and Honors staff.
Experience and success teaching critical thinking and writing, especially across disciplines.
Commitment to and demonstrated success in interdisciplinary teaching and innovative collaborative curriculum development.
History of community involvement and/or civic engagement.
Understanding of and enthusiasm for Honors education.
Working knowledge of digital media and course management software.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
PhD in some area of the Humanities or Social Sciences, such as American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Urban Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science or related disciplines.
Knowledge of Detroit and/or urban studies.
Knowledge of American politics and/or political institutions.


Salary

TBD

Required Application Materials

Resume, letter of interest, three professional references