Intermittent Lecturer in Environmental Law

Michigan, United States
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Please visit to submit the following application materials as one .PDF document:

  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • names of three individuals that can serve as references

Job Summary

The Program in the Environment (PitE) in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a part time Intermittent Lecturer position to teach Environment 475, “Environmental Law”, in Winter 2019 term (3 credit course). This is a non-tenure track position offered for one term only.

PitE is an interdisciplinary program that blends foundational knowledge, skills, and practices from natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities/culture towards an integrated analysis of environmental and sustainability issues facing society at all scales and approaches to address and adapt to the associated challenges.


Duties and responsibilities for the Intermittent Lecturer position are to teach Environ 475, Environmental Law, hold office hours and handle routine matters related to instruction. Environ 475 introduces students to the field of environmental law and regulation. This course focuses on risk, legal process and torts, that is, the common law (judge made law) related to the environment, as well as major federal environmental pollution statutes.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have a law degree and have extensive background in environmental law and policy. Teaching experience at the college/university level is required. Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and departmental needs.

Desired Qualifications*

At least three years of teaching experience at the college/university level is desired.

Union Affiliation

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.

Mission Statement

The School for Environment and Sustainability’s (SEAS) overarching mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

At SEAS we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society.

The Program in the Environment (PitE) offers both a broad liberal arts education in environmental topics and the opportunity for undergraduate students to pursue various lines of individual interest in considerable depth. PitE is a joint program between School of Environment and Sustainability and College of Literature Science, and the Arts (LSA). PitE is administratively housed in SEAS.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.