Academic Human Resources

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Academic Employment

Part-time Faculty (Lecturer) Employment Process:

Generally, full-time faculty have preference for teaching assignments at the university.

Part-time faculty (lecturers) are hired on a semester by semester basis to supplement the work performed by full-time faculty. The hiring process is decentralized and conducted by the department chair, the program coordinator or director, or other academic unit. Employment procedures may vary slightly, but the fundamental process is described below.

People interested in employment as a lecturer should send a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vita to the department chair, program coordinator or the deans’ office. Click on the link for the current list of chairs and program directors. Generally a Ph.D., a terminal degree or a Master’s degree is required but the qualifications vary depending on the discipline or course to be taught.

When there is a need for a lecturer for a particular course(s), the academic unit will consider lecturers who have taught in past semesters as well as resumes it has received and contact likely candidates for more information about their qualifications and availability. Criteria to be considered include amount, relevance and quality of the applicant’s educational background, teaching experience and related skills, and availability to teach the course. All candidates will be evaluated based on these criteria. Some academic units may go through a more extensive screening process, including an interview and teaching presentation. The department or academic unit will then offer the course to the best qualified individual who is available to teach the class.

Academic Human Resources (AHR) will periodically post for lecturer positions on its website. In addition AHR will post a description of this process, the contact information for department chairs, and related information.
Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
Faculty Contract

This is the agreement between the Board of Trustees of Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, and the Oakland University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.  The Faculty Contract may be downloaded at: 2015-2020 AAUP Contract.

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