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Job Summary

The English Language Institute (ELI), a unit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, is seeking 1-2 highly qualified, experienced instructors of ESL/English for Academic Purposes to teach academic vocabulary and research skills in an intensive summer exchange program for undergraduate students from Ajou University in Korea, sponsored by the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and offered jointly by ELI and the Nam Center for Korean Studies.


ELI instructors are responsible for planning and delivering high-quality language instruction in accordance with curricular guidelines and best practices in ESL/EAP instruction. ELI instructors are expected to meet with students outside of class as needed and to provide regular, timely written and oral feedback on all assignments. Faculty are also expected to attend pre- and in-term planning meetings, to be scheduled according to instructor availability.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will hold a master’s degree or PhD in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively are also required.

Desired Qualifications*

At least three years’ ESL/EAP teaching experience at the university level preferred. Experience working with students from South Korea also desired.

Work Schedule

Program dates: July 10 – August 4, 2017


  • Section A: Mon/Wed 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Section B: Tue/Thu 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Effort: Each section carries a 20% summer half-term appointment.

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.

Background Screening

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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

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Mission Statement

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.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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