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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 highly-qualified, experienced instructors of ESL/English for Academic Purposes for 2 openings in its English for Legal Studies summer intensive program. We seek instructors with expertise in legal writing and speaking. The number of positions available and specific course assignments are subject to enrollment.


ELI instructors plan and deliver high-quality language instruction following each program’s curricular guidelines and in accordance with best practices in ESL/EAP instruction. ELI instructors are expected to attend pre- and in-term program meetings, meet with students outside of class as needed and to provide regular, timely written and oral feedback on all assignments.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will hold either an advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field, or a JD/LLM. They will also have least three years of EAP and/or ESP teaching experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively are also required.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience teaching legal English and professional and/or academic legal experience strongly preferred.

Work Schedule

   Program dates: July 3 - August 11, 2017


  • Legal Research Writing: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 a.m. – 10:30
  • Legal Case Reading and Vocabulary Development: Mon/Wed/Fri 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

   Effort: Each class carries a 35% 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

For any questions, please email:

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.

Decision Making Process

The job will remain open until all positions are filled. However, we expect to fill all positions by July 3, 2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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