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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 one or two highly-qualified, experienced instructors of ESL/English for Business Purposes for its English for Business Studies (EBS) summer intensive program. The EBS program is a 5-week experience for students who have been accepted for the fall term into an MBA program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business or into another competitive MBA program in the U.S.  The primary focus of EBS is on developing the academic language skills and strategies necessary for success in a rigorous MBA program.  The program challenges students with courses and projects designed to reflect current MBA practices. We seek an instructor with expertise in Business Writing.

The Business Writing course focuses on academic written communication essential to participation in a highly-competitive MBA program.  Students learn the skills of summary writing, argumentation, and writing for a particular purpose and audience. They produce a collaborative report, write up case analyses, and work on e-mails, memos, resumes, and cover letters.  Students receive group and individual feedback on their writing, and common grammar trouble spots are reviewed. One or two sections of Business Writing may be offered, based on 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/ESP 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. Participation in student orientation, faculty meetings, and on the student final team project is also required.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will hold a master’s degree or PhD in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field and 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 business writing strongly preferred.

Work Schedule

   Program dates: June 26 - July 28, 2017


  • Section A: Tue/Thu 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Section B: Tue/Thu 12:00 - 2:00 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

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 the position is filled. However, we expect to fill all positions by June 26, 2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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