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Send cover letter, CV and two letters of reference to  Applications must be received before the closing date of this posting, 6/12017.

Job Summary

The Department of Afroamerican and American Studies (DAAS) and Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Michigan invite applications for a 33.33% Lecturer I position beginning September 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017.


The successful candidate will perform supplementary teaching activities in support of the live-synchronous digital offering of “Islam in African Literature” taught by Professor Ousseina Alidou of the Rutgers University.  This 3-credit course explores the varied expressions of Islam in literary texts from different parts of Africa in the post-colonial period, paying particular attention to how the conjuncture of culture and history has diversified the experience of Islam and its literary expression in Africa and African immigrant experience. Under the guidance of Professor Alidou, the candidate will perform supplementary teaching activities, including (but not limited to) preparation, discussions, instruction, holding office hours, grading, and mentoring. The candidate is expected to attend every class lecture and may be required to lead discussion sessions. At the conclusion of the course, the candidate will submit a one-page status report summarizing the course activities and overall course experience.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must be pursuing or have completed a graduate degree with a focus on Islamic Studies in a relevant field such as international & area studies, literature, history, anthropology, or political science.  Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and research in Islamic Studies.

Additional Information

DAAS is an academic unit within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts that offer a variety of academic support services including academic year course instruction and academic advising.  We work closely with a wide variety of academic departments, offices and programs throughout the university.

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

Questions about applying for this position can be e-mailed to

Application Deadline

Applications must be received before the closing date of this posting, 6/1/2017.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. LEO job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.  The target date for extending an offer of appointment will be 06/23/2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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