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PLEASE NOTE: This LEO Lecturer I (bargained-for instructional) appointment is a joint venture between LSA’s English Language Institute (ELI) and the University Library.  This position will be paired with a 20% Associate Editor (non-bargained-for staff) position in the Michigan Publishing department at the University Library, Job Posting Number 141861.

The individual hired will fill both positions. Please note that each position will be administratively housed within their respective unit, governed by applicable rules and regulations of their respective appointment, and managed accordingly. 

You must apply for both position postings in order to be considered a candidate.

A cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page of your CV.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the U-M jobs website.

In addition, please submit a letter of interest explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy (no more than two pages), a current academic CV, evidence of teaching excellence, representative teaching evaluations, and the names of three references to:

Job Summary

The English Language Institute (ELI), an academic unit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative instructor for a LEO Lecturer I position in English for Academic Purposes, to begin September 1, 2017.

Required Qualifications*

Teaching load will be determined by departmental needs, but it is expected to include three to four courses per semester in each of the fall and winter semesters for 80% total effort each semester. Possible course assignments include some combination of ELI’s English for Academic Purposes writing, speaking, and grammar courses for U-M graduate students. In addition to teaching duties, ELI instructors participate in pre- and in-term student advising, curricular development, outreach, and other service to the department.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field, and have at least two years’ experience teaching a range of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing and speaking courses to diverse student populations at the graduate level. Familiarity with the conventions of academic writing and speaking, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop original high-quality EAP teaching materials, are also required. We seek candidates who demonstrate familiarity with current best practices in second language teaching, active engagement with the profession, and facility using a range of current digital language learning technologies. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a collaborative, reflective teaching practice are also required.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional desirable qualifications include previous experience with ESL/EFL teacher preparation, ITA training, and community-engaged language pedagogy. Familiarity with the academic writing and speaking conventions of specific academic disciplines, and experience studying or working in a second-language environment are also desired.

Additional Information

About the English Language Institute

Since its founding in 1941, the ELI has been a leader in language teaching and learning at the University of Michigan and throughout the world. The ELI provides a full range of credit-bearing courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for international graduate students and scholars at the University of Michigan, ESL/EFL teacher-training courses for undergraduates, as well as non-credit academic and language support services. ELI also partners with other U-M units in support of the University's initiatives in the areas of global learning and engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information regarding the ELI, visit our website:

Union Affiliation

The Lecturer 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 (“UM/LEO Agreement”).  The interdependent Library position is not governed by the UM/LEO Agreement.

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 questions about the application process, email .

Application Deadline

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. We expect to fill the position by July 1, 2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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