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The African American and African Studies program (AAAS), part of the College for Arts, Sciences, and Letters college-wide/interdisciplinary programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, is seeking a Lecturer I to teach one section of AAAS 390P:  Foundations of Black Intellectual History, in the African and African American Studies Program. This course explores thinkers in Africa and the African Diaspora (i.e. North America, the Caribbean, and South America).  More specifically, it examines intellectuals from Ancient Egypt to the present, including Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Fanon, Frederick Douglas, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Anna Julia Cooper, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Davis.

The position is for Fall 2017, but future teaching assignments for this course may be available consistent with the LEO collective bargaining agreement and program need. The individual teaching the course will also be responsible for assessment reporting for the Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) for Fall 2017 and potentially for any future semesters.

This position is subject to terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturer's Employee Organization (LEO) AFT/MFT and SRP Local 6244, AFL-CIO


Ph.D. is preferred, master’s degree considered, in African American Studies, American Studies or related field, with specialization in the African American social, political, or economic experience; or Black intellectual thought. Experience teaching courses on African American or African Studies at the college level is required.  Online experience teaching this course is an asset.

How to Apply

For full consideration, all of the following materials must be submitted:

•Letter of application addressing research and teaching interests

•Curriculum vitae

•A sample of written work

•Three letters of reference

Electronic applications are required.

The deadline for priority review of applications is June 30, 2017. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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