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A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and evidence of teaching excellence.

Job Summary

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan invite applications for a one-semester Lecturer I position starting September 1, 2017 Responsibilities include: planning, teaching, and grading SEAS 501/SEAS-455, an undergraduate-graduate level interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Southeast Asia including geological, ecological, social, political, cultural, and language issues. The Lecturer will also teach an additional course related to their field of interest. The appointment level will be 66%.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have a Ph.D. with a focus on Southeast Asia in a relevant field such as history, anthropology, literature, or political science. 

Desired Qualifications*

Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with current social, political, and cultural issues and are able to advise graduate students.

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.

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.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Gloria Caudill (

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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