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Job Summary

The Department of History in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for a Lecturer I position to teach a survey course on modern East Asia during the Winter 2018 term:  January 1 - April 30, 2018.  This represents a 33.33% appointment in the Department of History for the Winter 2018 term only.


In addition to teaching responsibilities, the instructor will oversee any course Graduate Student Instructor(s), if applicable; hold office hours for students; do course planning and grading; and provide an appropriate syllabus and course materials electronically.

Required Qualifications*

Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. with specialization in the history of China or comparative East Asia.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional requirements include demonstrated successful teaching experience and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate 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.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Deadline for applications is September 29, 2017.

The anticipated date by which an offer will be made is November, 2017.  The appointment opportunity described in this posting is subject to final approval by the academic unit.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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