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Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a suggested course topic with a no more than one page course description, a writing sample and three confidential recommendations.  Please submit your application with all required documents in one email to (please include “Visitor Position” in the subject line).  Confidential recommendation letters should be submitted separately to the same email address with the name of the candidate in the subject line. Application deadline is firmly March 1, 2018.

Job Summary

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-term, non-tenure track instructional position beginning January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019. Qualifications of the selected applicant will determine the appointment title (Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer). The position will focus on modern Central and/or East European literature and culture, with a preference for twentieth-century Czech literature and culture. 


Duties will include teaching an undergraduate survey course of the cultures of Central Europe and another course or graduate seminar with a substantial Czech component and depending on the appointment title a possible third course in either Czech language or East European culture. 

Required Qualifications*

Native or near native proficiency in English and one Central European language, preferably Czech, and PhD in hand required.

Desired Qualifications*

Strengths in theory and cultural studies as well as in intersections of culture, gender, ethnicity, and political environment will be an asset. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan offers competitive wages and benefits.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Union Affiliation

This position may be 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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