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How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at

You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, and the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence.

Job Summary

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I beginning September 1, 2018. Responsibilities include delivering three East Asian Studies courses to undergraduates each semester. Appointment level will be 100%. This is not a tenure-track appointment. Due to the replacement nature of this appointment, the funding for this position will only be available in Fall 2018 and Winter 2019.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of Asian Studies. Native or near-native proficiency in English is required; at least two years of experience teaching at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience successfully teaching survey courses on China as well as seminars on topics that can span East Asia. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach two first-year seminars on different topics, an introduction to Chinese culture and history, an introductory class in Japanese studies, and a smaller lecture course on contemporary Chinese society (“Chinese Controversies”). The successful candidate should also be able to teach seminars on Japan and Korea.

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.

Contact Information

Inquiries should be directed to David Rolston (

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is March 15 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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