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Job Summary

The Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan invite applications for a 33.33% Lecturer I position beginning September 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018.


We seek well-crafted proposals for an upper-level, three-credit course on Asian/Pacific Islander American and Arab/Muslim American social activism and related political/legal issues, based on direct student engagement with community organizations and/or agencies.  Proposals should combine a single 80-minute meeting each week, on campus, with opportunities for independent placements in relevant internships.  Successful proposals will include examples of internship placements and assignments that thoughtfully address the needs of students in both Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies and Arab/Muslim American Studies.

Required Qualifications*

Terminal or graduate degree in American Studies, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Arab/Muslim American Studies, or other related field or relevant experience.  Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in American Studies, Arab/Muslim American Studies, or Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies.

Additional Information

University of Michigan Department of American Culture offers Michigan students a chance to explore a range of topics from American history and literature to ethnic studies and pop culture. Flexible, engaging, and interdisciplinary, American Culture offers undergraduates and graduate students alike an opportunity to participate in a unique program and learn from some of the nation's top faculty in a personal, vibrant academic community. 

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

Questions about applying for this position can be e-mailed to

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

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