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How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete both of the following steps:

  1. Apply to Job Opening ID# 154666 through the U-M Jobs portal.
  2. Email a cover letter and CV as a single PDF document to

Course Description

The English Language Institute (ELI), a unit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, is seeking highly-qualified, experienced instructors of English for Academic Purposes for approximately 2-3 openings in its English for Academic Purposes summer intensive program. We seek instructors with expertise in the following areas: 1) Academic writing and editing; 2) Interactive academic speaking. The number of positions and specific course assignments available are subject to enrollment.

Note: Qualified candidates are also invited to apply for the position in the ELI’s English for Legal Studies program described in Job Posting #154667.

Program dates: July 2 - August 10, 2018

Possible Teaching Schedules include one or more of the following assignments:

Academic Writing and Editing: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Interactive Speaking: Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Effort: Potential 25%-60% summer half-term appointments are possible.


ELI instructors plan and deliver high-quality language instruction following each program’s curricular guidelines and in accordance with best practices in ESL/EAP instruction. ELI instructors are expected to attend pre- and in-term program meetings, meet with students outside of class as needed, to provide regular, timely feedback on all assignments, and to submit end-term student assessments.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will hold an advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related filed.  They will also have at least three years of teaching experience at the university level.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, familiarity with the conventions of academic writing and speaking across disciplines, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively are also required.

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching EAP/ESP at the graduate level.

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

For any questions, please email:

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 job will remain open until the positions are filled.  However, we expect to fill all positions by July 2, 2018.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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