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A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and evidence of teaching excellence.

The deadline for applications is April 13, 2018. The anticipated date by which an offer will be made is May 4, 2018.  Inquiries should be directed to Gloria Caudill (

Job Summary

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for a one-semester Lecturer I position to teach a 3 credit course starting September 1, 2018. Responsibilities include: planning and teaching SEAS 501/SEAS-455/, a undergraduate-graduate crossover level interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Southeast Asia including geologic, ecological, social, political, cultural and language issues. Appointment level will be 33.33%.  

Required Qualifications*

Masters with a focus on Southeast Asia in a relevant field such as history, anthropology, literature, or political science. Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with current social, political, and cultural issues and are able to advise graduate students.

Desired Qualifications*

Ph.D. with a focus on Southeast Asia in a relevant field such as history, anthropology, literature, or political science and teaching experience at the college/university level.

Additional Information

Additional Information: Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and departmental needs.

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

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  • 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.