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Job Summary

The Sweetland Center for Writing is seeking to hire one part-time (67%) LEO Lecturer I to teach Writing 100: The Practice of Writing and ten hours per week in Writing Workshop for the Fall 2018 term only, September 1-December 31, 2018.


Teach one three-credit section of Writing 100: The Practice of Writing and ten hours per week in Writing Workshop. Writing 100 is designed for students who want more experience writing academic essays before moving on to a graded First-Year Writing Requirement course; instructors are required to hold individual conferences with each student to provide regular feedback on their writing progress. A Writing Workshop assignment consists of ten hours per week in the office meeting one-to-one with students seeking help with writing issues across the disciplines. All Sweetland Lecturers are also expected to participate in two 90-minute unit meetings each month.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to attend a new faculty orientation on August 27, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm and a full-day retreat on August 29, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Required Qualifications*

MFA or Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching writing to undergraduates.

Desired Qualifications*

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field.

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.

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.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is July 20, 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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