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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of writing plans, evidence of teaching excellence, a published or contracted book or manuscript, and three letters of recommendation by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

Job Summary

The Helen Zell Writers’ Program in the Department of English at the University of Michigan invites applications for a visiting appointment in poetry. This is a non-tenure-track position with a university-year appointment. The appointment term is three years, with the potential for renewal for an additional two years.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates should be emerging writers (at least one book published or under contract) who have achieved distinction in their writing and demonstrated the promise of excellence in their teaching.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at lsa.umich.edu/english.  Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the homepage to apply.

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

September 28th, 2018

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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