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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and writing sample 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 English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenured appointment in the field of Writing Studies to begin in September 2019. This is a university-year appointment. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the English Department Writing Program for at least one five-year term.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time the position starts.

Desired Qualifications*

We seek applicants with significant experience in writing program administration and a distinguished publication and teaching record in one or more areas of Writing Studies, possibly including Public and Professional Writing, Writing and Social Justice, the History of Writing, Writing and Critical Race Studies, Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetoric, Translingualism, and/or Critical Literacy Studies.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. 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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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