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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Course Description

LATINOAM 301: Topics in Latina/o/x Studies


The successful candidate will design and teach a 3-credit upper-level undergraduate course in Latina/o/x Studies. Well-crafted proposals for a course on Latina/o/x people or themes in literature, history, popular culture, or other topic, are welcome, as are courses that deal with Latina/o/x subjects within a comparative, thematic, or transnational frame.  In the case of comparative or thematic courses, at least one third of the course content should be Latina/o/x. focused.  In the case of transnational courses, at least half of the course should relate to Latina/o/x experiences, cultures, or themes in the United States.  In all cases, the course should offer students the methods and tools for studying, analyzing, and writing about Latina/o/x identity, community, culture, and/or representations, including critical analysis of race, class, gender, and/or sexuality

Required Qualifications*

Terminal or graduate degree in American Studies, Latina/o Studies, literature, history, anthropology, sociology, media studies, or other related field.  Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in American Studies or Latina/o Studies.

Additional Information

University of Michigan Department of American Culture offers Michigan students a chance to explore a range of topics from American history and literature to ethnic studies and pop culture. Flexible, engaging, and interdisciplinary, American Culture offers undergraduates and graduate students alike an opportunity to participate in a unique program and learn from some of the nation's top faculty in a personal, vibrant academic community. 

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

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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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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