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Apply electronically at  Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Applicants must attach a cover letter describing their professional qualifications, research agenda and teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to their submission.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018.

For additional information, contact Ms. Judy Garfield, Administrative Assistant, ESL Faculty Search at 313-593-3893 or

Job Summary

The University of Michigan – Dearborn – is one of three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education primarily to residents of southeastern Michigan, and currently enrolls more than 9,200 students.  The campus is located on 200 suburban acres of the original Henry Ford Estate in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan area, and is committed to creating positive changes in the region. The Department of Education is part of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) and offers bachelor’s degrees (BA or BS) leading to teacher certification, educational studies or instructional technology as well as a Bachelor of General Studies with a major in children and families.  At the graduate level, the department offers multiple master’s degree programs for professionals in the field of education, an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.). More details concerning the Department and the CEHHS may be found at:

Job Description: Assistant Professor of Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Department of Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of ESL position to begin September 1, 2019. We seek a dynamic, innovative professional to join our team of educators to advance our mission to provide a high quality educational experience for our students rooted in strong academics, engaged learning and clinical field experiences. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Education in our ESL endorsement program—including curriculum, instruction and assessment, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification, and literacy for English Language Learners. Additional teaching opportunities may include courses in world languages, the doctoral program or teacher certification programs. The candidate will be expected to have strong research skills leading to scholarly publications and to seek external funds to support research activities. Other responsibilities will include student advisement, service on college/university committees and professional organizations, and collaborative work with faculty and K-12 school colleagues in the culturally diverse communities of southeast Michigan.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Required Qualifications*

  • Earned doctorate in an appropriate field with an emphasis on Teaching English as a Second Language or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; additional related expertise in world languages, bilingual education or literacy is preferred. Highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered at the instructor level.

  • Experience teaching or working in a K-12 school setting in the United States

  • Experience in teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse setting

  • Established record of scholarship or the potential to establish a research agenda leading to scholarly publications

  • Ability to utilize technology to support teaching and to teach online courses

  • Commitment to metropolitan and school/community engagement

  • Excellent oral and written skills

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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