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Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV as a single PDF document to the Job Opening ID# 170712 through the U-M Jobs portal. The job will remain open until the position is filled, but we expect to fill the position by July 22, 2019. For any questions, please email:

Job Summary

The English Language Institute (ELI), a unit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), seeks highly-qualified, experienced instructors of ESL/English for Academic Purposes to teach classroom communication skills in ELI 994, a three-week intensive teaching preparation course for international teaching assistants -- called Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) at the University of Michigan. Offered jointly by the English Language Institute and the U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT),  ELI 994 prepares new graduate students who completed their undergraduate education in a language other than English to serve as GSIs in disciplines throughout LSA. The number of positions available is subject to enrollment. This appointment opportunity is subject to final approval by the academic unit.

Program dates: July 24-August 13, 2019. Mandatory pre-term meeting on July 22, 2019.

Teaching Schedule: Varies according to appointment but averages 12-13 hours/week for three weeks.

Effort: 40% summer half-term appointment


ELI instructors plan and deliver high-quality instruction in language and pedagogy in accordance with ELI 994’s curricular guidelines and best practices in EAP instruction. Assignments involve leading communications skills classes and practice teaching sessions for pre-service international Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs). ELI instructors are expected to provide students with regular, timely feedback on all assignments.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will hold an advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field. They will also have at least two years’ experience teaching English for Academic Purposes at the college/university level. The ability to work collaboratively, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.

Desired Qualifications*

A minimum of three years’ experience teaching EAP and/or ESP at the graduate level is preferred. Familiarity with the U-M Graduate Student Instructor (International Teaching Assistant) teaching context is also desired.  

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

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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