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How to Apply

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand and send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of all transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, two course proposals for courses you wish to teach, and teaching evaluations. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the letter writers themselves to  All other documents should be combined into a single document (preferably a PDF).

Job Summary

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a LEO Lecturer I to teach two upper level classes in Spanish and Latin American Literature, Culture, or Film for the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms. The anticipated effort for this position is 100%.

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.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, as well as prior experience teaching courses in Spanish literature and cultures, preferably in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Ph.D. must be in hand.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior experience teaching upper-level courses in Spanish and Latin American literature and cultures, preferably in the Romance Languages and Literatures department.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is April 17th, 2019.

Decision Making Process

The department expects to make offers on or around April 30th, 2019. The position and appointment are subject to final approval by the department.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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