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How to Apply

In addition to applying via the on-line University of Michigan Careers website, please submit:

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Application letter in Italian including a description of teaching experience
  • UM academic transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • Student course evaluations from any course(s) taught
  • 2 to 3 letters of recommendation

Submit all documents to, or

RLL GSI Hiring Committee

4108 MLB

812 E Washington St

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275

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.

Course Description

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures seeks applications from qualified UM Graduate Student to teach Elementary Italian for the Winter 2020 term.


Successful applicants will teach one section of Elementary Italian under the direction of a language coordinator for a 50% GSI appointment.

Sections meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, grading student coursework, attending section meetings, holding office hours, and corresponding with students via email. 

Required Qualifications*

Applicants should have some prior experience teaching Italian, some pedagogical training, and fluency or near native fluency in Italian and English.

Desired Qualifications*

Individuals with prior experience teaching Italian in RLL will be given priority consideration.

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.

Contact Information

Desiree Laurencelle,

Decision Making Process

We expect to make a decision on or around December 18, 2019.

Selection Process

All applications will be forwarded to the RLL GSI Hiring Committee.  The Committee will make hiring recommendations to the Director of the Elementary Language Program.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Information for the Office of Institutional Equity may be found at and for the University Ombuds at

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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