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How to Apply

Applicants must include with this application the following materials:

1) A curriculum vitae and cover letter that clearly states courses and/or subdisciplines the applicant would be able to teach.

2) Teaching evaluations and two letters of recommendation. At least one of the recommendations should preferably comment on your teaching record.


Job Summary

The Department of Linguistics in the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking one LEO Lecturer I to teach two courses in each of the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters. The duration of this appointment would be from August 30, 2021 – April 30, 2022. The appointment effort is considered 67% for two courses per semester and is therefore benefits eligible.

Regarding pandemic precautions: academic year 2021-22 is currently expected to be in-person, but decisions will be made appropriate to circumstances at the relevant times, and course instruction may instead switch to virtual or hybrid.

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.


Duties of this position include teaching undergraduate courses at the 100-, 200-, and 300-levels, developing and providing to students a syllabus and materials using the online course management system, evaluating and grading students, holding regularly scheduled office hours,  and handling routine matters related to instruction.  Duties may also include teaching high enrollment courses and supervising Graduate Student Instructors (teaching assistants).

Required Qualifications*

Must have an M.A. or PhD in Linguistics, or a closely related field, and demonstrated experience teaching linguistics at the college-level. Applications will be evaluated based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.

Desired Qualifications*

Specialization in one or more of the following:  language acquisition, phonology, psycholinguistics, semantics, sociolinguistics. Experience with interactive and engaged teaching strategies preferred.

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.

Contact Information

Contact Information: Talisha Reviere-Winston, Chief Administrator,

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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