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Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching and administrative philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation.

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The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their writing, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

Job Summary

The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for an open Lecturer III position beginning August 29, 2022. This is a non-tenure track position appointed for three years initially with the potential for renewal. Full-time load (100% effort) is three (3) courses per semester or the equivalent in other duties. Duties include teaching basic and advanced writing courses (English 125 – College Writing, English 225 – Academic Argumentation, and English 325 – Art of the Essay) as well as courses in areas of expertise. In addition, this position will also serve as Associate Director of the English Department Writing Program. The Associate Director's duties include working with the Director of EDWP in the daily management of the writing program, collaborating on curriculum planning, co-facilitating the August orientation, serving on program decision-making committees, coordinating mentoring, facilitating mentoring groups, and serving as the primary administrator in the Director’s absence. With the assigned Associate Director duties, this position will be excluded from the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) bargaining unit at the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer.

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.

Desired Qualifications*

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, English Language and Literature, or a closely related field. The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching of writing in the United States.

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in composition and rhetoric and experience in program administration.

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.

Decision Making Process

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021, with an expected date of decision by December 31, 2021.

Selection Process

Expected date of decision by December 31, 2021.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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