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How to Apply

There is a 2 step process for applying:  1) Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi (if available), and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at  2) Please apply to Job Opening 200571 via You do not need to attach any documents to the application. Both steps are required to be considered.

In order to receive full consideration, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through Interfolio by the application deadline.

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 one upper-level class, taught in Portuguese, for the Winter 2022 term (i.e., January-April 2022). The topic of the course is somewhat flexible but should cover an aspect of Brazilian culture by drawing on a coherent body of material, preferably using an assortment of genres, such as various forms of literature, visual media, and scholarly writing.  The course should help students to speak and write in Portuguese at a sophisticated level, while also allowing them to engage with the content of the course and the wider cultural and intellectual issues that emerge from it. We anticipate that this course will be taught in a completely in-person modality.

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.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants will have a PhD in hand and must have native, or near-native fluency in Portuguese and English, as well as prior experience teaching courses in the field of Portuguese or Afro-Luso-Brazilian Studies.

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 July 27, 2021.

Decision Making Process

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.