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Job Summary

The Residential College French Program is seeking to hire a lecturer I to teach one discussion section of Intensive French I for the fall 2021 only.  This will be a 33.33% effort appointment.

Course Description

RCLANG 190 discussion sections, made up of a maximum of 15 students, emphasize developing speaking skills. In RCLANG 190, vocabulary, grammatical and cultural concepts, introduced in the lecture section, are applied in activities progressively leading to open-ended discussions. Pronunciation, reading and listening skills are also practiced. RCLANG 190 classes meet 4 times a week (M, T, Th, F) 10:00-11:00am.


The instructor is expected:

  • to design lesson plans based on the course textbook and the syllabus;
  • to grade written assignments (workbook, quizzes and essays);
  • to contribute to mid-term and end-of-term written and oral exams;
  • to contribute to the drafting of mid-term and end-of-term written evaluations;
  • to be available for office hours a minimum of two hours per section;
  • to participate in the program’s co-curricular activities (lunch tables and coffee hour) once or twice per week depending on teaching load.
  • to attend and contribute to course and program meetings.


Required Qualifications*

Native or near-native proficiency in French and proven teaching experience. Preference will be given to instructors familiar with the Communicative Method, but also experienced in teaching grammatical concepts.

Additional Information

33.33% FTE from September 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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

For information regarding the application process, please contact Carl Abrego (

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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