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Job Summary

The Department of History in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for a Lecturer I position to teach one course in the Winter 2021 term: History 319, Europe since 1945.  This represents a 33.33% appointment in the Department of History for the Winter 2022 term.

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

History 319 is a one-term introduction to the study of Europe after World War II. This upper-level survey course examines numerous changes in European society since the end of World War II. It is intended to give you an overview of the significant developments, problems, and issues that have faced Europeans during the last half-century, but it does not provide exhaustive national histories. As a rule, particular national cases will be discussed primarily as examples of general patterns and processes. The course asks students to engage with a wide range of sources (scholarly articles, historical documents, films, and works of fiction) in an attempt to move beyond the level of state policies and capture the larger meanings of events for the historical actors who lived through them. Topics covered include recovery from World War 2, the politics of the Cold War, decolonization, the welfare state, the generation of 1968, the emergence of new social forces (immigrants, ethnic conflict), the fall of communism, and European integration. The course aims to raise broader questions about the status and identity of Europe as it moves into the twenty-first century.


In addition to teaching responsibilities, the instructor will oversee any course Graduate Student Instructor(s), if applicable; hold virtual office hours for students; do course planning and grading; and provide an appropriate syllabus and course materials electronically.

Required Qualifications*

Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. in History with specialization in European history.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional requirements include demonstrated successful teaching experience and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate students. Experience in project-based learning highly desirable.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Deadline for applications is November 16, 2020.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

The anticipated date by which an offer will be made is November 16, 2020.  The appointment opportunity described in this posting is subject to final approval by the academic unit.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


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COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.