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Please upload the following documents as one PDF document with your
A cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experiences that directly relate to this position.
A current CV.
Evidence of teaching excellence. Ideally, this would include one or more letter(s) of recommendation, your teaching philosophy statement, and copies of past evaluations, including student comments.
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the
position is filled. It is anticipated an offer will be made no later than
October 1, 2021.
The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Michigan
invites applications for one 11.11% non-tenure track instructional position
(Lecturer I) for the Fall 2021 term, September thru December. The budget for
this position is for fall term, 2021 only. The candidate must be qualified and
prepared to teach an undergraduate course on the topic of Albanian literature.
Responsibilities will include teaching, in English, one mini-course (one
credit) in the field of Albanian Literature. The course will be offered one
day per week for two hours (14 total contact hours) during the last seven
weeks of the fall term 2021. The instructor will be required to hold at least
two office hours on campus each week the course is offered and maintain
regular contact with students through email/Canvas. The specific topic of the
course offering is subject to approval by the Chair of the Department of
Slavic Languages and Literatures. The scheduled days/time of the course will
be communicated upon hiring.
Requirements for this position include a record of excellence in teaching at
the undergraduate level, and an interest in the development and application of
innovative instructional methods.
M.A. or recent Ph.D. (preferably in Slavic Studies or Comparative Literature
is required as well as English fluency.
Prior teaching at a North American institution of higher learning is highly
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.
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.
Applications will be selected based upon meeting the required qualifications,
demonstrated subject matter expertise, documentation of successful performance
in the classroom, and meeting the instructional needs of the Slavic
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan
students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan
Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. 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