LEO Lecturer I (Winter 2022)

University of Michigan

United States

November 8, 2021

Description

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How to Apply

In addition to applying via careers.umich.edu, candidates should submit cover letter and CV to ac-position@umich.edu with subject line: WN22 A/PIA.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan's Department of American Culture seeks qualified applicants to teach in our Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program in Winter 2022. We are soliciting proposals for a second- or third-year level class that explores the experiences of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in the United States.

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.

Responsibilities

Because of its home within American Culture, the successful instructor will be attentive to the department's curricular goalsof helping students understand these communities in relation to other minority populations in the United States. The instructor will also give emphasis to the cultural diversity of groups and experiences identified as Asian and Pacific Islander within the U.S. Successful proposals will consider how to give students an analytical tool-kit for identifying and critiquing key questions in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American studies.

Proposed course themes may include: migration, stereotypes and popular culture, Asian Americans in a global perspective, gender ideologies, imperialism in the Pacific, labor, Asian American literary traditions, socio- economic issues, criminal justice, state power, and activism.

Readings and assignments should be interdisciplinary across history, media, and literary studies. The course will be a three-credit hour course with an anticipated enrollment of 35 students.

The course's schedule time will be decided in terms of both departmental need and the successful candidate's availability.

Required Qualifications

Preference will be given towards candidates with MA or PhD in Ethnic Studies, American Studies or other humanities or social science disciplines with specialized training/experience specific to the course content.

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.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin immediately. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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. 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.

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