The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture invites applications for a full-time Lecturer III position teaching American studies and providing coordination, advising, and outreach to our undergraduate student community. This position has an anticipated start date of fall 2017 pending final budgetary approval. The successful applicant will offer a mix of courses in American studies that will complement our existing strengths and contribute to our undergraduate mission. We are seeking a broad range of interested applicants with training in American studies, ethnic studies, and/or related humanities and social science fields. We are, however, particularly interested in individuals who might offer classes on U.S. political/social movements before 1965; LGBTQ studies; disability studies; and/or U.S. popular culture. Additionally, this person will serve as the principal academic advisor for our various majors and minors. Working with American Culture’s leadership team, they will also participate in creating events or programming that will build connections and community among our undergraduates in the department and larger campus. We expect that this individual will be a visible and engaged faculty member in our department. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement/service with diverse student populations will be critical criteria for selecting the successful candidate. A Ph.D. in American studies or a related field is required before the start of the appointment.
This is a non-tenure track position with an academic year appointment. Terms and conditions of employment for this Lecturer III position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO) as well as final budgetary approval. Although this is a nine-month position, salary and benefits are paid over a 12 month period.
Candidatesshould submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):
Letter of application outlining experiences with undergraduate students beyond the classroom
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Evidence of teaching excellence
Two sample syllabi
Three letters of recommendation: candidates should arrange for letters to be sent to email@example.com directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is April 7, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Department of American CultureAs one of the oldest programs in American studies in the country, we have educated generations of Wolverines about the changing meanings of U.S. citizenship and national belonging. Today, we are the top American studies department in the world. Our students and faculty are uniquely committed to social... justice and the highest standards of scholarship. We are proud, too, to be home to ethnic studies programs at Michigan: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Arab and Muslim American Studies, Latina|o Studies, and Native American Studies.