LEO Lecturer I - Spanish Language Program (Fall 2023)

University of Michigan

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Posted : 2023-07-15

How to Apply

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, a copy of all transcripts, and student course evaluations, if available. The system will not accept a PDF larger than 500kb. If your PDF is larger than 500kb, please upload your cover letter and CV, then send the rest of the required materials as one PDF to rll-ELPapplications@umich.edu. Letter writers should send their confidential letters of recommendation no later than 7 days days following the application close date directly to rll-ELPapplications@umich.edu.

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures values contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/) at every level. We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their teaching and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values.

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

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) invites applications for a Lecturer I position in Spanish section of the Elementary Language Program (ELP) beginning on August 28, 2023, and running through December 31, 2023.

With a history dating back to 1846, RLL is one of the longest-running departments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA). We offer four undergraduate majors, four undergraduate minors, and three doctoral degrees. In addition to these degree programs, the ELP teaches the majority of UM-Ann Arbor?s undergraduate students whose school or college has a language requirement.

This position is responsible for teaching three sections in the ELP per semester under the supervision of one or more Course Coordinators. In addition, Lecturers are expected to attend course meetings, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction.

The department has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and actively seeks to teach not only the languages and cultures of France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain but also the legacy of their colonial activities across the globe. The Spanish section seeks to teach Spanish as a global language in a way that decenters Spain and offers a more expansive perspective of the Spanish speaking world. For more information about the department?s programs, mission, and values, please visit www.lsa.umich.edu/rll.

This is a full-time, in-person position with the possibility of renewal.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, as well as prior experience teaching courses in Spanish as a foreign/second language. Minimum education level of Bachelor’s Degree required.

Desired Qualifications*

Advanced training or degree. Prior experience with the communicative method of language instruction and teaching in a flipped classroom. Experience teaching DEI-related concepts in the context of a language course.

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

Application deadline is July 18, 2023.

Decision Making Process

The position and appointment are subject to final approval by the department and the college.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, previous experience, successful performance in the classroom, the needs of the department, and how well they meet the required qualifications.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

Job Opening ID


Working Title

LEO Lecturer I - Spanish Language Program (Fall 2023)

Job Title

LEO Lecturer I

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

College Of Lsa


LSA Romance Languages & Lit.

Posting Begin/End Date

7/06/2023 - 7/18/2023

Career Interest

LEO - Lecturers

Job Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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