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LEO Lecturer I - EDWP

Job Description

How to Apply

If you are applying for a Lecturer I position in EDWP for the first time, please include the following materials in your application:

  • A cover letter that provides context for how your materials fit together: how 1-2 central goals for your courses (addressed in the submitted syllabi) relate to your teaching philosophy, and how your two submitted assignment prompts relate to and carry out the central goal(s).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, not to exceed 2 pages
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Two writing assignment prompts
  • One letter of reference (Two letters for applicants from outside of the UM English Dept.) Please do not submit additional letters.
  • Teaching evaluations (if not on file with EDWP)

Applications are due Monday, June 12, 2023, by 4:00 pm and should be addressed to: Selection Committee, English Department Writing Program, 3012 Tisch Hall. In addition to applying via, please send a single PDF file with all of your materials to


The English Department Writing Program (EDWP) is now accepting applications for Lecturer I positions in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Courses offered through the EDWP include: English 124 (Academic Writing and Literature), 125 (Writing and Academic Inquiry), English 126 (Community Engaged Writing), English 221 (Literature and Writing Outside the Classroom), 223 (Introduction to Creative Writing), 225 (Academic Argumentation), 229 (Professional Writing), 325 (The Art of the Essay), and 425 (Advanced Essay Writing).

The number, nature, and configuration of appointments are governed by such factors as the University budget, enrollments, specific course needs, and commitments to GSIs. Selection criteria include teaching qualifications, teaching experience, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The specifics of individual assignments will be based on our current needs and the teaching record of successful candidates.

Please note: All Lecturers new to the University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature are expected to attend a mandatory teacher training workshop, to be held this year on August 23 and 25.

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.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate(s) must hold a PhD or MFA in English Language and Literature or a closely related field. The candidate(s) must have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching of writing in the United States.

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with a background in composition studies, and/or professional development in the field.

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 checksare performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Selection Process

The EDWP will make Lecturer I offers by August 15, 2023. We will make additional Lecturer I appointments through the summer in response to changes in our staffing needs. Our ability to hire Lecturers depends on substantial year-to-year and term-by-term fluctuations in enrollments and curricular needs and on our funding commitments to GSIs.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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