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LEO Lecturer I
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 07/01/2022
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type Part-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply

All materials are to be combined into a single pdf document and uploaded as one document through the University of Michigan job application website.  Applicants must include with this application the following materials:

1) A curriculum vitae and cover letter that clearly states courses and/or subdisciplines the applicant would be able to teach.

2) Teaching statement

3) Copies of up to four teaching evaluations, preferably in courses in linguistics.

4) Applicants must arrange for two letters of recommendation.  At least one of the recommendations should preferably comment on your teaching record.  If letters of recommendation cannot be included as part of the single document uploaded through the UM job application website, have the letters of recommendation sent to lingsearch@umich.edu.

Contact information:  For questions, please email lingsearch@umich.edu.


The Department of Linguistics in the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking to fill one LEO Lecturer I position to teach two courses in the Fall 2022 and/or Winter 2023 semesters. The duration of a two-term appointment would be from August 29, 2022 – April 30, 2023. The appointment effort is considered 67% for two courses per semester and is therefore benefits eligible. Depending on instructional needs, the selected candidate may be offered an appointment to teach 3 courses either term, and/or have the appointment renewed for a second year. Regarding pandemic precautions: academic year 2022-23 is currently expected to be in-person. 

This is at least a 66.67% appointment in Fall 2022 and/or Winter 2023.

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.


Duties of this position include teaching undergraduate courses at the 100-, 200-, and 300-levels, developing and providing to students a syllabus and materials using the online course management system, evaluating and grading students, holding regularly scheduled office hours,  and handling routine matters related to instruction.  Duties may also include teaching high enrollment courses and supervising Graduate Student Instructors (teaching assistants).

Required Qualifications*

Must have an M.A. or PhD in Linguistics, or a closely related field, and demonstrated experience teaching linguistics at the college-level. Applications will be evaluated based upon each candidate’s expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.  

Desired Qualifications*

Ability to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following is desired: computational linguistics, language acquisition, phonology, psycholinguistics or semantics. Experience with interactive and engaged teaching strategies preferred.

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 candidates will continue until the position is filled. 

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, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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