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Anishinaabe Language and Culture

Anishinaabe Language and Culture. The Department of American Culture (AC) and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invite applications for a full-time Lecturer III position in Anishinaabemowin (Anishinaabe language) instruction as well as cultural instruction to begin in September. This is a non-tenure track position with a university 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).

Although a nine-month position, salary and benefits are paid over a 12-month period.

All specialists in Anishinaabe language and culture who have expertise in linguistics, education, cultural programming, and/or other related fields are invited to apply. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate. This position may require working with fluent speakers/teachers of Ojibwemowin as well as Native American students. Experience with powwow culture and organization is preferred. A Master’s of Arts degree (or equivalent) is required prior to employment.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu.  Include:

  1. Letter of application outlining experience with the language and skills in teaching and curricular development, addressed to Chair, NAS Search Committee
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
  5. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to ac-position@umich.edudirectly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Women and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of American Culture and its Program in Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies seek qualified applicants for an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American studies with specialization in history, society, and/or culture.

We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the A/PIA Studies program. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria.

A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. We especially encourage applications from junior scholars. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to ac-position@umich.edu.  Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Chair, A/PIA Search Committee
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of scholarship (i.e., writing sample) (maximum 25 pages)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
  6. Statement of current and future research plans
  7. Letters or Reviewers as follows:
    • Junior candidates should arrange for at least (3) three letters of recommendation to be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
    • Senior candidates should provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 3, 2016 by midnight 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.