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Anishinaabe Language and Culture, Lecturer III

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  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.

Native American Studies, tenure-track Assistant Professor

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Native American Studies. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States as well as those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, new media, or heritage language revitalization (especially Ojibwe or other Algonquian languages) are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American studies will receive full consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.  A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.


Application Deadline for full consideration is September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Candidates should submit application materials via email attachments to under the subject line “NAS Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

1.      Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee

        Please be sure the cover letter includes: Your name and address; your email address and phone number

2.      Curriculum Vitae

           Please be sure your CV includes:

                College attended and degree obtained
                Graduate institution, degree obtained and name of Ph.D. advisor
                Post-doctoral institution and name of mentor (if applicable)
                Honors received
                Research and Teaching Experience
                List of publications

3.      Statement of current and future research plans

4.      Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)

5.      Statement of teaching philosophy and experience

6.      Evidence of teaching excellence: institutional teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards

7.      Statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia.

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Confirmation: Upon receipt of your application you can expect an email acknowledgment with a request and instructions to submit a voluntary survey to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. 

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.