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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  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.

Muslim American Studies

The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) seek qualified applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment in Muslim American studies.

We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the AMAS program. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests in Muslim American studies using intersectional approaches, such as frameworks of race, gender, and sexuality, are particularly of interest. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize broadly in Muslim American studies and examine multiple communities or issues – African American, South Asian American, Arab American, Latino/a/x, etc. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. 

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment.  Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should submit a digital dossier via email attachments to and include the following components (please submit each component as a separate PDF file):

All applicants should provide:

·             Cover letter addressed to Chair, AMAS Search Committee

·             Curriculum Vitae

·             Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)

·             Statement of current and future research

·             Statement of teaching philosophy and experience

·             Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, syllabi of courses taught, teaching awards)

·             Sample syllabus for a course on Introduction to Muslim American Studies

·             A list of 3 or 4 potential courses offerings in Muslim American Studies

In Addition:

·             Untenured applicants - please provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address

·             Tenured applicants - please provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is January 15, 2017.

Women and minorities 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.