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Instructional positions

 

Graduate Student Instructor Hiring 

Teaching is an important element of the Comparative Literature doctoral program. Graduate Student instructor (GSI) positions in courses taught by the Department are assigned first to Comparative Literature graduate students. Consequently, we rarely recruit students from outside this pool and only if an enrollment demand exists. If we do have positions available, they are advertised university-wide on the U-M Careers site (typically between April-August for the fall term and September-December for the winter term). Job-seekers can subscribe to e-mail alerts on the U-M Careers website.

When available, Fall-term positions are typically posted between April and August; Winter-term positions are generally posted between August and December. To find positions, select “Graduate Student Instructors (GEO)” as the career interest. Each job posting contains a course description, an outline of the responsibilities, the required and desired qualifications, and specific information instructions on how to apply. 

All applications are forwarded to the Comparative Literature Department Chair, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and the course instructor for final selection and approval. Faculty review applications for positions in their courses, note their preferences and indicate any applicants deemed unqualified. The Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies make the final selection of candidates. The department authorizes offer letters after final candidate(s) are selected.

Comparative Literature Class Size guidelines for GSIs can be found here.

Contact: For additional information, please contact the Comparative Literature office by email complit.student.services@umich.edu.

 

Lecturer Hiring 

All Lecturer positions in Comparative Literature are non-tenure track appointments. Comparative Literature workload standards can be found here. These positions are covered under the collective bargaining agreement between 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.

If we have lecturer positions available, they are advertised university-wide on the U-M Careers site. Job-seekers can subscribe to e-mail alerts on the U-M Careers website.

Contact: For additional information, please contact the Comparative Literature office by email complit.student.services@umich.edu.