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Faculty Job Openings


The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for an open Associate Director of the English Department Writing Program position beginning September 1, 2022. This is a non-tenure track position appointed for three years initially with the potential for renewal. Full-time load (100% effort) is three (3) courses per semester or the equivalent in other duties. Duties include teaching basic and advanced writing courses (English 125 – College Writing, English 225 – Academic Argumentation, and English 325 – Art of the Essay) as well as courses in areas of expertise. In addition, this position will also serve as Associate Director of the English Department Writing Program. The Associate Director's duties include working with the Director of EDWP in the daily management of the writing program, collaborating on curriculum planning, co-facilitating the August orientation, serving on program decision-making committees, coordinating mentoring, facilitating mentoring groups, and serving as the primary administrator in the Director’s absence. With the assigned Associate Director duties, this position will be excluded from the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) bargaining unit at the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer.

DEPARTMENT QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, English Language and Literature, or a closely related field. The candidate must have
demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching of writing in the United States. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in composition and rhetoric and experience in program administration. Offers for this appointment are contingent on the successful completion of a background screening. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021, with an expected date of decision by December 31, 2021.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching and administrative philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to: to apply. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we require all applicants to submit a separate statement on how their writing, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.