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University of Michigan
  • Position Number: 1531530
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures

LEO Lecturer I, French

Job Opening ID: 175088
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Organizational Group: College Of Lsa
Department: LSA UG: Residential College
Posting Begin/End Date: 7/10/2019 7/20/2019
Paid Time Off:
Career Interest: LEO - Lecturers

How to Apply
Combine into one document a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for two references. All applicants must upload the document to UM career website.

Job Summary
French Instructor (Lecturer I) for RCLANG 190 for the Fall 2019.

The Residential College French Program is seeking to hire a lecturer I to teach one discussion section of Intensive French I for the fall 2019 only. This will be a 33.33% effort appointment.

Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:
  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Course Description
RCLANG 190 discussion sections, made up of a maximum of 15 students, emphasize developing speaking skills. In RCLANG 190, vocabulary, grammatical and cultural concepts, introduced in the lecture section, are applied in activities progressively leading to open-ended discussions. Pronunciation, reading and listening skills are also practiced. RCLANG 190 classes meet 4 times a week (M, T, Th, F) 10:00-11:00am.

The instructor is expected:

  • to design lesson plans based on the course textbook and the syllabus;

  • to grade written assignments (workbook, quizzes and essays);

  • to contribute to mid-term and end-of-term written and oral exams;

  • to contribute to the drafting of mid-term and end-of-term written evaluations;

  • to be available for office hours a minimum of two hours per section;

  • to participate in the program's co-curricular activities (lunch tables and coffee hour) once or twice per week depending on teaching load;

  • to attend and contribute to course and program meetings.

Required Qualifications*
Native or near-native proficiency in French and proven teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications*
Preference will be given to instructors familiar with the Communicative Method, but also experienced in teaching grammatical concepts.

Additional Information
33.33% FTE from September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.

Union Affiliation
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the 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.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information
For information regarding the application process, please contact Carl Abrego (

Selection Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until we fill the position(s).

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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