LEO Lecturer III in Latin Language and Elementary Latin Coordinator

Institution Name 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Area of Specialty 
Latin Language
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Application Deadline 
January 1, 2019
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The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Classical Studies has been authorized to make an appointment in Latin language and pedagogy for the full-time position of a Lecturer III in Latin Language and the Elementary Latin Program Coordinator to begin September 1, 2019. We invite applicants qualified to teach Latin language and pedagogy, with active interest in the ongoing development of new pedagogical methods. As Program Coordinator, the person holding this position will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty and graduate students teaching first- and second-year Latin language. Responsibilities include: the coordination of the Elementary Latin Program’s four-semester sequence that satisfies the undergraduate language requirement in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the teaching of one methods course to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in addition to three elementary Latin or other courses in the Latin curriculum each year, plus a one-credit practicum each semester; the arrangement of placement testing; the oversight of the MA in Latin program with teaching certification; and the conducting of outreach to Latin teachers and students in the state of Michigan. The person is also expected to remain current on new instructional materials and methodologies in language teaching. This is a non-tenure-track appointment for an initial three-year period followed by a major review, which may lead to appointment as Lecturer IV, a position defined to have “presumption of renewal” and expectation of recurring work provided that there is instructional need and budgetary support within the academic unit and that the Employee’s performance meets the standards.

Desired Qualifications. A Ph.D. in Classics or other related field, an Ed.D., or other significant pedagogical experience. Experience in secondary education is welcome This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019.

Apply Applicants should apply online including 1) a cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 4) evidence of teaching excellence, including sample syllabi, and 5) names and contact information for three letters of reference. As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged also to describe in their letter of application and/or their teaching statement how their scholarship, teaching, and/or service contribute to diverse communities and support the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. If the applicant has published in the area of pedagogy, a sample publication would be welcome. Letters of reference should be from persons who can speak to the candidate’s teaching performance and knowledge of pedagogical methods; additional evidence of successful teaching is also welcome. Applications must be complete by January 1, 2019, to receive full consideration. Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to Professor Artemis Leontis, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 2160 Angell Hall, 435 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003, 
lsa-clas- search@umich.edu.

Additional Information

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

All materials must be received by January 1, 2019.  

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

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