Lecturer in Latin Language and Elementary Latin Coordinator

Michigan, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to 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. The University of Michigan is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

Job Summary

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.

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.


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.

Required Qualifications*

A Ph.D. in Classics or other related field, an Ed.D., or other significant pedagogical experience.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in secondary education is welcome.

Additional Information

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019. 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.

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.

Application Deadline

All materials must be received by January 1, 2019.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.