James Madison College, Michigan State University invites applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term assistant professors/instructors to teach one or more undergraduate courses. These positions could be part-time or full-time, and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the College. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters. Appointments are initially for one semester, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding, scheduling need and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and degree status. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the College has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as January 1, 2020.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in any of the following fields:
Social Relations and Policy
Comparative Cultures and Politics
Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy
Introduction to Public Affairs
Introductory Writing (Humanities, Culture and Writing)
Successful candidates come from any discipline in the social sciences/humanities. Experience in teaching first- and second-year students is preferred.
The positions require a master’s degree for the rank of Instructor or Ph.D. for the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must apply electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu.
Applicants should supply supporting materials that include a CV, transcript, and sample syllabi.
The names and contact information of three confidential references that can speak to teaching expertise, evidence of teaching approach and effectiveness must be provided as part of the application process. These references will be contacted only when a specific candidate is considered.
Applicants should supply a statement addressing how their teaching interests would contribute to James Madison College’s curriculum and mission.
Questions regarding this posting may be directed to Assistant Dean Jeff Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org or Staffing Coordinator Katie Dyjach email@example.com.
MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Applications will be reviewed as needed.
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