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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 553126
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Part Time (1-49.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The MSU Department of Psychology has openings for fixed-term instructors/assistant professors to teach online courses for our program evaluation master’s degree and certificate program. We are searching for candidates who are evaluation practitioners and have formal or informal teaching/training experience.

The review of applications is ongoing and continuous. Please note that a position could be part-time or full-time and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching online graduate level courses in evaluation theory, methods, and/or practice. Go to for course descriptions.

  • Preparing course materials and syllabi, building on existing courses

  • Delivering courses online

  • Managing and grading all assignments

  • Following university, department, and course policies and guidelines

  • Attending faculty meetings via web conference

  • Being available to students for professional guidance (in-formal advising)

  • As applicable, reviewing students’ credit transfer requests by assessing, via syllabus review, the equivalency of a completed course and our program evaluation course  


Appointments are initially for one year, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on demand and performance. Salary is based on an established compensation model.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Evaluation or a related field

Minimum Requirements

Advanced degree in evaluation or a related field such as education, social sciences, or public health. Master's for Instructor Rank; PhD for Assistant Professor Rank (PhD required by the date of hire).

The successful candidate must also have designed and carried out multiple evaluation projects and have teaching experience in a formal (e.g., university) or informal setting (professional workshops/trainings).

Desired Qualifications

  • Active evaluation practice as evidenced by an evaluation contract or position within the past 12 months
  • Broad understanding of evaluation as a field of professional practice
  • Membership in a professional evaluation association, e.g., AEA, EES, or CES
  • Experience teaching evaluation theory or methods courses
  • Experience with online teaching


Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter that includes a description of evaluation and teaching experience

  • Resume/CV

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2019 and continue until filled.

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