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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 559975
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Al Dean Administration 40000794
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Professor -Fixed Term

Position Summary

Michigan State University seeks a part time instructor to develop and teach an introductory, online summer course on the critical study of fairy tales/folklore in the College of Arts & Letters in summer 2019.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

The requirements for a successful candidate include:   

  • M.A. in (Comparative) Literature, Cinema or Media Studies, Cultural Studies in any major language with a fairy tale tradition, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated, successful experience teaching online courses at the college level, preferably in a general education course in the Humanities or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in fairy tale/folklore or popular culture studies preferred either through scholarly publications and/or teaching experience.
  • Near-native proficiency in English.
  • Demonstrated relationship of the study of fairy tales to the candidate’s area of expertise  

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. is preferred.

Required Application Materials

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, Posting #559975.

Applicants should submit:

  •  a cover letter,
  • an updated CV,
  • a teaching philosophy,
  • a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, and
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who can speak to the innovative quality of your teaching and will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information contact the search committee chair, Kirk Kidwell at

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

The Department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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