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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: James Madison College
Department: James Madison College Dean 10024488
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training

Position Summary

James Madison College, Michigan State University seeks candidates for a full-time fixed-term instructor position specializing in International Relations for a one year position. Candidates should be able to teach International Relations I: World Politics and International Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, Security and other electives, as well contribute to the College’s first year program (Introduction to Public Affairs).

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Minimum Requirements

Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Completion of Ph.D. in a related field is preferred prior to the time of appointment.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should supply supporting materials that include a CV, transcript, and sample syllabi.

The names and contact information for three confidential references that speak to teaching expertise and must be provided as part of the application process. MSU will contact these references within five business days after a candidate completes and submits their application with instructions for the references on how to upload their confidential letter into MSU’s application system.

Special Instructions

Applicants should supply a statement, addressing how their teaching interests would contribute to the IR curriculum specifically and to Madison College’s curriculum and mission more broadly.

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Department Statement

James Madison College (JMC) provides a liberal education in public affairs, combining the ethos of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large, diverse university. The faculty’s primary mission is excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the college is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. JMC is home to four majors (Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and Social Relations and Policy) and four minors (Muslim Studies; European Studies; Political Economy; and Science, Technology, the Environment and Public Policy). In addition, JMC has close working relationships with MSU’s area studies centers and its many international teaching and research centers.

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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