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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 556494
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Media And Information 10010830
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Information Technology

Working/Functional Title

Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University seeks applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term instructors to teach courses in in film production, media production, and creative storytelling, if the need arises. 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 undergraduate and possibly graduate-level classes in film production, media production, and creative storytelling
  • Preparing syllabi building on existing courses
  • Preparing course materials and syllabi
  • Delivering courses in-class and potentially online
  • Managing and grading all assignments
  • Following course policies and guidelines
  • Organizing course-related events by bringing professionals from film and media production to campus

Appointments are initially for one semester or one year, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

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.

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at  Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Film, Journalism, Media Studies

Minimum Requirements

Ast Professor(Doctorate), Instructor(Master Degree), Ast Instructor(Bachelor Degree) in a relevant discipline (e.g., film, journalism, media studies); teaching experience and relevant college-level teaching; commitment to working as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications

Practical experience with in film production, media production, writing and creative storytelling

Required Application Materials

CV, Cover letter

Special Instructions

Please submit your updated CV and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


Department Statement

The Department of Media and Information is home to an interdisciplinary faculty, internationally recognized for its cutting-edge research on the uses and implications of media and information technologies and services. The Department has a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups.

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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