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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 579681
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Ctr For Integrat Std Arts And Humanities 10004075
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Prof Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed-term positions with the possibility of renewal at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. These positions will be academic year (nine month) positions.  Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2019.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate general education courses on contemporary topics in the arts and humanities offered by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH).

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • MA, MFA or Ph.D. humanities or related fields.
  • Two-years of experience teaching in the Humanities at the college level.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

a)  a cover letter

b)  current curriculum vitae

c)  a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications

d)  a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence

e)  email addresses of 3 potential referees

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting # 579681.

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

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Cara Cilano, or 517-355-7576.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters promotes that 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 interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups including the LGBTQIA community. 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. Please see for further information.

MSU 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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