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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 610634
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Writing Rhetoric And American Culture 10004054
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof

Position Summary

Duties: Responsibilities include teaching in the first-year writing program and engaging in curriculum-development activities. These positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool will be reviewed initially in October/November in order to fill known vacancies for the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters. Subsequent applicants in this pool will be reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy.

These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as-needed basis and may be for a semester or two semesters. Reappointment possible based on department needs and satisfactory job performance.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Rhetoric & Writing or appropriate terminal degree.

Minimum Requirements

Position requirements: For fixed-term assistant professor positions, a PhD in rhetoric and writing studies or closely related field is required. For fixed-term instructor positions, an MA in rhetoric and writing studies or closely related field is required.

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) The names and email addresses of 3 references.

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Bump Halbritter, in the Department of Writing Rhetoric And American Cultures, at 517-355-2400 or

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


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 result 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.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and 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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