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Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: History 10038404
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

The Department of History at Michigan State University invites applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term Assistant Professors to teach one or more undergraduate or graduate-level courses. These positions 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. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the Department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years and positions would begin as early as January 1, 2022. This is an annual appointment (AN) for the fall OR spring semester teaching when courses become available.

Candidates must be qualified to teach in at least ONE of the following fields:

  • United States History
  • American Jewish History
  • Latin American History
  • Asian History
  • European History


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -US, Latin American, Asian or European

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree required by date of hire. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and/or significant work experience in one of the following fields: US History, Latin American History, Asian History and European History. .

Desired Qualifications

A Ph.D or equivalent degree is desired.

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes the areas of teaching interest and resume/cv.  

Review of applications will begin when course becomes available and will continue until positions are filled. 

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

We encourage applicants of this position to also apply to 739350.


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