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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 778467
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Criminal Justice 10038206
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University is recruiting one exceptional teaching specialist position focused on both undergraduate instruction and research project management. This position will be overseen by Dr. Chris Melde and involves teaching two undergraduate courses per semester during the academic year and management of federally funded and foundation supported research projects. The position will include activities in support of ongoing projects, such as recruitment of study subjects, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and open-source data collection, as well as ample time to conduct basic and translational research on existing data sources.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal up to an additional 2 years, contingent on performance.

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Criminal Justice or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Upon starting the position, the candidate will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a masters degree in a relevant field of study (e.g., criminal justice, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social work).
  • Minimum 2-years of experience in primary data collection and project management related activities—may be included in doctoral degree training time—as well as experience as an instructor for undergraduate-level courses.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests and prior experiences associated with the position, and names and contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 1, 2022. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Chris Melde at

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


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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