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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 781580
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Writing Rhetoric And American Culture 10004054
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

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

Duties: Depending on need, responsibilities can include teaching web development, information architecture, computational thinking, technical writing, and/or other similar courses in the P2W and/or XA programs, as well as engaging in curriculum-development activities. These positions will be filled on an as-needed basis. Applicants in this pool will be reviewed initially in July in order to fill known vacancies for the 2022-2023 school year. Subsequent applicants in this pool will be reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy.

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

Doctorate -Rhetoric and Writing Studies or closely

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 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.

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

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Casey McArdle, in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, at 517-355-2400 or

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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 results 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.

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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