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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: Off Graduate And International Programs 40001140
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Special Projects Coordinator

Position Summary

The College of Law Special Projects Coordinator will teach in the Global Food Law Program (GFLP), develop new areas of curricular needs, recruit instructors and an advisory board, develop a web blog and social media outreach plan, assist Advancement with fund-raising efforts as needed, and oversee the application for a partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


  • Teach three classes per year in the Global Food Law Program; teach in the Juris Doctor Program when needed;
  • Curriculum development in the GFLP;
  • Review and upgrade instructional design of existing and new courses in GFLP;
  • Recruit and manage Advisory Group for GFLP; and
  • Supervise the submission of an application for a partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and plan outreach and student recruitment efforts based on partnership;
  • In collaboration, recruit instructors to teach new classes as needed;
  • Develop a GFLP web blog and social media outreach plan;
  • Obtain QM certification (Higher Ed. Peer Review certification);
  • Outreach and recruitment across campus, using the MSU extension, and via other forums to reach diverse audiences; and
  • Assist Advancement with fund-raising efforts as needed.



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 -Law

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.  Ph.D in a related field is helpful but not required;
  • Strong academic background, strong public speaking, research, and writing skills;
  • Comprehensive record-keeping, experience in educating and supervising students; and
  • At least five years’ experience teaching in the area of food law and expertise in one or more of the following areas: the regulation of food safety, the business of food, and food scarcity and human rights.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of at least three (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:

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.


Department Statement

MSU Law is a diverse and inclusive learning community with around 700 students, 55 faculty members, 50 staff members, 5 librarians, and 7 legal clinics. We offer nationally ranked programs in Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, an acclaimed Indigenous Law and Policy Center, as well as the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center. Faculty members lead the academic dialogue in a wide range of fields, including social justice, innovation, and business and regulatory law.

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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