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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Teacher Education 10014815
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training

Working/Functional Title

Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor

Position Summary

The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University is seeking outstanding candidates for anticipated fixed-term (non-tenure stream) faculty positions in elementary social studies teacher preparation. This is a full-time position (one-year appointment). Primary responsibilities will be at the East Lansing campus, but may include occasional travel to off-campus sites in Chicago, Detroit, or Grand Rapids.

Responsibilities will include some combination of the following: teaching preservice or master's level courses related to elementary social studies education and/or literacy; working with teaching interns and their collaborating teachers during a year-long internship required for initial teacher certification; serving as Subject Area Leader of the elementary social studies program; and contributing to program re-certification, assessment, and accreditation.

Position’s rank will be at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications. Appointment will be for one-year beginning Fall 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

A doctorate degree (Assistant Professor) in education with a focus on social studies and/or literacy; outstanding candidates with a master's degree and exceptional experience will be considered (as an Instructor rank);

Appropriate teaching experience and relevant college-level teaching, specifically in social studies education and/or literacy; experience in guiding doctoral students in curriculum and instruction in elementary social studies and/or literacy teacher education; commitment to working as part of a team; and excellent communication and leadership skills.

Desired Qualifications

A background in elementary literacy, along with social studies, and ability to teach introductory literacy courses.

Required Application Materials

CV and Cover Letter.


Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at

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