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Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof – Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Kinesiology - Ed 10014394
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

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof – Fixed Term

Position Summary

Position Summary:

Responsibilities will include some combination of the following teaching, generally on a part-time per class basis: Teaching undergraduate courses and/or Basic Instruction Program (BIP) Physical Activity courses in the Department of Kinesiology at MSU. These (approximately) 40, single-credit (1 credit) courses are designed to allow all MSU students to be physically active, learn a new sport, and engage with students and instructors from diverse backgrounds to improve overall well-being. For a complete list of undergraduate courses, please visit the (BIP courses include KIN 100 through 119).

Summary of Physical Demands:

Physical demands are dependent upon course selection, can include but not limited to; running, lifting, swimming, dancing and other physical activities. 

Summary of Health Risks:

Various physical activity depends on courses taught (Hockey, baseball, weightlifting, etc.); blood borne pathogens training required (provided upon hire). 

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.

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Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants will be ranked based upon education, Ph. D- Assistant Professor, Master's - Instructor, Bachelors- Assistant Instructor. For Basic Instruction Program (BIP) courses, current Adult CPR and First Aid Certification is required. All courses require sport coaching/teaching experience. 

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree and 1-3 years of teaching or coaching experience.

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter, please explicitly outline which BIP course(s) or undergraduate lecture course(s) you are interested in teaching in your cover letter, as well as listing your qualifications for teaching these particular courses.

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

Please contact George Harnick for specific questions at

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Summary of Physical Demands

Physical demands are dependent upon course selection, can include but not limited to; running, lifting, swimming, dancing and other physical activities.



Department Statement

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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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