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Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: James Madison College
Department: James Madison College Dean 10024488
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

James Madison College, Michigan State University invites applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term assistant professors/instructors to teach one or more undergraduate courses. These positions could be part-time or full-time, and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the College. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters. Appointments are initially for one semester, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding, scheduling need and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and degree status. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the College has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2022.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in any of the following fields:

Social Relations and Policy

International Relations

Comparative Cultures and Politics

Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy

Introduction to Public Affairs Introductory Writing (Humanities, Culture and Writing)

Successful candidates come from any discipline in the social sciences/humanities. Experience in teaching first- and second-year students is preferred.

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


Minimum Requirements

The positions require a masters degree for the rank of Instructor or Ph.D. for the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should demonstrate: commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must apply electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Applicants should supply supporting materials that include a CV, transcript, and sample syllabi. The names and contact information of three confidential references that can speak to teaching expertise, evidence of teaching approach and effectiveness must be provided as part of the application process. These references will be contacted only when a specific candidate is considered.

Special Instructions

Applicants should supply a statement addressing how their teaching interests would contribute to James Madison Colleges curriculum and mission. Questions regarding this posting may be directed to Assistant Dean Jeff Judge at or Staffing Coordinator Katie Dyjach 

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabe gundash; Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwa, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.



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