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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: History 10038404
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, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies Program and the Department of History at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term Assistant Professor position. The initial appointment will be 3 years and it is renewable pending satisfactory performance review and in accordance with the UNTF contract for a long-term appointment. The position has 65% assignment in APA Studies Program and 35% in History. The assignment comprises teaching 2 courses for the APA Studies Program and 1 course for History annually. Additionally, a successful candidate will engage in programming and mentoring in the APA Studies Program including: recruiting students to the minor; working with other units and organizations to disseminate information about the minor; mentoring graduate student fellows and undergraduate program assistants; assisting the Director with programming events, initiatives, outreach, and publicity; grant writing. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies (3 credits; SSC293) course, APIDA Experiences in Business (1 credit; SSC391/MGT391), and an additional course listed under the APA Studies minor or an appropriate general education course that will be determined in consultation with the Chair of the Department of History.

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 -Ethnic Studies, American Studies, History

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate should hold a Doctorate in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, History, or in a closely related field by date of hire; have experience teaching university-level courses; working with diverse student populations; interest in working with a range of communities on and off campus.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a letter describing their interest in the position and in APA-related issues, a CV, and three references.

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

The APA Studies Program at MSU is housed in the College of Social Sciences and explores the experiences of Asian Americans with strengths in the social sciences, history, and literature. Focusing on migration, globalization, and diaspora, the APA Studies program provides opportunities to explore the future of diversity in a global era. The program is a vibrant, active center for all members of the MSU community interested in the experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To learn more about the APA Studies Program and other programs in the college, visit our websites: and Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the search committee chair Prof. Andrea Louie ( The start date is August 16, 2023.

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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.


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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