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Lecturer/Ast Inst/Instructor - Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: Juris Doctorate Programs 40001138
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Lecturer/Ast Inst/Instructor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The College of Law at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of part-time, fixed-term instructors and lecturers. Applications will be reviewed, and these positions will be filled, on an as-needed basis. Positions may be for one or more semesters, including fall, spring and summer. Courses are in person.

Duties: Responsibilities may include

1) developing and teaching professional and graduate courses in law and law-related classes;

2) providing advice and guidance to students during class and office hours and/or

3) assisting with promotion and development of MSU College of Law programming.

In addition to East Lansing-based teaching opportunities, the College of Law anticipates needs in its online program. These programs have additional specific goals and requirements as described below.

The MSU College of Law Global Food Law Program is an online program that prepares students to influence food policy; interpret international laws and regulations governing the food system; and bridge the gap between regulators and industry. The program ensures students understand the legal complexities of food laws and their impact across national boundaries while applying sound science and food law. The Global Food Law Program seeks candidates for part-time, fixed term faculty positions to develop and teach online classes within this program. Preferred candidates will have a legal background; experience working in industry; experience teaching online using the D2L platform; and possess a strong desire to move the global food law academy forward.

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 -JD -Law

Minimum Requirements

Experience and Degrees Required By Rank:

  • For Lecturer:  Must have professional experience or expertise in the area of instruction.
  • For Assistant Instructor:  Must have a bachelor's degree and professional experience or expertise in the area of instruction.
  • For Instructor:  Must have a JD and professional experience or expertise in the area of instruction.

Desired Qualifications

Experience teaching at the college level.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


Department Statement

Michigan State University College of Law is a diverse and inclusive learning community with roots dating to 1891 when it opened as Detroit College of Law in Detroit, Michigan. It moved to its current East Lansing location in 1995 and remained a private institution until 2020 when it became a fully integrated college of Michigan State University.

Today, MSU Law has more than 650 students, 55 faculty members, 50 staff members, five librarians, and a world-wide network of some 11,500 alumni. MSU Law operates seven legal clinics overseen by nationally recognized faculty that provide students an opportunity to work on actual legal cases. Additionally, it offers some of nations leading law programs in new and emerging legal education, including Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, Indigenous Law and Policy Center, the Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children, Conservation Law Center, and Animal Legal and Historical Web Center.

MSU College of Law, operating under the principles of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan, is poised to become the states preeminent law school, preparing a diverse community of lawyer-leaders to serve diverse communities in Michigan and beyond. It is committed to providing a legal education that is taught by leading scholars in their fields, includes best-in-class experiential opportunities, and helps students graduate without excessive debt.

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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