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Inst/Ast Prof - Fixed Term

Michigan State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Inst/Ast Prof - Fixed Term

Job no: 849597
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Religious Studies 10004716
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Part Time (1-49.9%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Legal - Global Nonprofit Leadership Program

Position Summary

The Department of Religious Studies seeks a highly skilled practitioner to teach in the new Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise Master of Arts Degree and Certificate program. This position requires expertise in, and enthusiasm for, teaching graduate courses, mentoring students, providing career advice, and engaging with supportive and collaborative colleagues. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in teaching in a liberal-arts style department with all the resources of a large Big Ten research university.

The candidate will work with the Department of Religious Studies to develop and teach two 5-week online and asynchronous courses including 1. Nonprofits and the Legal Environment and 2. Nonprofit Governance.

The successful candidate brings substantial knowledge of national and international nonprofit organizations, including working for and with the nonprofit sector. The candidate also has a background in nonprofit management, nonprofit law, and board operations and best practices. Experience with teaching, training, and mentorship is desired.

This is a part-time, fixed-term position. Course development will begin May 16, 2023 - August 15th, 2023 and the teaching assignment will begin August 16th, 2023 and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. Rank can include instructor or assistant professor and is determined by highest degree with a Master's degree required for an instructor position and a JD or PhD required for an assistant professor position.

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

Master's degree required for an instructor position and a JD or PhD required for an assistant professor position.

Professional experience related to nonprofit management, organizational development, leadership, or entrepreneurship.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in the design and development of graduate or adult learning experiences, such as lesson plans, mentorship efforts, workshops, or syllabi.

Demonstrated advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, service, and/or community involvement.

Required Application Materials

a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) any other materials desired by the search committee
d) a summary of the candidate's experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned research endeavors, experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence
e) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting Number 849597. For more information, contact Dr. Arthur Versluis, Chair of the Search Committee at

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Review of Applications Begins On


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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.


Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU's Department of Religious Studies actively promotes a dynamic working and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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.

Advertised: Mar 20, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 20, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time


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