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Full Time Assistant Professor Fixed-Term in Social Science or related field

Employer
Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science
Location
East Lansing, Michigan
Salary
60,000-64,000 range, commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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Position Summary

The Center for Integrative Studies (CIS) in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term Assistant Professor position. This 9-month position will begin on August 16, 2024, and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. This is a teaching professor position (90% teaching and 10% outreach/service appointment) focused on delivering excellence in Integrative Studies in Social Science (ISS) courses. This individual will play a critical role in the advancement of undergraduate learning and student success initiatives in the center. The successful candidate will possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach an array of large 200- and 300-level undergraduate courses, on campus in East Lansing, MI.

Duties include teaching three courses (with up to two preparations) per semester with the opportunity to teach online during the summer for overload pay. The successful candidate must deliver excellence in the classroom, effectively work with students from diverse social/economic/cultural backgrounds and demonstrate a willingness to develop interdisciplinary courses that foster student success and inspire engaged learning. Salary and terms are negotiable based on experience. MSU provides opportunities and resources to support faculty advancement and instructional development.

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 - Social Sciences or related field

Minimum Requirements

Doctorate degree, by the day of hire. Qualifications and skills necessary to teach an array of large 200- and 300-level undergraduate courses, mixed (hybrid) courses, and fully online courses. Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

Desired Qualifications

Innovative and thoughtful approach to developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses that foster student success and inspire engaged learning. Ability to effectively work with students from diverse social/economic/cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of MSU student success initiatives is a plus.

Required Application Materials

Electronic submission is required. Materials should be uploaded to careers.msu.edu at the time of application.  Please include:

cover letter current

curriculum vitae

1-2 page teaching philosophy statement that includes your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to leadership in teaching and service. This statement should include an explanation of past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see https://inclusion.msu.edu/. For more information about writing diversity statements, see https://cal.msu.edu/documents/cal-guidelines-for-the-writing-of-diversity-statements/

the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees

optional - a sample syllabus and one sample assignment or learning activity appropriate to a general education audience

Special Instructions

Review of candidates will begin on 05/06/24 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Seven Mattes at bryant22@msu.edu 

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