Instructor-Fixed Term, College of Education

East Lansing, MI
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5176

Internal Posting Date: 03-28-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on: 04-10-2017

Job Title: Instructor-Fixed Term

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Multiple Position Numbers:

Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Education

Primary Department: 10014815 TEACHER EDUCATION

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Faculty

Employment %: 66


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Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information:

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience

If flex, dates of annual flex leave: Grand Rapids, MI

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Position Summary: The College of Education at Michigan State University invites applications for an Instructor-Fixed Term position in the Department of Teacher Education; this position is a 2/3 time appointment with the potential for full-time work dependent upon applicant qualifications, student enrollment in the Grand Rapids school district, and other factors; this position will be located in Grand Rapids, MI.

The successful candidate will perform the following job duties and responsibilities: meeting with school district administration, school administrators and teachers to identify and secure appropriate internship placements for students and communicate program policies and procedures; providing continuous support to field instructors in their work with interns; maintaining ongoing communication with and providing professional development for mentor teachers; mediating difficult conversations and disputes involving any combination of students, mentors, instructors and administrators as needed; organizing and facilitating events including Grand Rapids Elementary Opening Day, Grand Rapids Elementary Convocation, and Elementary Mentor Teacher Meetings; providing and updating data for program assistants and assisting in the collection and distribution of various forms using platforms such as LiveText, Qualtrics, and D2L; serving as the program's representative to the Inter-Institutional Teacher Educators Council of West Michigan; writing monthly Teacher Preparation Program e-newsletters; and assisting in reserving classroom space for 800-level courses. The person in this position will also support the Program Director in interviewing and making recommendations for hiring field instructors and perform other duties as assigned.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Candidates must have successful collaborative leadership experience; experience facilitating teacher learning, pre-service or in-service; strong communication skills; demonstrated commitment to cultural/linguistic diversity; skills in collaborating with teachers/principals; experience teaching/working in K-12 public school settings; earned MA in relevant field.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with MSU partner schools; experience working with Grand Rapids Public Schools; experience planning events; experience with data management or evaluation; experience using technology to solve problems.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document

Optional Applicant Documents:

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should provide a letter of application stating qualifications for this position in addition to a CV and the names and contact information for three references.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Corey Drake/Associate Professor/

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year:

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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