Instructor-Fixed Term

East Lansing
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a one-year, full-time position for an environmental historian to join the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) faculty. This is an academic year position (9-month) that begins August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will teach five courses over the academic year.

Founded in 1967, LBC ( is a vibrant residential college that focuses on the study of science and its social contexts. Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. Nearly all of the 2000 students in LBC major in the natural sciences; about 60% are women; 25% are students of color; moreover, 25% of LBC students belong to MSU's Honors College. We welcome applications from strong candidates who can enhance and complement the intellectual and cultural diversity of the LBC faculty and staff.


Required Degree

Masters -Environmental History

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Environmental History

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must hold a MA/MS with teaching expertise in environmental history and a demonstrated commitment to high-quality undergraduate education and scholarly teaching.


Desired Qualifications

A PhD is preferred. Experiencein teaching writing-intensive, discussion-based courses is preferred. Experience with innovative, experimental teaching techniques is encouraged. Scholarly and teaching focus on borderlands is welcomed.


Required Application Materials

Complete applications must include a cover letter, CV, and teaching portfolio. For details on teaching portfolios, see In addition, three recommendation letters addressing the candidate's teaching experience and expertise must be submitted by the recommenders through the application site.


Special Instructions

Review of application materials will begin on May 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr.Aaron M. McCright at

LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.