Assistant/Associate Professor-Tenure System

East Lansing MI
Aug 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor in Comparative/Global/International Education

Position Summary

The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University (MSU), a national leader in teacher preparation and research on teaching, teacher learning, curriculum, policy, and international education, is seeking a tenure system Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative/Global/International Education. We seek a colleague who can engage with both domestic and international educators college-wide around interdisciplinary problems of practice and educational research questions, especially those that arise from the challenges of preparing/supporting high-quality teachers and schools in 21st century globalizing contexts. The faculty member will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in international/comparative education as well as courses dealing with the theories and methodologies appropriate for researching teacher education worldwide. The multidisciplinary nature of the department and opportunities for collaboration across and beyond the College of Education make it important that a colleague have interest and skill in collaborating across methodological, subject area, and other differences.

Applicants should provide evidence of accomplishment in research, teaching, and service.  The successful applicant will be expected to seek external research funding and develop research collaborations within and beyond the Department.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Conducting innovative, rigorous research

  2. Securing external grants for research and development work

  3. Teaching undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses in all modalities

  4. Advising graduate students

  5. Leading or supporting program development

  6. Contributing to intra-university or school-university partnerships

  7. Collaborating with or mentoring of faculty.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

An earned doctoral degree in education or a related field or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start date of the appointment. Associate professor level applicants for the position should have a strong portfolio of publications in top-ranked journals, a track record of external funding, and commitment to studying under-served populations.

Desired Qualifications

We are seeking an individual with a strong program of externally funded research in this area whose expertise will complement that of MSU faculty. Although we are open to a variety of geographic research areas and disciplinary orientations, we will give preference to candidates who focus on Latin America and have methodological expertise in mixed methods research and/or evaluation-oriented research addressing teaching, teacher education, and related educational topics.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter; Resume/CV; Names of Three References

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin September 18 and continue until the position is filled.

We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members: Lynn Paine (, search committee chair, Brendan Cantwell (Cantwell, Brendan, Sandra Crespo (, Margo Glew (, and Bethany Wilinski ( Please see our department website( and College website ( for information about our program, department and college. 

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