Instructor-Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics, and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University seeks to hire an individual in German with experience in technology-based language pedagogy. This skilled person forms part of a core team of language professionals with proficiency in educational technology who can work closely together to lead hybrid and online language learning course development within the College of Arts and Letters with the ultimate goals of building courses/activities for language instruction that are oriented around ACTFL proficiency standards.

The candidate's responsibilities will include language instruction and close collaboration with MSU’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) and other language teaching faculty in developing hybrid or online language courses and/or in general supporting the technology efforts of the language curriculum.

This position will begin January 1,2018 and is for a one and a half-year academic appointment (until August 15,2019) with the possibility of renewal. Rank will be dependent on qualifications.

Required Degree

Masters

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have technology and language-instruction experience that supports the creation of instructional materials that rely on best practices for face-to-face and technology-based instruction.

Native or demonstrated near-native fluency in German is required. Qualifications also include strong experience developing and teaching hybrid and/or online language courses and, preferably, research in a related field.   The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence. Required Application Materials

Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://careers.msu.edu/.  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing relevant experience, a current CV, samples of materials developed for an online environment, and the names and email addresses of 2 referees who will be contacted automatically by email for their letter of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

For more information contact the search committee chair Dr. Liz Mittman, mittman@msu.edu, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-332 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

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

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and persons with disabilities.