James Madison College, a residential college of public affairs at Michigan State University, invites applications for an assistant professor to teach two sections of MC111, "Identity and Community: An Approach to Writing" in the Humanities, Culture, and Writing (HCW) field for the Fall of 2018.
The successful candidate could come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, as long as they are passionate about, and skilled in, teaching writing as a process of inquiry.
With an enrollment limited to 1200 students, James Madison College is noted for its excellence in undergraduate education, rigorous academic standards, and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. The faculty currently teaching in the HCW program hold Ph.D.’s in English, history, American studies, and sociology. They offer a variety of first-year seminars that incorporate readings from the humanities and social sciences to explore topics of broad relevance to public affairs. Recent topics include "Class Matters: Cultural Meanings and Social Class in the U.S."; "Borderlands, Displacement, and Diasporas"; and "Nature, Culture, Science and the Fate of Wild Things."
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, veterans, and persons with disabilities.Required Degree
Doctorate -Humanities or Social SciencesMinimum Requirements
Ph.D. or is an advanced Ph.D. student.Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate could come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, as long as they are passionate about, and skilled in, teaching writing as a process of inquiry.Required Application Materials
Applications must be submitted electronically on the Michigan State University careers website: http://www.careers.msu.edu
Applications must include:
- List of references
- Teaching portfolio
- Cover Letter discussing how their teaching and research interests would contribute to a multidisciplinary college of public affairs.
- Letter describing their approach to teaching first year writing.
Review of application will begin on May 1, 2018 and will continue until filled.