Assistant Professor-Fixed Term

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of English at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term assistant professors & instructors. These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2018.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in English. General areas of pedagogical experience include creative writing and literary studies.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements
  • MA, MFA, or Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Required Application Materials

    Qualified applicants should submit:

    a) a cover letter

    b) current curriculum vitae

    c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your expertise teaching within the fields listed above.

    d) summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.

    e) email addresses of 3 potential referees.

    Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin July 27, 2018. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting #517980.

    For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Cara Cilano ([email protected]). For more information about the Department of English, go to

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

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    Department Statement

    The College of Arts & Letters promotes that an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/9/2018
    Application Due: 7/30/2018
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