Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Philosophy Department in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term Assistant Professors and/or Instructors.  These positions will be part-time in Fall and/or Spring semester, on an as-needed basis.

Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the department 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 the Department of Philosophy.
Required Degree

Doctorate -Philosophy

Minimum Requirements

MA, or Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Experience teaching at the college level.

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2018. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting #515859

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

a) a cover letter

b) current curriculum vitae

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

d) a summary of your experience with the 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) and the names and email address of 3 potential referees.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee,  Matthew McKeon ([email protected]).

Special Instructions

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

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 is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.


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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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 8/19/2018
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