Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Professor- Fixed Term

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Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Professor- Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term assistant professors, instructors, and assistant 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 within a two-year period. Positions could begin as early as January 1, 2019.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Studio Art. Courses include: Drawing I; Color and Design; Three-Dimensional Form; Photography I and/or selected courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, inter- and electronic-media, and photography.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Studio Art

Minimum Requirements
  • MFA in Studio Art, or equivalent.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae and portfolio, in a single PDF
c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications, including past course experience and sample syllabi, in a single PDF
d) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence 
e) the names and email addresses of 3 references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin September 28, 2018. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting # 531864.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Robert McCann, [email protected] For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to

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

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture that actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. 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 proactive 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. 

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: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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