Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor-FixedTerm

Job no: 478096
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Part Time (1-49.9%)
Working/Functional Title

Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor

Position Summary

The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University invites applicants with expertise in arts policy and advocacy to teach one course in the spring semester 2018 in the Arts and Cultural Management Program. This is a fixed-term position at the rank of assistant instructor, instructor, or assistant professor commencing January 1, 2018. Rank will commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the Arts and Cultural Management Program on the topics of arts policy and advocacy.

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2017 and close December 12, 2017. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only 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 particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion. The Department of Theatre has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups including the LGBTQIA community. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & 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 cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found Information about the Academic Advancement Network can be found Information about MSU Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, including the Diversity Research Network can be found

The College of Arts and Letters employs 250 full-time faculty with 3300 undergraduates and 175 graduate students enrolled in 24 majors, 38 minors, and 9 graduate programs that are housed in 8 departments and 22 research centers and interdisciplinary programs. These include such outstanding programs as African and African American Studies, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, the Center for Gender in a Global Context, and the Center for Interdisciplinary. The College also has a vibrant mentoring program at the College and Departmental levels. It works closely with MSU’s five international centers that receive Title VI funding and is also a long-time leader in international education sponsoring 70-80 programs each year. In 2016, faculty of color made up 25% of the College faculty and students of color made up 28% of its entering undergraduate class.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements
  • BA, MA, MFA or Ph.D. in the arts or humanities. A Ph.D is required for the rank of Ast Professor.
  • Professional experience directing advocacy and policy initiatives, crafting communications strategies, and/or leading grassroots organizing and coalition building efforts.
Desired Qualifications

Previous University experience in teaching.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter, b) curriculum vitae c) 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 community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Kirk Domer, [email protected] or 517-355-6690. For more information about Arts and Cultural Management at MSU go to

Advertised: Nov 29, 2017 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 29, 2019 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 12/27/2018
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