Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Job no: 500233
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics,Germ,Slavic,Asian,Afr Lang 10004543
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training
Position Title/Rank

Less Commonly Taught Languages Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor Pool

Position Summary

The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) and the African Languages (AFR) Programs at Michigan State University are currently establishing a pool of fixed term instructors. These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as-needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy.


    • Working closely with the LCTL or AFR coordinators to teach in the LCTL or ALP,
    • Attending training meetings and biweekly progress meetings.

Instructors will also be evaluated by the LCTL or AFR Teaching Coordinator.

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 has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and 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 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, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Native or near-native literate speaker of a Less Commonly Taught Language, including, but not limited to: Bambara, Finnish, Haitian-Creole, Igbo, Indonesian, Ojibwe, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Xhosa, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD
Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Summary of your experience with any formal or informal teaching
  • Email addresses of three potential referees who will only be contacted if the department requests

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website

Special Instructions

Review of applications will be on-going.

For more information, contact Chair of the Search Committee, Ms. Danielle Steider, LCTL Coordinator, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, [email protected], 5 17-355-5105.

Advertised: May 2, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:




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Posted: 12/27/2018
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time