Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job no: 500733
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Romance And Classical Studies 10004746
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training
Position Title/Rank

Romance Languages Instructor/Assistant Professor Pool

Position Summary

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies seeks applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term instructors to teach courses in French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish if the need arises. The review of applications is ongoing and continuous.

Please note that a position could be part-time or full-time and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching lower and/or upper division courses, based on qualifications, in one of the languages listed above;
  • Holding office hours;
  • Preparing course materials;
  • Grading assignments;
  • Following course policies and guidelines;
  • Attending all workshops and meetings required for the class;
  • Preparing syllabi.

Appointments are initially for one year or one semester, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding and performance.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which 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 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

M.A. or equivalent in French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish .

Native or near native proficiency in that language and English or advanced knowledge in the case of Latin.

Desired Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent in French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Recent teaching evaluations from at least 3 courses, including student ratings and comments;
  • 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;
  • Names and email addresses of 3 references who will be contacted only if the department requests.

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

Special Instructions

Review of applications will be ongoing.

For more information contact Chair of the Search Committee, Anne Violin-Wigent, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, [email protected]

Advertised: May 2, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 2, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 12/27/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2020
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