Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 557405
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training
Working/Functional Title

Instructor/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 and 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 as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2019.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in art history in both the Art History program and in MSU’s Integrated Studies in Arts and Humanities program. We are open to all fields, with a preference for Classical Art and Archaeology; Asian art and visual culture; Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture of Europe; architectural history; and Islamic art.

Required Degree

Doctorate -art history or a related discipline

Minimum Requirements


  • ABD or Ph.D. in art history or a related discipline.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Review of applications will begin March 15, 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting #557405.
Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials:

Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi
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) names and email addresses of 3 potential references

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Lily Woodruff, [email protected] Information about the Art History program and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design can be found at, while information about the Integrated Studies in Arts and Humanities program can be found at

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

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.

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.

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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.

Advertised: Jan 21, 2019 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 21, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 1/23/2019
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time