Inst/Ast Professor

Job description

Job no: 638603
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: Part Time (1-49.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union
Working/Functional Title

Instructor/Ast Professor

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University is seeking a part-time instructor or assistant professor of Vietnamese Language to teach its first-year online Vietnamese courses. This is a fixed-term, nine-month, academic year position beginning August 16, 2020 and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester during the academic year. Because the teaching is fully online, and because the biweekly supervisor meetings can also be online, we welcome applications from those who may not live within commuting distance to Michigan State University. Rank is determined by highest degree with a Master’s degree required for an instructor position and a PhD required for an assistant professor position. All degrees must be confirmed by degree-granting institutions at the time of hire.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements
  • Masters degree in related field (TESOL, SLS, SLA, Education, Vietnamese Literature/Culture)
  • Native or near-native literate speaker of Vietnamese
  • Experience teaching language (preferably Vietnamese)
  • Comfortable using technology, esp course management systems
Desired Qualifications

PhD in related field (TESOL, SLS, SLA, Education, Vietnamese Literature/Culture)

Required Application Materials
  • a cover letter;
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching/research philosophy that highlights candidate’s alignment with some of our desired qualifications;
  • diversity statement, including any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;
  • names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website For more information, contact Danielle Steider, the Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, at [email protected]

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

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Department Statement

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.

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages 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 & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

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: Mar 2, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 2, 2022 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 3/4/2020
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