Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Job no: 702487
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Religious Studies 10004716
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

The Department of Religious Studies is seeking a fixed-term assistant professor to teach one section of REL 432- Modern Muslim Thought beginning August 16, 2021 on a part-time, one-semester appointment. The position is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. Ph.D. is required. All degrees must be confirmed by degree-granting institutions at the time of hire.

Position is planned to recur every Fall Semester.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field, expertise in course subject matter.

Desired Qualifications

Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field, expertise in course subject matter.

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.
  • sample student course evaluations;
Special Instructions

Review of applicants will begin 5/14/2021. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website For more information, contact Gretel Van Wieren, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected].

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

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Department Statement

Religious Studies 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: May 6, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 5, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time