Instructor-Fixed Term

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing
Closing date
May 19, 2023

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Job Details

Job no: 707650
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Natural Science Dean 10032604
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 SummaryThe College of Natural Science at Michigan State University welcomes applications for a full-time, 9-month, fixed-term instructor position beginning August 1, 2021 (with the expectation of yearly re-appointments based on satisfactory performance and continued funding). The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to work with faculty and graduate/undergraduate teaching assistants to teach science writing and communication courses for our Human Biology Program. These writing-intensive courses provide students with opportunities to integrate critical and scientific thinking skills with foundational knowledge in evolution and human biology. Students also develop their abilities to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information in the biological sciences. Candidates for this position should have both disciplinary expertise in the biological sciences and a record of proficiency with scientific communication.

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

Masters -Biological Sciences or an equivalent discipline

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Biological Sciences or an equivalent discipline

Minimum RequirementsSuccessful candidates will have a Master’s or Ph.D.in the biological sciences or an equivalent discipline, scientific writing experience, and undergraduate teaching experience. Prior experiences with teaching science communication, community engaged learning, andother evidence-based pedagogical strategies at the undergraduate level.

Desired QualificationsThe candidate must have a strong commitment to student success and to creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse group of students. The candidate must also be committed to continued professional development and is expected to become part of the vibrant community of scholars engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education at MSU.

Required Application MaterialsApplicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (which discusses your interest in the position, includes a brief teaching philosophy, and addresses how issues of diversity and inclusion shape your pedagogy) to jobs.msu.edu (posting 707650). The applicant should also provide the contact information for three professional references; letters will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions regarding the position to Elizabeth Tinsley Johnson, Assistant Professor of Human Biology and Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]).

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (which discusses your interest in the position, includes a brief teaching philosophy, and addresses how issues of diversity and inclusion shape your pedagogy) to jobs.msu.edu (posting 707650). The applicant should also provide the contact information for three professional references; letters will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions regarding the position to Elizabeth Tinsley Johnson, Assistant Professor of Human Biology and Chair of the Search Committee

Review of Applications Begins On

06/08/2021

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 19, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 19, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

 

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