Instructor-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 711132
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: Juris Doctorate Programs 40001138
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
Position Summary

The College of Law at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of part-time, fixed-term instructors. Applications will be reviewed, and these positions will be filled on an as-needed basis for fall semesters.

Duties: Responsibilities may include 1.) developing and teaching professional and graduate courses in law and law-related classes; 2.) providing advice and guidance to students during class and office hours and/or 3.) assisting with promotion and development of MSU College of Law programming. Courses may be in-person or online. In addition to East Lansing-based teaching opportunities, the College of Law anticipates needs in its online program. These programs have additional specific goals and requirements as described below.

The MSU College of Law Global Food Law Program is an online program that prepares students to influence food policy; interpret international laws and regulations governing the food system; and bridge the gap between regulators and industry. The program ensures students understand the legal complexities of food laws and their impact across national boundaries while applying sound science and food law. The Global Food Law Program seeks candidates for part-time, fixed-term faculty positions to develop and teach online classes within this program. Preferred candidates will have a legal background; experience working in industry; experience teaching online using the D2L platform; and possess a strong desire to move the global food law academy forward.

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

Doctorate -Law

Minimum Requirements

J.D. or Ph.D. in related discipline. Professional experience related to classes taught.

Desired Qualifications

Experience teaching at the college level.

Required Application Materials

a) a cover letter

b) current curriculum vitae or resume

c) a short professional biography

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Jennifer Carter-Johnson, [email protected] or 517-432-6926.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


Department Statement

MSU Law is a dynamic learning community with around 700 students, 55 faculty members, 50 staff members, 5 librarians, and 7 legal clinics. We offer nationally ranked programs in Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, an acclaimed Indigenous Law and Policy Center, as well as the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center. Faculty members lead the academic dialogue in a wide range of fields, including social justice, innovation, and business and regulatory law.

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: Jun 3, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 3, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/3/2023
Work Type: Part Time