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Instructor-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing

Job Details

Job no: 721003
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Technology Institute 10002042
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Agriculture, Fixed Term Faculty, Part Time (1-49.9%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Instructor Fixed Term

Position SummaryInstructional responsibilities include teaching ENT 110 – Applied Entomology of Economic Plants (3 credits) for the Institute of Agricultural Technology during the Fall 2021 semester.The course will be delivered at Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan.ENT 110 contact hours will be 1-hour lecture, recitation, or discussion per week and 2 hours of lab per week (3 hours of total contact time per week) for 15 weeks of instruction.

The course will provide students with a basic understanding of Entomology. Topics that will cover are:

Introduction to field diagnosticsBasic insect biology and anatomyBasic Entomology/making an insect collectionInjury symptoms on plantsInsect classification and ordersIntegrated Pest ManagementPesticides and pesticide safetyCommercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Beneficial InsectsInsect Ecology

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Entomology

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Entomology

Minimum RequirementsExperience in the field of Entomology

Knowledge and skills to develop and teach resources in Entomology

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired QualificationsM.S. in Entomology or Ph.D. in Entomology

Experience in development and assessment of learning outcomes

Undergraduate teaching experience and a passion for teaching

Required Application MaterialsApplication Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit the following materials on the MSU Human Resource System:

A letter of applicationA current resume

Two letters of recommendations

Special Instructions

Questions about the position can be directed to: Dorcia Chaison, Interim Director of IAT, at

Review of Applications Begins On




Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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: Aug 2, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 2, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


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