Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term

Job Details

Job no: 801477
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Romance And Classical Studies 10004746
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 58081.00-60900.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies seeks applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term instructors to teach courses in French and Spanish. Rank is determined by highest degree with an MA 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. The position can be part-time or full-time and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters. Position is renewable and contingent upon funding and performance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching lower and/or upper division courses, based on qualifications, in one of the languages listed above
  • Holding office hours
  • Preparing course materials
  • Grading assignments
  • Following course policies and guidelines
  • Attending all workshops and meetings required for the class
  • Preparing syllabi
  • Attending departmental meetings, when applicable

Appointments are initially for one year or one semester, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding and performance.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. These are non-tenure track positions.

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

M.A. or equivalent in French, Spanish, or related field.

Native or near native proficiency in that language and English

Desired Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent in French, Spanish, or related field.

Required Application Materials
  • CV;
  • cover letter;
  • recent teaching evaluations from at least 3 courses, including student rating and comments
  • a summary of the candidate’s experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past orplanned research endeavors, experience mentoring diverse students or community outreachinitiatives, and an explanation of how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusiveexcellence
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: InstructionsReview of applications will begin and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting Number 801477. For more information, contact Chair of the Search Committee, Anne Violin-Wigent, at Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.Review of Applications Begins On


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.

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 1, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 1, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


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