Instructor-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 891861
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Civil And Environmental Engineering 10016148
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Fixed Term Faculty, Part Time (1-49.9%), Union
Position Summary

Michigan State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, invites applications for a three-year fixed-term teaching specialist position in Civil Engineering beginning August 28, 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching one class per semester in structural design and analysis courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in Civil Engineering. The primary duties of this position are teaching and service. The teaching and service requirements will be consistent with department policies. The candidate must have an M.S. or higher degree in Civil Engineering and 2 to 4 years of industry and/or academic experience. The candidate must be able to teach undergraduate level courses in statics, surveying, structural design and analysis, and graduate level courses in structural engineering, including bridge design, seismic design, advanced design of reinforced concrete structures, and steel structures. The candidate must be able to effectively communicate with students and manage classes with different sizes.

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 -Civil Engineering or Related Field

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Civil Engineering or Related Field

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants must have a MS degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants are expected to work well in a team setting and be highly self-motivated.
Desired Qualifications
  • Have more than 2 years of teaching experience in engineering.
  • Experience in class settings of different sizes.
Required Application Materials

Applicants are required to submit:

  • a cover letter
  • a CV
  • a teaching statement
  • a DEI statement
  • three references with contact information
Special Instructions

For full consideration, applications should be received before August 28, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until position is filled.

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Department Statement

The MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has strong interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of knowledge, and first-class educational programs on a foundation of core civil and environmental engineering disciplines. The Department has 28 tenure-system faculty members with strong research programs across all major areas of civil and environmental engineering, and annual research expenditures of about $7M. The Department has accredited B.S. degree programs in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The current enrollment is approximately 145 full-time graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. For additional information about the Department, please visit

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The MSU Civil and Environmental Engineering is committed to amplifying perspectives and stories by underrepresented and oppressed communities through engineering foundations and creating an inclusive environment for meaningful dialogue about ideas leading to solutions. Information about Work Life at MSU can be found at

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 25, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 25, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time


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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