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Job no: 909206
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268
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 Department of Entomology invites applications of qualified fixed term instructors for this pool posting to teach one or more undergraduate courses in entomology to non‐major and early career college students. Positions may be for one or more semesters and will be filled per course/per semester on an as needed basis. While most courses are a full semester, some courses are scheduled for less than a full semester. Positions could be part-time or full-time and it is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters. Courses may be in-person or online, as defined by the department. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has immediate need to fill a vacancy within two years. Positions may begin as early as January 2024. Responsibilities include:
  • develop and teach courses in-person and/or online
  • hold in-person and/or online office hours
  • effectively use the MSU class management platform, D2L

Applicants are especially encouraged who show a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment through their teaching and/or community engagement.

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 -Entomology or related field

Minimum RequirementsExperience teaching college level course content in a professional setting. Demonstrated expertise in the class topic that will be taught.Desired QualificationsExperience teaching biology or entomology. Experience in development and assessment of learning outcomes.Required Application Materials
  • CV including education background / qualifications, a list of publications, teaching and mentoring roles, leadership positions, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy that includes information on the candidate’s commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom
  • the names and contact information for 3 professional references.
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2023, and will continue to be reviewed on an as needed basis.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


Department Statement

The Department of Entomology is a vibrant, growing, and internationally-recognized team committed to interdisciplinary research, teaching and extension at local, regional, national and international levels. Programs within the Department of Entomology encompass basic and applied research on arthropods in diverse systems including agriculture, forestry, medical/veterinary, aquatic and a diversity of other ecosystems.

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: Oct 27, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 27, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time


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  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
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