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Ast Professor - Fixed term

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 940987
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
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
Working/Functional Title

Ast Professor in Studio Art Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term assistant professors in studio art. These positions will be filled per course/per semester on an as-needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy within a two-year period. Positions could begin as early as August 16, 2024.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Studio Art. Courses include Drawing I; Color and Design; Three-Dimensional Form; 4D Time-Based Media; Advanced and Special Topics in Drawing; and/or selected courses in painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, electronic art, intermedia, and photography.

The current need in fall semester 2024 is 3D, Drawing, Color and Design, 4D, Advanced Drawing, and sculpture.

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 -MFA

Minimum Requirements
  • MFA in Studio Art or equivalent.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • a cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications
  • portfolio of teaching documentation with sample syllabi of courses taught and/or up to 20 student artwork examples with descriptive information
  • portfolio of up to 20 creative works, including descriptive information in .pdf format OR webpage links
  • A 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching/curriculum development, research/creative activities, service, outreach, advising, and/or administration. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see https://inclusion.msu.edu/. For more information about writing diversity statements, see https://cal.msu.edu/documents/cal-guidelines-for-the-writing-of-diversity-statements/
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees
  • Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin 4/19/2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu. Posting number 940987.

    For more information, contact Rebekah Blesing, Chair of the Search Committee, at blesingr@msu.edu.

    Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

    Review of Applications Begins On

    04/19/2024

    Website

    art.msu.edu

    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: Apr 12, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Apr 12, 2026 Eastern Daylight Time

    Organization

    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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