Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof
The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) and the African Languages (AFR) Programs at Michigan State University are establishing a pool of fixed term instructors. These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as-needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy.
Duties: Responsibilities include working closely with the LCTL or AFR coordinators to teach one to three courses in the LCTL or ALP, attending training meetings and biweekly progress meetings. Instructors will also be evaluated by the LCTL or AFR Teaching Coordinator.
The Department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.
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, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree for Assistant Instructor level
- Master's for Instructor level
- PhD. for Assistant Professor level
- Native or near-native literate speaker of a Less Commonly Taught Language, including, but not limited to: Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), Bambara, Hausa, Haitian-Creole, Igbo, Indonesian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Xhosa, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu
Experience teaching in US setting
Master’s degree or PhD.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae or resume
c) 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.
d) 3 letters of reference
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Review of applications will begin March 3, 2023 and will be on-going. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu. For more information, contact Ms. Danielle Steider, LCTL Coordinator, Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, [email protected], 517-355-5105.
Applications will be reviewed as needed.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and others who are traditionally underrepresented in the academy. We invite candidates to apply even if they have not currently mastered all of the areas listed.
The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.
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.