Specialist – Teacher-Fixed Term
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
The College of Engineering at Michigan State University is seeking a candidate for a three-year, fixed-term teaching specialist position to support instruction in our first-year program, the CoRe Experience. Candidates are expected to have the capacity to teach introductory engineering design and computing. Significant laboratory and lecture course instruction are expected. Additional details about the MSU teaching specialist position may be found at: http://www.hr.msu.edu/documents/facacadhandbooks/academicspecialist/introduction.htm
Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in an engineering discipline with significant industrial or educational experience in engineering or a doctoral degree in engineering or engineering education with experience in engineering design and computation. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is also expected. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong academic or industrial background in engineering design and computation, particularly experience with MATLAB or other structured programming. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose experiences prepare them to contribute to MSU's commitment to inclusion and diversity.
This is a fixed-term, nine-month, specialist position with 100% appointment in the College of Engineering and is renewable contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.
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.
Masters -Engineering discipline
Doctorate -Engineering or Engineering education
- Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in an engineering discipline with significant industrial or educational experience in engineering or a doctoral degree in engineering or engineering education with experience in engineering design and computation.
- Applicants are expected to work well in a team setting and be highly self-motivated.
Required Application Materials
- Detailed resume or CV
- Cover letter summarizing qualifications
- Vision statement for teaching
- Statement regarding diversity that discusses personal philosophy toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as it applies to their teaching and mentoring
- Names and contact information for at least three professional references
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/
For information about the MSU First-Year Engineering CoRe Experience, visit https://core.egr.msu.edu
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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.
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. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/
Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/ and https://www.egr.msu.edu/about/resources/faculty-staff/worklife-at-engineering
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