Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term

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Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term



Job no: 942883
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics, Languages, And Cultures 10004543
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
German Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary
The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures in the College of Arts and Letters is seeking a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of German Studies. This is a non-recurring fixed-term position for academic year 2024-2025, starting August 16, 2024. Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester in the German Program and/or in the College of Arts & Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities (IAH). A Master's degree is required for the Instructor position; a PhD for the Assistant Professor position. All degrees must be conferred by the time of hire. Advanced PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester in the German Program and/or in the College of Arts & Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities (IAH). German and English are the languages of instruction. Course assignments will be a combination of in-person and online modalities and there is an expectation of residency in commutable distance to East Lansing.

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

Minimum Requirements

 

  • M.A. in German Studies or related field is required for the Instructor position; a PhD for the Assistant
  • Professor position.
  • Proven record of excellence in teaching language and content courses online and in-person.
  • Expert language proficiency in German and English.

 


Desired Qualifications

 

 

 

  • ABD or Ph.D. in German Studies or related field.
  • Ability and willingness to teach at least one general education course per semester.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in online teaching and/or appropriate technologies in language instruction, such as learning management systems and common digital platforms for language learning.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as well as with other instructors.


Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:

 

 

 

  1. Cover letter with a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of German teaching experience as it relates to this position's requirements;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. 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/
  4. Names and email addresses of three references.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Zoom interview.


Special Instructions
Review of applications will begin May 6, 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.

For more information, contact Felix Kronenberg, Chair of the Search Committee at kronenb6@msu.edu.

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

Review of Applications Begins On
05/06/2024

Website
lilac.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 23, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 23, 2026 Eastern Daylight Time

To apply, visit https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/518333/instast-professor-fixed-term





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