Assistant Professor in Integrative Studies

Michigan State University College of Social Science

United States

Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Ctr For Integrative Std - Social Science 10038765
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 Prof-Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Center for Integrative Studies (CIS) in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, fixed term Assistant Professor position. This 9-month position will begin August 16, 2022 and be renewable annually.

This is a teaching professor position focused on delivering excellence in Integrative Studies in Social Science (ISS) courses.  This individual will play a critical role in the advancement of undergraduate learning and student success initiatives in the center.  The successful candidate will possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach an array of large 200- and 300-level undergraduate courses, on campus in East Lansing, MI.

Duties include teaching three courses (with up to two preparations) per semester with the opportunity to teach online during the summer for overload pay.  The successful candidate must deliver excellence in the classroom, effectively work with students from diverse social/economic/cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate a willingness to develop interdisciplinary courses that foster student success and inspire engaged learning.  Salary and terms are negotiable based on experience. 

MSU provides opportunities and resources to support faculty advancement and instructional development.

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

PhD by the day of hire

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications and skills necessary to teach an array of large 200- and 300-level undergraduate courses, mixed (hybrid) courses, and fully online courses.  Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

Desired Qualifications

Innovative and thoughtful approach to developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses that foster student success and inspire engaged learning.  Ability to effectively work with students from diverse social/economic/cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of MSU student success initiatives a plus.

Required Application Materials

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (with sample syllabi and prior teaching evaluations)
  • Names and email addresses of three references

Electronic submission required. Materials should be uploaded to

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of candidates will begin on 4/01/2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brandy Ellison at

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MSU Statement

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Advertised: Mar 15, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 15, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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