Instructor in Art, Art History And Design

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

United States

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 661300
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Part Time (1-49.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is seeking to hire assistant professors, instructors, and assistant instructors in the field of studio art and graphic design. These positions will be filled for fall 2020.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in graphic design and/or studio art foundations (drawing I)

Required Degree

Doctorate -Studio Art, Graphic Design

Minimum Requirements


  • MA or MFA in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or related field desired for Instructor. BA in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or equivalent required for Assistant Instructor.
  • Experience teaching at the college level desired.
  • Review of applications begins July 27, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting # 661300

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae and portfolio
c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications, including past course experience and sample syllabi
d) portfolio of student work of up to 20 images
e) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and the names and
f) email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Karin Zitzewitz, For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to

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

The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is 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 is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

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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: Jul 20, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 20, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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