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Specialist - Teacher-Fixed Term

Employer
Michigan State University EES
Location
East Lansing, Michigan
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Discipline
Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Experienced
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia
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Position Summary

The individual selected for this position will teach undergraduate general-education science courses in the Center for Integrative Studies for General Science and serve as Undergraduate Academic Advisor to undergraduate majors in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences.  The College of Natural Science seeks candidates whose teaching and mentoring has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

As an Instructor in the Center for Integrative Studies for General Science, this individual will: 

  • Typically teach two sections of integrative science courses (e.g., History of Life; Natural Hazards and the Environment; Global Change) per semester 
  • Participate in CISGS faculty meetings.
  • Engage in and support curricular reform and assessment initiatives to foster scientific literacy for undergraduates at MSU

As an Academic Advisor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, this individual will: 

  • Assist in students’ course selection, maintain and monitor student progress towards degree completion
  • Support students by providing academic success strategies, creating connections with campus resources, research, and internship opportunities; encourage growth in career development, including preparation for graduate and professional school

Collaborate with advising and faculty colleagues to promote professional growth and to support the students’ academic success

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 -Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences o

Minimum Requirements

Successful applicant must have:

  • Experience in teaching undergraduate science courses
  • Experience mentoring students from broadly diverse demographic and social backgrounds

Desired Qualifications

Desired attributes:

  • Facility with using active-learning and inquiry-based modes of instruction.
  • Facility with the use of instructional technology, including remote learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other Faculty and Academic Advisors and a diverse student population.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with the ability to work collaboratively.

Required Application Materials

(1) Resume/CV

(2) Cover Letter, which discusses your interest in the position, your experience with mentoring and advising undergraduate students; your teaching philosophy; and a description of how issues of diversity and inclusion shape your pedagogy and advising or mentoring activities/philosophy.

(3) Names and contact information for three references

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: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Review of Applications Begins On

05/02/2022

 

Department Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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.

 

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