Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 769676

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters

Department: Theatre 10004832

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 Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Theatre at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term assistant professors, instructors & assistant instructors. These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within the next academic year to begin as early as August 16, 2022.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre and Dance. Theatre courses include: Acting, Design and Technology, Theatre Studies, and Special Topics in Theatre. Dance courses include: Improvisation, Dance Technique of various styles, Choreography, and Special Topics in Dance.

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


Minimum Requirements

  • BA, MA, MFA or Ph.D. in theatre, dance or the arts or humanities.

  • Experience teaching at the college level.

  • Professional experience in the performing arts field.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) a summary of the candidate's experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned research endeavors, experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and
d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

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

Review of applications will begin 04/14/2022. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting # 769676.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Ryan Welsh, or 517-355-6690. For more information about the Department of Theatre, go to

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

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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.

The Department of Theatre has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups including the LGBTQIA community. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters' distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

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.

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: Mar 31, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Mar 31, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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