Assistant Professor of Education
Michigan State University College of Education
United States

InstAst Prof Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Teacher Education 10014815
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

InstAst Prof Fixed Term

Position Summary

The College of Education at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term position as assistant professor of TESOL in the Department of Teacher Education. This position is full-time appointment on a 9-month basis.

The successful candidate will assume responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research, and program coordination.  Major responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and planning courses at the undergraduate level for the TESOL endorsement certification
  • Developing and conducting orientation, webinars, and professional development in the teaching and learning of bi/multilingual students for MSU instructors and school district mentor teachers
  • Support the design and implementation of new courses for the TESOL endorsement certification
  • Support instructors of TESOL courses with research-based literature and teaching resources
  • Support the revision of TESOL coursework and assignments
  • Develop and support relationships with community organizations for undergraduate students’ field instruction
  • Maintain and support continuous communication with TESOL mentor teachers
  • Support to Licensure Area Leader and Course Coordinator in tracking students’ progress, analyzing data from course assessments, and writing progress reports for the TESOL certification endorsement

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 -Education with focus on TESOL and teache

Minimum Requirements

Instructor-Fixed Term: Must have Master's degree or have been employed as an instructor or equivalent elsewhere.

Assistant Professor-Fixed Term: Must have terminal degree.

An advanced degree in education with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Appropriate PK-12 teaching experience and relevant college-level teaching, specifically in TESOL or bi/multilingual education; demonstrated commitment to social justice teacher education; demonstrated commitment to working as part of a team; excellent communication and leadership skills; demonstrated commitment to bi/multilingual students and to meeting the needs of culturally diverse learners; demonstrated commitment to enacting humanizing, antiracist and decolonial pedagogy and practice.

Desired Qualifications

A doctorate degree in a relevant field is preferred, but outstanding candidates with a master's degree and exceptional experience will be considered. Appropriate PK-12 teaching experience and relevant college-level teaching, specifically in TESOL and elementary education; experience working with teaching interns and PK-12 district partners and community organizations; experience guiding masters and doctoral students in curriculum and instruction in elementary teacher education.

Required Application Materials

Curriculum Vita and Cover Letter, names and contact information for 3 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:

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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: Feb 18, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 18, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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