Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters
United States

Ast/Asc/Full Prof

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics, Languages, And Cultures 10004543
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

GRM Program Leader - US23 Education Abroad

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University is seeking a one-time program leader for the summer study abroad program: German Language and Culture in Mayen. This is a short-term fixed-term assistant/associate/full professor position for Summer Semester I 2023, with duties beginning May 16, 2023, and ending June 9, 2023.

Responsibilities include teaching intermediate/advanced German language and culture in the immersive context of life in a small town in Germany; organizing and leading half- and full-day excursions in the region; managing relations with the local support staff and host families in Mayen; overseeing and mentoring a graduate assistant and co-instructor; managing the program budget; attending pre-departure orientation meetings in the summer semester. This position runs through the third week of a six-week program and is shared with another program director.

Position is planned to recur every Summer Semester.

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 -German Studies

Minimum Requirements

● Proven record of excellence in teaching German language and culture courses.
● Expert language proficiency in German and English.

Desired Qualifications

● Experience in leading education abroad programs.
● Experience in supervising and mentoring graduate students and co-instructors.
● Team-working skills.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter with a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of German teaching experience as it relates to this position's requirements;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • 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 community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence; and
  • Names and email addresses of three recommenders.
  • A 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching/curriculum development, research/creative activities, service, outreach, advising, and/or administration. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Zoom interview.

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 applications will begin November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website For more information, contact Liz Mittman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at [].

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

For information about the German Program, please visit

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture that 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 Linguistics, Language, and Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. 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 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: Nov 14, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 14, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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