Instructor in Teacher Education
Michigan State University College of Education
United States

Instructor-Fixed Term in Teacher Education

Job no: 648716

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Teacher Education 10014815
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University is seeking outstanding candidates for anticipated fixed-term (non-tenure stream) faculty positions in elementary, secondary, or special education teacher preparation. This is a part-time position (Academic one-year appointment - August through May). Primary responsibilities may be in the Lansing area or at university off-campus sites in the Chicago, Southeast Michigan, or Grand Rapids areas.

Responsibilities will include the following: Working with teacher interns and their mentor teachers during a year-long internship required for initial teacher certification; Observation, communication, meetings and assessment of each intern’s teaching in accordance with program standards and assessment tools; serving as liaison with P-12 partners, under the direction of an area coordinator; providing high-quality teacher education for interns in individual and small group settings; attending required field instructor and mentor meetings; contributing to program assessment, ongoing program improvement, and accreditation.  Submission of records for observation visits, achievements, communications, professional development of interns; ability to handle difficult conversations across various parties.

Position’s rank will be at the level of Instructor. Appointment will be for one-year beginning Fall 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in education or education-related field.

Appropriate K-12 teaching experience, commitment to working as part of a team, and excellent communication and leadership skills.  Advanced technical skills in either PC or MAC computers.

Desired Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a related field.  Experience in teacher leadership, adult learning or preservice teacher preparation. 

Familiarity with a range of technology tools, including educational technologies, assistive technologies, and productivity tools (e.g. Google, Microsoft Office).

Required Application Materials

CV, Cover letter, list of 3 references

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at

Review of Applications Begins On


Department Statement

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University 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: May 13, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: May 13, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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