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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 791646
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Development & Family Studies - Css 10038324
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Financial/Accounting, Fixed Term Faculty, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is currently accepting applications for an Academic Year Fixed Term Assistant Professor for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic school year at Michigan State University.  This half time position will include teaching in-person courses that are for undergraduate students in person around personal finance/financial literacy.  A PhD is required for this teaching position. Instructional experience with varied course content, size, and format strongly recommended (e.g., the traditional classroom, online, workshops, one-on-one).

Duties:  Main responsibility includes teaching HDFS undergraduate courses around personal finance/financial literacy. These include lesson planning and preparation, lecturing, multimedia presentation, grading, meeting with students one-on-one or in small group settings, multimodal communication with students, course assessment, and working closely with the undergraduate director to ensure course quality.

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 -Human Development and Family Studies, Economics, Family Economics, or related field

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, Economics, Family Economics, or related field at the time of hire; excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience teaching online and in person classes at the undergraduate level.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with our desired qualifications
  • The names and email addresses of 3 referrals

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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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is a premier academic program, known nationally for excellence in applied, translational research that is positively impacting children, adolescents, families and marginalized communities.  Our department purpose is articulated through research productivity, innovative teaching, outreach effectiveness, policy leadership, and the high-quality preparation of future scholars and leaders. 

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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