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Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Advertising And Public Relations 10010022
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof Fixed Term

Position Summary

We value diversity of background, experience and teaching and research perspectives. We are seeking candidates who are dynamic and engaging in the classroom as an instructor of record. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated professional success in strategic communications. The review of applications is ongoing and continuous. Please note that a position could be part-time or full-time and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching a range of lower, upper and master's level advertising and public relations courses
  • Preparing syllabi building on existing courses
  • Preparing course materials and syllabi
  • Delivering courses in-class and potentially online
  • Managing and grading all assignments
  • Following course policies and guidelines

Appointments are initially for one semester or one year, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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 -Advertising, Public Relations, Communica

Minimum Requirements

At least five years of industry experience in advertising, public relations, marketing, strategic communications or a related field. Demonstrable skills in areas related to course content.
Minimum degree requirements differ depending on faculty rank. Assistant Instructor rank requires a bachelor's degree. Instructor rank requires a master's degree. Assistant Professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Desired Qualifications

Management experience in advertising, public relations, marketing, strategic communications or a related field. Recognized or award-winning achievements in related areas of practice. Outstanding candidates with a master's degree and exceptional experience will be considered.

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at Please submit your CV and Cover Letter with your application.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

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 Michigan State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations is a leader in education, research and outreach. For more than 60 years, the department has set the global pace in research excellence and achievement while also maintaining an award-winning undergraduate program. These remain the departments core values. The Department is housed in MSUs world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Established in 1955, as the first of its kind in the country, ComArtSciā€ is now one of the largest and most respected colleges of Communication in the world. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and to influence the professional practice of communication globally.

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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