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Ast Professor - Fixed term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
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

Ast Professor in Studio Art Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed term assistant professors in studio art. These positions will be filled per course/per semester on an as-needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy within a two-year period. Positions could begin as early as August 16, 2024. 

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Studio Art. Courses include Drawing I; Color and Design; Three-Dimensional Form; 4D Time-Based Media; Advanced and Special Topics in Drawing; and/or selected courses in painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, electronic art, intermedia, and photography.

The current need in fall semester 2024 is 3D, Drawing, Color and Design, 4D, Advanced Drawing, and sculpture.

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 -MFA

Minimum Requirements

  • MFA in Studio Art or equivalent.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

  1. a cover letter
  2. current curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications
  4.  portfolio of teaching documentation with sample syllabi of courses taught and/or up to 20 student artwork examples with descriptive information
  5.  portfolio of up to 20 creative works, including descriptive information in .pdf format OR webpage links
  6. 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. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see For more information about writing diversity statements, see 
  7. the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin 4/19/2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting number 940987.

For more information, contact Rebekah Blesing, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which 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

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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