James Madison College, Michigan State University seeks candidates for a full-time fixed-term instructor position specializing in International Relations for a one year position. Candidates should be able to teach International Relations I: World Politics and International Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, Security and other electives, as well contribute to the College’s first year program (Introduction to Public Affairs).
Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Completion of Ph.D. in a related field is preferred prior to the time of appointment.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should supply supporting materials that include a CV, transcript, and sample syllabi.
The names and contact information for three confidential references that speak to teaching expertise and must be provided as part of the application process. MSU will contact these references within five business days after a candidate completes and submits their application with instructions for the references on how to upload their confidential letter into MSU’s application system.
Applicants should supply a statement, addressing how their teaching interests would contribute to the IR curriculum specifically and to Madison College’s curriculum and mission more broadly.
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James Madison College (JMC) provides a liberal education in public affairs, combining the ethos of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large, diverse university. The faculty’s primary mission is excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the college is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. JMC is home to four majors (Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and Social Relations and Policy) and four minors (Muslim Studies; European Studies; Political Economy; and Science, Technology, the Environment and Public Policy). In addition, JMC has close working relationships with MSU’s area studies centers and its many international teaching and research centers.
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