The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) and the African Languages (AFR) Programs at Michigan State University are establishing a pool of fixed term instructors.  These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as-needed basis.  Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy.

Duties:  Responsibilities include working closely with the LCTL or AFR coordinators to teach one to three courses in the LCTL or ALP, attending training meetings and biweekly progress meetings. Instructors will also be evaluated by the LCTL or AFR Teaching Coordinator.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree for Assistant Instructor level
  • Master’s for Instructor level
  • PhD. for Assistant Professor level
  • Native or near-native literate speaker of a Less Commonly Taught Language, including, but not limited to: Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), Bambara, Hausa, Haitian-Creole, Igbo, Indonesian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Xhosa, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu

Desired Qualifications

Experience teaching in US setting

Master’s degree or PhD.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit

a) a cover letter

b) current curriculum vitae or resume

c) 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. 

d) 3 letters of reference