Instructor of Portuguese Language and Culture

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

Instructor- Fixed Term (Portuguese)

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Romance And Classical Studies 10004746
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Instructor- Fixed Term (Portuguese)

Position Summary

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is seeking a part-time Portuguese instructor of Portuguese Language and Culture. This is a fixed-term, nine-month, academic year position beginning August 16, 2022 and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. Rank is determined by the highest degree with a Master's degree required for an instructor position. All degrees must be confirmed by degree-granting institutions at the time of hire.

The successful candidate will engage in an active program of teaching, including teaching four courses each academic year in the Portuguese Program and/or teaching in the College of Arts & Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities.

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


Minimum Requirements

Native or near native proficiency in Portuguese and English
MA in Portuguese or similar

Desired Qualifications

Background in educational technology and curriculum development
Experience teaching Portuguese at the college level
Experience teaching intensive Porguese 

Required Application Materials

a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) any other materials desired by the search committee
d) a summary of the candidate’s experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned research endeavors, experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence
e) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting Number 772068. For more information, contact Saulo Gouveia, Chair of the Search Committee at
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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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 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.

Advertised: Apr 20, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 20, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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