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Specialist - Teacher-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Field of specialization
General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry ( in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University seeks two outstanding candidates for a fixed-term, 9-month academic-specialist position for our Undergraduate General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory Program, beginning August 16, 2024. This is a fixed-term academic staff position at the rank of Academic Specialist - Teaching for the evening laboratory sections. The Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Program at the Department of Chemistry serves a diverse population of students interested in science-based and science-related careers with a focus on pre-professional students. The successful candidate will become part of a collaborative Chemistry Laboratory teaching team and will be the lead coordinator of the evening laboratory sections for either CEM 161 (general chemistry) or CEM 255 (organic chemistry) in the fall and spring semesters. Other responsibilities will include serving as the instructor for two laboratory sections of either CEM 161 or CEM 255 offered during the afternoon sections in the fall semester and two laboratory sections of either CEM 161 or CEM 255 in the spring semester. Responsibilities include working in a collaborative environment to prepare and deliver laboratory instructional materials and assist with training/mentoring/coordinating graduate teaching assistants. The person hired will have opportunities to be involved in ongoing campus-wide efforts to refine pedagogy in gateway science and mathematics courses.


Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A top global university, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better world while providing students with life-changing opportunities. 

We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs. As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, our mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives.  

At the College of Natural Science, we use discovery, innovation and our collective ingenuity to advance knowledge across the natural sciences. Through equitable, inclusive practices in research, education and service, we empower our students, staff and faculty to solve challenges in a complex and rapidly changing world.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and 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, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

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Michigan State University
Department of Chemistry
578 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing

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