Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University

Position ID: MSULBC-FACULTY [#12054, 511435]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Mathematics at Michigan State University
Position Location: East Lansing, Michigan 48825, United States [map]
Subject Areas: mathematics, statistics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2018/06/15)
Position Description:    

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Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a one-year, full-time mathematics faculty position. This is an academic year (9-month) position that begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will teach five courses over the academic year.

Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, computer science, mathematics education, or related field in hand by August 15, 2018. The position requires expertise and/or teaching experience in mathematics and/or statistics. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing excellence in the teaching of introductory courses in both mathematics and statistics. Experience with instructional strategies that engage students in active learning is especially desirable. The position offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in teaching in a liberal-arts college environment with all of the resources of a large “Big 10” research university.

Founded in 1967, LBC is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its social impacts. Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences; about 60% are women; nearly 20% are students of color; about 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College. The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research. Faculty work closely with students in small classes and with student groups such as Women in Science and the Briggs Multicultural Alliance. We welcome applications from strong candidates who can enhance and complement the intellectual and cultural diversity of the LBC faculty.

Application materials must be uploaded by the candidate to the Careers @ MSU page at The job number for this position is 511435. Complete applications will include a C.V., teaching portfolio (see guidelines at:, and a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise and qualifications for the duties described above. In addition, three letters of recommendation that together address the candidate’s teaching experience must be uploaded by the recommenders to MSU’s application system; the letters of recommendation will be solicited within five business day after a candidate completes and submits their application.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain active until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Aklilu Zeleke, at

LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU 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.

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Contact: Dr. Aklilu Zeleke
Postal Mail:
Lyman Briggs College
919 E. Shaw Lane
Room E34
East Lansing, MI 48825-1107
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