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The College of Education at Michigan State University invites applications for an Instructor-Fixed Term position in the Department of Teacher Education; this position is a 2/3 time appointment with the potential for full-time work dependent upon applicant qualifications, student enrollment in the Grand Rapids school district, and other factors; this position will be located in Grand Rapids, MI.


The successful candidate will perform the following job duties and responsibilities: meeting with school district administration, school administrators and teachers to identify and secure appropriate internship placements for students and communicate program policies and procedures; providing continuous support to field instructors in their work with interns; maintaining ongoing communication with and providing professional development for mentor teachers; mediating difficult conversations and disputes involving any combination of students, mentors, instructors and administrators as needed; organizing and facilitating events including Grand Rapids Elementary Opening Day, Grand Rapids Elementary Convocation, and Elementary Mentor Teacher Meetings; providing and updating data for program assistants and assisting in the collection and distribution of various forms using platforms such as LiveText, Qualtrics, and D2L; serving as the program’s representative to the Inter-Institutional Teacher Educators Council of West Michigan; writing monthly Teacher Preparation Program e-newsletters; and assisting in reserving classroom space for 800-level courses. The person in this position will also support the Program Director in interviewing and making recommendations for hiring field instructors and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have successful collaborative leadership experience; experience facilitating teacher learning, pre-service or in-service; strong communication skills; demonstrated commitment to cultural/linguistic diversity; skills in collaborating with teachers/principals; experience teaching/working in K-12 public school settings; earned MA in relevant field.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working with MSU partner schools; experience working with Grand Rapids Public Schools; experience planning events; experience with data management or evaluation; experience using technology to solve problems.


Applications are due April 10, 2017.  Interested candidates should provide a letter of application stating qualifications for this position in addition to a CV and the names and contact information for three references.  Applicants must apply online at:  Please reference job posting #5176.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.