The College of Law at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of part-time, fixed-term instructors to teach in its J.D. and graduate programs. Applications will be reviewed, and these positions will be filled, on an as-needed basis within two years of the position posting date. These positions are for summer only.
Duties: Responsibilities may include 1) developing and teaching professional and graduate courses in law and law-related classes; 2) providing advice and guidance to students during class and office hours and/or 3) assisting with promotion and development of MSU College of Law programming. Courses may be in person or online.
In addition to East Lansing-based teaching opportunities in the J.D. and graduate programs, the College of Law anticipates needs in several of its study abroad and online programs.
The MSU College of Law Global Food Law Program is an online program that prepares students to influence food policy; interpret international laws and regulations governing the food system; and bridge the gap between regulators and industry. The program ensures students understand the legal complexities of food laws and their impact across national boundaries while applying sound science and food law. The Global Food Law Program seeks candidates for part-time, fixed term faculty positions to develop and teach online classes within this program. Responsibilities include teaching courses in Biotechnology Law and Food Products; Current Issues in Global Food Law; and a Survey Course on Hemp; US Food and Drug Law; Food Science for Lawyers; Administrative Law: Labeling and Food Safety. Preferred candidates will have a legal background; experience working in industry; experience teaching online using the D2L platform; and possess a strong desire to move the global food law academy forward.
For more information, contact Senior Associate for Faculty and Academic Affairs Dean Michael Sant’Ambrogio, email@example.com or 517-432-6805.
Position is planned to recur every Summer Semester.
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.
Expertise in the field of teaching.
J.D. or Ph.D. in related discipline.
Professional experience related to classes taught.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume.
Applications will be reviewed as needed.
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.
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