Tenure-System (Open Rank) Faculty Position in International Education (East Africa)Michigan State University is a leading institution in education and international development. Drawing on these strengths, Michigan State University has developed a long-term inter-college, multidisciplinary effort to collaborate with African institutions and agencies in capitalizing on existing human resources to address problems of poverty, hunger, health, and environment in African rural communities through targeted interventions and applied research. The current focus is on East Africa and MSU’s Tanzania Partnership Project. The College of Education seeks to fill a tenure-system position (open rank) related to this work. The specific education focus of this position will be shaped by the expertise of the successful candidate. The faculty member’s departmental home will be situated, based on his or her scholarly interests, in one of the College’s four departments (Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education; Educational Administration; Kinesiology; Teacher Education). This is an academic year position with a starting date of Fall 2014.
Major Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the position will include: (1) graduate and undergraduate teaching; (2) supervision of doctoral dissertations; (3) research and publishing; and (4) playing a leadership role in the Tanzania Partnership Project.
Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. (or the equivalent) in a relevant field; research papers and publications commensurate with the opportunities offered by previous positions as well as with the expected duties and level of this position; professional experience in formal or informal education; substantial experience working, studying, and/or doing research in a developing country (preferably in East Africa); and in-depth knowledge of international development as applied to education and related fields. In particular, knowledge of educational organizations, relations between educational organizations and communities, curriculum development, and
professional development for education, all in a developing country context, will be important for this position. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with specialists in other fields and to do interdisciplinary work are also essential. Applicants with demonstrated ability or high potential to seek and secure external funding and fluency in at least two of the languages used extensively in East Africa (e.g., French, English, Swahili, and Portuguese) are also preferred.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three examples of scholarship, and names and contact information for three references to: jobs.msu.edu, posting number 8450. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct inquiries to the Chairperson of the Search Committee: Dr. Ann E. Austin, Professor, Department of Educational Administration, 419A Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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