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Michigan State University(MSU) Tutor-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

Position Summary

The African Studies Center seeks applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term tutors for African Languages if the need arises. Please note that a position could be for one or more tutorials, depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters. The review of applications is ongoing and continuous. 

Responsibilities include working closely with the African Language Teaching coordinator to lead tutorials and attend training meetings and biweekly progress meetings. Tutors will be evaluated by the African Language Teaching Coordinator.

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.

Required Degree


Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, such as, but not limited to associate degree and a native language speaker.
  • Native or near-native literate speaker of an African Language including, but not limited to: Bambara, Igbo, Twi, Xhosa, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu.
Desired Qualifications
  • Master\'\'s degree or Ph.D.
Required Application Materials
  • Letter of interest;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching/research philosophy that highlights candidate\'\'s alignment with some of our desired qualifications;
  • diversity statement, including any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;
  • Names and email addresses of 3 professional references
Special Instructions
  • Applications will be continuously reviewed as needed.
Review of Applications Begins On


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.

Department Statement

The African Studies Center is one of a suite of highly respected international studies programs at MSU, whose purpose is to offer a truly global education while engaging in cutting edge research on the world's most pressing challenges.  Our mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge about Africa, to teach African languages, to enhance understanding of Africa among the general public and to support the next generation of experts on Africa.  We are a federally funded Title VI National Resource Center for the study of Africa.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.