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University Studies (Seminar), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Vocation & Technical

Job Title

University Studies, Tenure-Track Faculty


University Studies

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of University Studies (Seminar) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#136260) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2022. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses such as University Seminar and Successful Transition to first-year and transfer students. Courses, such as these, are designed to equip students with tools that promote their transition to the university in a manner that leads to academic success. The successful candidate may also be expected to teach research-based upper-division and graduate-level courses as needed.

The successful candidate is expected to possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

-Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques for teaching.

-Skilled in the use of computers, internet resources, and MS Office Software.

-Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in the field of study.

-Ability to integrate technology in the teaching and learning process.

-Ability to successfully interact professionally with students, other educators, educational institution representatives, and the general public.

-Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

-Ability and willingness to learn all software specific to Middle Tennessee State University that is required to perform duties.

Required Education

A terminal degree from an accredited school is required. ABD will be considered if close to completion. A doctoral degree must be earned no later than August 1, 2023, for renewal of the contract.

Other Desirables

Candidates who have two (2) or more years of experience teaching first-year and transfer students will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal: a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Research Statement or Creative Activities (as appropriate to the discipline).

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Linda Clark at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/22/2021

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