Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.
A top global university, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better world while providing students with life-changing opportunities.
- Times Higher Education ranks MSU among the top 100 global universities in its World University Rankings 2020.
- MSU ranks No. 34 among public universities and No. 84 overall in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2020.
- MSU is among the top 20 schools on The Princeton Review’s list of Top Green Colleges and is the only Big Ten school appearing in the top 50.
- Money magazine ranks Michigan State No. 59 in its 2019 list of “Best Colleges for Your Money,” which considers quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.
MSU has many awards for faculty, staff, and leaders on campus. Below is only a small sample of those awards.
All-University Awards Announced, MSU Honors Faculty and Staff
MSU honored faculty and staff members with a variety of distinguished awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation. https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/all-university-awards-announced-msu-honors-faculty-and-staff
Michigan State University is proud to recognize our outstanding faculty, academic staff, and graduate assistants with our suite of annual All-University Awards: https://www.ahr.msu.edu/all-university-awards
Inclusion Programs and Awards
The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives coordinates several programs and initiatives that recognize the contributions of MSU faculty, staff, and students to support inclusive excellence and celebrate the legacy of important figures in the fight for equality and human rights.
MSU Human Resources
Our mission is to support the university's strategic imperatives by anticipating and meeting the needs of a changing community through high-quality, innovative services designed to advance student success and cutting edge research. https://hr.msu.edu/about/index.html
Benefit Overview: https://hr.msu.edu/toolkits/benefits-overview.html
MSU Academic Human Resources
The Office of the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources (AHR) has responsibility for ensuring that Michigan State University is able to attract and retain an internationally competitive faculty and academic staff so that MSU can accomplish its mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives. https://www.ahr.msu.edu/
Office of Inclusion - Diversity at MSU
Michigan State University is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, and leaders.
Spartan students come from all 50 states and 130 countries. They conduct research, study abroad, participate in hundreds of student organizations and take advantage of the more than 200 academic programs MSU offers.
In fall 2019, 39,176 undergraduate students were enrolled at MSU. The number included 8,700 students of color. The number of male and female students was nearly equal.
Office of Inclusion Education Opportunities
By offering educational opportunities that allow people to explore the complex issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion through dialogue and sharing experiences, we build upon the premise that our difference is our strength. We also build the capacity of individuals to address and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the workplace, and in- and outside the classroom. We invite collaboration across units to provide and share educational experiences in the form of workshops, seminars, and innovative programs.
Join Team MSU
At Michigan State University, we are always looking for talented individuals to become a part of the Spartan community. To ensure that the process runs smoothly, we have compiled employment information for all openings at Michigan State University (MSU) for faculty and academic staff, support staff, MSU Extension, and students.
Michigan State University recognizes that dual career partner assistance is an important aspect in recruiting and retaining outstanding, qualified and diverse faculty and staff. A dual career couple is one in which both heads of household pursue careers and at the same time, maintain a family life together. Dual career couples often face challenges finding jobs within a commutable distance to meet career goals for both partners. See below for a general overview of the university's efforts to support talented couples in their search for meaningful employment at the university and in the Greater Lansing Area.
The MSU WorkLife Office offers career consultations with faculty and staff who are looking to navigate the MSU hiring portal, update their documents (resume, cover letter), or who seek career changes or advances via consultations and presentations.
We assist spouses or significant others of new hires who have relocated and have not negotiated a dual hire offer. Many times this includes orienting spouses and significant others with MSU Careers, HERC resources and navigating local career resources. It can also include orienting newcomers to local employment opportunities.
The WNA (Women’s Networking Association) is run through the MSU WorkLife Office and provides professional development and networking opportunities for professional women on campus.
Finally, the MSU WLO works with those preparing for retirement through consultations to assist in navigating next steps after retirement.
Academic Human Resources
On occasion, search committees are frequently asked by a potential recruit about job opportunities for a spouse/partner. If a spouse/partner is qualified for an academic position, they may wish to contact the appropriate academic unit or college to explore appointment opportunities. This type of activity may, of course, be reciprocal. If an arrangement is reached, it may also be possible to appoint a spouse/partner in a non-tenure system position. The Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources (AHR) may be of assistance in exploring opportunities.
In situations where a formal arrangement for employment has not been secured at time of offer, AHR can meet with the spouse/partner of the newly hired faculty member to explore academic opportunities at MSU.
The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium is committed to supporting the efforts of its member institutions to recruit and retain the most qualified and diverse faculty, administrators and staff through the sharing of information and resources. HERC recognizes that recruiting and retaining outstanding employees often includes assisting outstanding spouses/partners too. This is why HERC also seeks solutions to the dual-career challenges, an increasing concern in higher education recruitment and retention. With a free account on www.hercjobs.org, job seekers and their partners can search for two jobs within a commutable distance. The site also features access to webinars and blog posts with a special focus on dual career couples.
As the lead institution for Michigan HERC, Michigan State University hosts the Director of MI-HERC within the WorkLife Office. The Michigan HERC Director can assist job seekers to set up a job seeker account with job alerts and also provide support in navigating the dual career search functions at www.MichiganHERC.org to find two separate jobs within a commutable distance. The Director can also share resumes for dual hires with other HERC member institutions. To assist with recruitment and retention for its members, the MI-HERC Director will attend job fairs to advertise HERC and job postings from its member institutions. In addition, the Director can assist members with HERConnect access online where they can collaborate and share best practices around recruitment and retention with other MI-HERC members within a virtual community, hear about helpful webinars and access a variety of resources and toolkits.
View public career opportunities at Michigan State University: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/listing/
The MSU campus buzzes with ideas and energy, purpose and possibility created by Spartans. Join in. https://msu.edu/campus-life/
View maps of MSU: https://maps.msu.edu/
MSU WorkLife Office
The WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives. https://worklife.msu.edu/
Check out the university’s YouTube channel for videos of students, faculty, staff, administrators, events, and our beautiful campus. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFnbW4MKB9EIrnd04ybQsQ
MSU Today is the university’s outgoing news source https://msutoday.msu.edu/all/
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
Office of the President: https://president.msu.edu/
Meet President Stanley https://president.msu.edu/meet-the-president/index.html
President Stanley announces two key planning initiatives: a strategic planning process to meet potential challenges and support future accomplishments, and a concurrent initiative focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. https://youtu.be/4HaGWGMTW5c
Office of the Provost: https://provost.msu.edu/
Meet Provost Woodruff: https://provost.msu.edu/meet-the-provost/index.html
Meet the Associate Provosts: https://provost.msu.edu/provosts/index.html
MSU Mission Statement
Michigan State University, a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.
As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, our mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives by:
- Providing outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders
- Conducting research of the highest caliber that seeks to answer questions and create solutions in order to expand human understanding and make a positive difference, both locally and globally
- Advancing outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world
The MSU Mission Statement was approved by the Board of Trustees on April 18, 2008.