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Michigan State University Assistant Professor Reviews

Updated Dec 18, 2019

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  1. "Nice job1"

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    Assistant Professor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best salary,bonus, and the environment is fabulous

    Cons

    Long working hour, bad management

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    Michigan State University2018-12-30
  2. "It's a really nice place; wish it was better for non-tenure track faculty"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor 

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a nice environment. Many people are friendly and caring.

    Cons

    I wish they would give non-tenure track faculty more security and better salaries, more comparable to tenure-track faculty.

    Michigan State University2019-12-18
  3. "Research-oriented"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor 

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and open environment. Great autonomy.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic hierarchy; depending on the department it can be difficult to negotiate for promotion

    Michigan State University2019-11-08
  4. "MSU assistant professorship"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor 

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, such as health insurance and pension

    Cons

    The institution is quite bureaucratic.

    Michigan State University2019-09-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A University in need of new views rather than internal promotion."

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    Current Employee - Fixed Term Assistant Professor in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A world class University with the cultural advantages associated with it.

    Cons

    They are a University in desperate need of external views and aggressive external recruitment. It is hampering everything they do at the experience of newer faculty

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    Michigan State University2017-09-13
  6. "Postdoc Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work and life has good balance

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow

    Michigan State University2016-08-06
  7. "Great Experience as Visiting Professor"

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    Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to self-direct, contour class syllabus, assignments, films, class discussions, readings, etc. Interesting material and possibilities always available as a visiting professor in the Sociology Dept.

    Cons

    Lots of work! Though part-time lecture work typically is if you are doing a good job of engaging your students.

    Michigan State University2016-06-13
  8. "postdoc."

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    Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University

    Pros

    a good place to stay. Beautiful campus, many students and faculty members. Living cost is low. No traffic problems.

    Cons

    The only thing you need to worry is that you need to prepare for winter driving. You have to be careful.

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    Michigan State University2015-06-22
  9. "Okay."

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    Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Michigan State University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. Decent office. Collegial department

    Cons

    Low pay, ineffective management, few options for career development

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    Michigan State University2015-06-15
  10. "Fantastic place"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible time, research freedom, great benefits

    Cons

    E Lansing is kinda middle of nowhere, focus on quantity of research

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    Michigan State University2014-11-03
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