Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
July 13, 2025
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Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 879213 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education Department: Ced International Studies In Education 40001059 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University , partnering with Chemonics, seeks a Senior Academic Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Bangladesh Support to Higher Secondary Education. The anticipated activity will improve the learning outcomes of higher secondary students (grades 11 and 12) with a focus on enhanced professional development, training and the management skills of teachers, principals, education officers and administrators in collaboration/partnership with local entities and Ministry of Education & Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. This position will be based in East Lansing, Michigan.

Assisting project directors and the senior specialist, and remotely working with the Dhaka-based MSU/Chemonics team in ensuring that all goals of the projects are met successfully, including:

  • Collaborating with Co-director Caughlan and relevant expert faculty, contributing to the needs assessment and its analysis
  • Working closely with the teacher professional development specialist in Dhaka, support the in-country development of training materials and the piloting of teacher training, mentor training, and PLC leader training.
  • Collaborate with MSU faculty to collect methods, techniques and examples of Engaged Learning Pedagogy for later shaping to the Bangladesh context.
  • Working closely with MSU consulting faculty to develop training materials for subject-specific PLCs
  • Attend an early pilot training in Bangladesh
  • Given resulting data from pilots over time, provide feedback and assist with revisions.
  • Engage in MEL and CLA activities, where needed.
  • 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

    Masters -Education with a secondary education

    Desired Degree


    Minimum Requirements
  • At least five years teaching at the higher secondary level (11th-12th grade).
  • Considerable experience designing and conducting professional development with secondary teachers
  • Some experience working in education across countries or cultures
  • Desired Qualifications
  • PhD in education with a secondary emphasis; research on teacher professional development, teacher learning, or curriculum preferred
  • Knowledge of education system in Bangladesh or similar system.
  • Experience with USAID projects, including reporting procedures, MEL processes, work plans, etc.
  • Required Application Materials

    Please send a letter of application, C.V., and contact information for three references.

    Special Instructions

    Position is incumbent upon MSU receiving the subaward from USAID/Chemonics.

    While in-person location is preferred, we are willing to consider remote placement with the right applicant.

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    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.

    Advertised: Jul 13, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Jul 13, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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