To teach courses in the Applied Leadership (AOS) program in a fully online and asynchronous manner. In addition, faculty members support the educational needs of diverse, non-traditional learners and working professionals through advising and coaching.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).
This position will advise undergraduate majors.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Organizational Leadership/Management.
Doctorate or terminal degree in Leadership/Management, Organizational Development, Public Administration, Sociology or a related social sciences field.
Demonstrated teaching ability in fully asynchronous online environment in either an academic or professional setting.
Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Ability to communicate and work with students and colleagues effectively through virtual means (Zoom, MS Teams, Phone, Email).
Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of students.
Demonstrated ability to teach the courses listed below, along with additional courses depending on the department's needs: Leadership, Organizational Communication, Change Management, Social Entrepreneurship/Enterprise.
Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom and/or online course delivery.
Demonstrated ability to use technology, develop, and deliver hybrid and online courses.
Commitment to active learning and to developing innovative ways to support learning.
Experience with advising and mentoring students.
Demonstrated commitment to department activities and university service such as curriculum committee and other matters.
Demonstrated willingness to participate in accreditation, program review, and/or assessment processes.
Demonstrate potential for research, creativity or scholarly activity.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
The Applied Leadership Program is a bachelor of science degree program designed primarily for adult learners and students working in professional fields in the private, public or nonprofit sectors to become leaders and change makers in organizations. The fully online and asynchronous program serves approximately 100 students and is highly flexible and student-centered in how it supports students from across the nation and internationally. Faculty in the program are scholar-practitioners who bring expertise from professional leadership roles and have a passion for social change and sustainability in organizations locally and globally. Applied Leadership is housed in the Department of Sociology, which is made up of 12 full time faculty members and a full-time administrative professional. The department offers certificates, bachelor's and master's degrees that prepare students for careers that focus on social justice, aging studies, nonprofit leadership, sociology teaching, public service, and human services. The Sociology Department is a part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. We encourage our students to be bold in their pursuit of learning and we aspire to provide them with transformative experiences that will enable them to better understand the people and cultures of the world and thrive in a diverse, globally connected workplace. We welcome innovative candidates committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus that serves all of our students and works to realize their intellectual success and career aspirations. We strive to foster a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment across all of our programs that encourages a culture of faculty research, professional development, and student success.
*Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for a limited period of time and is to be used only when the position to be filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanent position needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-term employment terminates at the end of the appointment period and carries no implication for future employment.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato's goals?
A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests
CONTACTINFORMATION: Christine Pigsley, Associate Professor & Program Director Sociology Department Phone: 612-709-9164 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.