first_imgEnglish, Assistant Professor (AA22058)Division: Academic AffairsDepartment: Arts and Humanities, College ofUnit: English209, IFOLocation: MankatoFLSA: ExemptEmployment Condition: Fixed TermWork Shift:Work Schedule/Hours/Days:Posting Details:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin onApril 14, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.POSITION: Nine Month Fixed Term Appointment* A complete online application will include the followingattachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by thesearch committee.Cover LetterResume/Curriculum VitaeContact Information for three (3) referencesUnofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degreeA brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presentinga commitment to or experience working in an equity-mindedenvironment Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standingcommitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture andenrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must belegally able to accept work in the United States. Requests forreasonable accommodation of a disability during the applicationand/or interview process should be made to the Office of HumanResources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). ThisVacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request.Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equalopportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota StateColleges and Universities System. Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working andlearning environment.Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/orpresentation skills.Specialization in one or more of the following areas:agricultural communication, environmental communication,engineering writing, scientific writingExperience teaching synchronously online.Demonstrated preparation to teach writing-intensive courses inbusiness/technical communication.Grant-writing experience.Record of successful contributions to student growth anddevelopment.Record of successful workplace collaboration or otherdepartmental, college, or university service.Scholarly or research interests that will advance the missionand goals of the English department at MinnesotaState University, Mankato (see departmental goals). NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet SafetyProgram, employees driving on college/university business who use arental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’svehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Recordscheck.The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and FireSafety Report is available for your review. This report is requiredby federal law and contains policy statements and crime statisticsfor the University. The policy statements address the school’spolicies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security.Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types ofcrimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in otherUniversity affiliated locations. This report is available onlineat: Youmay also request a paper copy from University Security at507-389-2111, or by emailing [email protected] About:ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankatoincludes an MFA program in Creative Writing and MA programs inLiterature and English Studies, English Education, Communication& Composition, Technical Communication, and TESL, andundergraduate programs in the same fields plus Film & MediaStudies and Humanities. The English department is also responsiblefor the university’s large composition program and offers generaleducation courses in literature, film, and humanities. For furtherinformation, visit the department website at: http://english.mnsu.eduThe Department of English is dedicated to enriching and enhancingthe diversity of our academic community, including race, ethnicityand national origins, gender and gender identity, sexualorientation, age, ability, veteran status, class, and religion. Weare especially committed to increasing the representation of thosepopulations that have been historically excluded from participationin U.S. higher education. In our classrooms, offices, and in thecontent of our courses, the members of this department arededicated to cultivating an environment that is diverse, equitable,and inclusive.University DemographicsFounded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University,Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition ofcombining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutionsfor pressing problems in the state, region, and global society.Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul.Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an appliedresearch institution, with >200 academic programs, frombachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverseand global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge informationtechnology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensivepartnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has anannual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million ineconomic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is amember of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities.Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification,or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation asa Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department ofAgriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of AmericanAssociation of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY)position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that hasranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld SportsDirectors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally andacademically diverse faculty members, with a demonstratedcommitment to creating an inclusive learning and workingenvironment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, isstudent-centered and focuses on applied research that expandsknowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, andnation. Additional information on Minnesota State University,Mankato can be found at:*Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track)appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for alimited period of time and is to be used only when the position tobe filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanentposition needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-termemployment terminates at the end of the appointment period andcarries no implication for future employment.APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via thiswebsite: Posting Number: M125MRe-posting:Number of Vacancies: 1Desired Start Date:Position End Date (if temporary):Open Date: 03/24/2021Close Date:Open Until Filled: YesSpecial Instructions Summary:To apply, visit CONTACT INFORMATION:Dr. Glen Poupore, Associate Professor, Search Committee ChairDepartment of EnglishPhone: 507-389-2769TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711Email:[email protected]*Employment for this position is covered by the collectivebargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which canbe found at: Salary Minimum:Salary Maximum:Salary Type: Depends on qualificationsBargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFOJob Description:The Department of English seeks a specialist in TechnicalCommunication, with a preferred emphasis in one or more of thefollowing areas: agricultural communication, environmentalcommunication, engineering writing, and scientific writing.Responsibilities include teaching courses in the program’scurriculum at the introductory, upper-level, and graduate levelsand developing one or more courses in the candidate’s area ofspecialization, in both face-to-face and online formats. Inaddition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensivegeneral education courses. Experience teaching technical/businesscommunication at the college level is required, as is demonstratedpreparation to teach online.Continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising,and service on department or university committees are alsorequired. University teaching load is 24 credits per year (typicalEnglish Department load is three 4-credit courses persemester).A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up totwenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas asassigned and qualified.May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid,and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or atthe university’s additional locations, as assigned.The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues incurriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct researchproductively and mentor students in research, help createinnovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, andcompletion, and may be expected to develop external grant fundingopportunities.All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly orcreative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study,in contributing to student growth and development, and in providingservice to the university and community (See Article 22 andAppendix G of the IFO MasterAgreement) Required Qualifications:Terminal degree in Technical Communication or closely relatedfield, conferred on an official transcript by September 30,2021.College-level teaching experience in technical/businesscommunication, writing, or closely related field.Professional experience in technical communication (industry,nonprofit, or internship).Demonstrated experience with online education.Relevant scholarly activity. Benefits Info:The following link provides a brief overview of benefits availableto eligible employees of Minnesota State University.Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specificsof that plan.BenefitsOverview Other Requirements:Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to,participating and completing all required safety trainings, as wellas performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota StateUniversity, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriatetools, equipment and personal protective equipment. jeid-bf11a3d190493d45b3bec8b65b1b71f5last_img read more