Elementary & Early Childhood Education – Literacy, Assistant Professor

Mankato, Minnesota, United States

Job description

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 9, 2018.

POSITION: Nine-Month Fixed Term Appointment*

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2018

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applicants for a fixed-term faculty position for the 2018-2019 academic year. The successful candidate will teach courses with a focus on literacy through the lens of racial equity and social justice. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships with school districts in order to prepare teacher candidates to work with racially, linguistically, etc. diverse populations. Additional responsibilities include: providing students with advising throughout their program, supervising field experiences, actively pursuing continued professional development, engaging in scholarly activity that leads to publication and presentations, and providing service to the department, college, university, and community. The primary location for this position is the Twin Cities campus, located in the Minneapolis metro area, with some travel to the Mankato campus required.

-PhD or EdD in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field. (ABD candidates will be considered. Dissertation must be defended by August 20, 2019 and the degree must be conferred on an official transcript and submitted to Human Resources by November 2018.)
-One (1) year of teaching experience in PK-12 schools.
-Capacity to cultivate social justice, equity, and cultural competency skills and knowledge

-PK-6 teaching experience.
-Experience working with, and adapting to, diverse racial, linguistic, etc. populations.
-Demonstrated ability to impact teacher candidates’ preparation and development of knowledge and skills in the areas of social justice, equity, and cultural competency.
-Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate programs or successful support of adult learners.
-Experience mentoring teachers or teacher candidates.
-Ability to build relationships and collaborate with PK-6 school district personnel.
-Evidence of potential for an active research agenda.
-Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

*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.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/jobopp.html. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

-Cover Letter
-Resume/Curriculum Vitae
-Contact information for three (3) references
-Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

Beth Beschorner, PhD, Assistant Professor
Elementary and Early Childhood
Minnesota State University, Mankato
328 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507)389-5652
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: (507)389-5853
Email: beth.beschorner@mnsu.edu

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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.