Computer Information Science, Assistant Professor/Instructor (AA22041)

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Department: Science, Engineering & Tech., College of

Unit: Computer Information Science209, IFO

Location: Mankato

FLSA: Exempt

Employment Condition: Fixed Term

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

POSITION: Nine Month Fixed Term Appointment*

Salary Maximum: Depends on Qualifications

Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:

  • Teach 100-300 level undergraduate courses in the department of Computer Information Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • 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 thehttp://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or closely related field (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application). A candidate from a different discipline may be considered, but must have at least 18 graduate level credits in a computing discipline.
  • Demonstrated success in or potential for delivering quality instruction at the university level.
  • Demonstrated experience or potential for presenting to large (60+) groups using classroom technology and learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience or potential for teaching 100-300 level undergraduate computing courses including Word, Excel, Access and other MS Office Suite applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate and collaborate with students, staff and faculty.
  • University/college teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Industry experience and/or professional certifications.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring tutors and lab teaching assistants.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching diverse student populations including first generation students and second language learners.

Other Requirements:

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.

About:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Applications from qualified candidates who are currently in industrial positions are welcomed, and appropriate weighting will be given to demonstrated success in teaching and research in industrial settings. The department of Computer Information Science, located in the Mankato campus, is comprised of thirteen full-time faculty members actively engaged in teaching, research and service. The department offers undergraduate majors in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, and Health Informatics. In addition, master’s degrees are offered in Information Technology, Information Security & Risk Management, Health Informatics and Analytics, and Data Science; as well as minors and certificates for students with varying interests and backgrounds.

University Demographics

Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.

We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, 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. 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: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/

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
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment
A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests
Teaching evaluations or other record of successful teaching

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. John Burke

Search Committee Chair

Phone: 507-389-1412

TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

Email: [email protected]

*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

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing [email protected]

Benefits Info:

The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/benefitsoverview.html

Posting Number: M075M

Re-posting: No

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date: 08/16/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2112596

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.