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Mankato, MN

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Science, Engineering & Tech., College of
Unit: Integrated Engineering209, IFO
Location: Virginia, MN
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

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

POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum: Depends on Qualifications
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
This position supports the upper division integrated engineering program based in Virginia, MN. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching/directing core engineering competencies using project-based and active learning pedagogies; engaging in research/scholarly activities, including seeking funding for curricular reform and/or research/scholarly activities individually or collaboratively; supporting student growth and educational (project-based) experiences; continuing professional preparation; participating in the work of the program/department and service to the university and community. This position is based in Virginia, MN and will require occasional travel to Mankato, MN – generally one or two times per semester.

  • 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, incontributing 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)
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in their engineering discipline, engineering design, engineering professionalism.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver instruction at the location of Iron Range Engineering in Virginia, MN.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Education or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by completion of first semester.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and willingness to support project-based and co-op learning across the breadth of engineering topics of the candidates broad disciplinary area.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the core courses across the breadth of our curriculum with an emphasis on the candidates engineering discipline, along with additional courses depending on the departments needs.
  • Experience teaching college level engineering courses or working with college-level students using active learning strategies.
  • Commitment to active learning and to developing innovative ways to support learning.
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate engineering students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and staff in a collegial and cooperative manner.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work individually and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate potential for research, creativity or scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated success or strong potential for productivity in research, grant writing, creative activity and scholarship.
  • Experience with involving, or have potential to involve undergraduate and/or graduate students in research or creative activity.
  • Experience in industry, military, post-doctoral research, and/or formal and informal educational settings.
  • Demonstrated willingness to assist in program outreach.

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:
Minnesota State University, Mankatos Iron Range Engineering (IRE) program offers an award winning, ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a new, progressive approach to engineering education that uses project-based learning (PBL) for upper division students. IRE and Twin Cities Engineering (TCE) were recognized as one of the top five emerging innovative engineering education programs (https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-theuniversity/news-and-events/iron-range-engineering-recognized-by-mit-study/). The Bell program, which this position is associated with, extends the project-based approach to a mentored co-operative learning model.

Students who have typically finished their lower division coursework at a community college earn their degrees by completing one intensive project semester followed by two years of co-op and learning experiences. Coursework throughout the program supports design, professional and technical learning. Projects are sponsored by local and regional industry. The Integrated Engineering curriculum combines engineering design and the technical fundamentals of engineering with the development of their professional skills necessary to succeed as an engineer, such as teamwork, time management, oral and written communication, project management, professional responsibility and independent learning. Students can choose an engineering focus area by selecting elective credits in that area. Faculty support the technical learning of all students in her/his broad area of technical expertise as well as guide student teams as project team facilitators and mentors. Faculty collaborate across the department to support engineering student learning in our three programs (IRE, TCE and the Bell engineering program).

The program was developed using the knowledge and techniques supported by recent research on the development of technical and professional competencies expected of the engineer of the future. This position will include interaction with industry partners. There is an expectation of continued research and/or scholarly activity in this tenure-track probationary position. Additional information on the department and program can be found at: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie and http://ire.minnstate.edu/bell.

The Department of Integrated Engineering is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural and inclusive environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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 bachelors 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: www.mnsu.edu

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 1-2 page written statement of your teaching philosophy (including your experience or familiarity with the use of project-based learning and/or learning outside of traditional classrooms)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Rebecca Bates
Integrated Engineering
Phone: 507-389-5587
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 States 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 schools 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.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M078M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/16/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes

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.