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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

IFO Notice of Vacancy Request

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This section should be a brief summary describing the positions main responsibilities and duties (note: please include examples of responsibilities and duties, primary teaching assignments, courses they will teach, etc.). The search committees, with dean approval, will create this section.

General (Required and will appear on all postings)


  • This position will advise undergraduate majors.
  • This position will supervise/advise graduate students.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate courses in

This section is to bullet/outline the "minimum" requirements of the job. When identifying the minimum requirements, we must consider our diversity and inclusion goals and objectives, in order to avoid inadvertently creating barriers for consideration, especially for underrepresented groups. The search committee should be able to confirm and measure the minimum requirements by looking at the applicant's submitted cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial transcript, on-line application and any other required documents.

The degree needs to meet the credentialing requirements for the Higher Learning Commission, effective September 1, 2017 (

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in
  • Master's degree and/or relevant tested experience in
  • Evidence of degree completion by

(ex:date of appointment, completion of first semester, prior to second year.)


This section is to bullet/outline the "other" or "preferred" qualifications. As search committees review applicants, once they have determined who met the minimum requirements, this section is then used to determine which candidates in the pool become finalists. The initial review of an individual's on-line application materials should be able to measure either the actual requirement or the candidates "ability" with that respective qualification. It may require the search committee to conduct pre-screen phone interviews to narrow the pool and determine finalists to bring in for interviews.

Common considerations include, but are not limited to: (Check all that apply)

General (Required and will appear on all postigs)

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.

Unique Qualifications (This should be used with discretion.)


  • Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of students.
  • Demonstrated training and experience appropriate to teach applied courses at the doctoral level.
  • Demonstrated training and experience appropriate to teach applied courses at the graduate level.
  • Two years of college/university teaching experience in:
    (graduate teaching assistant experience acceptable)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching college or university-level classes.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses listed below, along with additional courses depending on the department’s needs.
  • University teaching experience in a large enrollment general education course.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses/seminars within the program curriculum, both on campus and at additional locations.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate global topics into courses.


  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate technology into courses.

Student Growth

  • Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
  • Commitment to active learning and to developing innovative ways to support learning.
  • Experience with advising and mentoring students.
  • Experience with advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate experiential learning into coursework.
  • Interest in leading study abroad/away opportunities.
  • Experience supervising students in field placements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to active, applied learning to develop programs in ways that contribute to student growth and learning.


  • Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and staff in a collegial and cooperative manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment to department activities and university service such as curriculum committee and other matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of a lively and multifaceted creative writing program.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work individually and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Record of coordinating course content with other disciplines and colleges.
  • Demonstrated willingness to participate in accreditation, program review, and/or assessment processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or support international programs and partnerships with universities and other educational organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with business, education and/or community organizations.

Professional Development

  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
  • Demonstrated service to the discipline at local, state, or national levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service.

Research Interest

  • Creative or scholarly interests that will advance the mission and goals of the
    department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • Research, creative and/or scholarship interests that are compatible with Minnesota State Mankato.
  • Demonstrate potential for research, creative or scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain an active research agenda.
  • Demonstrated success or strong potential for productivity in research, grant writing, creative activity and scholarship.
  • Have or potential to involve undergraduate and/or graduate students in research or creative activity.


  • Refereed or peer reviewed publications.
  • Book publication in
  • Evidence of scholarly activity, including publications and/or professional presentations.
  • Strong publication record for level of career.


  • Currently hold or have potential to obtain certification and instructor certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Currently hold or have potential to obtain board licensure in
  • Currently hold or have potential to become certified in


  • Experience in
  • Two (2) years post-MSW direct clinical practice experience.
  • Documented direct clinical practice experience within the past
  • Potential to secure external grant funding.
  • Post-doctoral experience.

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) project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfield 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 about Minnesota State Mankato can be found at

College & Department Specific Information (Should be standard and should be developed by each department.)


This section outlines the specific attachments required as part of the candidate’s on-line application. As a university through the meet & confer process, the decision was made in 2009 that the minimum required materials/information must include the items listed below.

Required (Will appear on all postings)

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three(3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of candidate’s relevant graduate degree(s)
  • 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
  • Evidence of certifications required for the position

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at

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This section provides the search committee or chair contact information, including but not limited to the below, along with standard language that immediately follows thereafter.

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