Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Management.This is a full-time probationary position within the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources located in the College of Management and is expected to start August 2021.
Our vision is to be the premier urban, public, comprehensive system university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Metropolitan State University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. Metropolitan State University is a three-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2019. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, AANAPISI), its employees serve approximately 11,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metropolitan State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #35 out of 1458 in 2019). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship and service designed to support an urban mission.
Metropolitan State University has responded to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic by offering nearly all of its courses in a fully online format for the 2020-2021 academic year, limiting any in-person instruction to courses for which in-person learning is essential for students to achieve the learning outcomes. In addition, the majority of employees are working remotely, taking advantage of technological tools to engage students and complete their work. The search for this position will be conducted using web conferencing technology.
The School/Academic Department: The College of Management offers student-centered undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and beyond. These programs are designed to serve a diverse student population with an applied, globally-oriented curriculum, empowering them to achieve career goals as ethical and strategic leaders and managers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Within the department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources (MEHR) the faculty has teaching and research interests that includes Management, Organizational Behavior, Workplace Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and Strategy.
The new Faculty member is expected to:
Teach Diversity Management courses effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate level in conjunction with other management courses such as organizational behavior, human resources, and/or leadership at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or doctoral level;
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement;
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study;
Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community;
Demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals;
Deliver courses via multiple formats, times, and locations including classroom and online, daytime and/or evening, and at multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities area; and
Lead course and curriculum development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion courses.
Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Management, Business Administration, or closely-related field (Advanced ABD students will be considered with degree conferred before the offer acceptance);
Teaching at the university level with a record of excellence in the following course topics: diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or diversity management and/or diversity related business courses;
Professional working experience in managing diversity and/or research experience in diversity and inclusion;
Record of active involvement and excellence in scholarly work including publications, conference participation, and/or higher-education speaking engagements;
Demonstrated commitment to culturally relevant, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogies;
Demonstrated ability to work in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse student body and workforce;
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups; and
Excellent reputation working with students and providing trusted guidance to young adults.
Completed doctoral degree from a reputed, accredited institution;
Minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience (or a minimum of teaching 4 university-level courses), with a record of excellence in teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or diversity management courses at the university level;
Knowledge, expertise, and/or university-teaching experience in Human Resources Management or Organizational Behavior;
Minimum of 1-year industry-related experience;
Certifications related to diversity, equity, and inclusion including coaching certificates, seminar completion, and/or additional education related to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Effective and culturally competent communication skills (written & verbal)
Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.
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Applications must be received by 11:59 PM CST on Closing Date: January 19, 2021
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position including evidence that you meet each of the minimum qualifications;
Evidence of effective teaching in diversity, equity, and inclusion courses;
Current curriculum vitae or resume;
No more than a 3-page statement of your teaching philosophy and diversity statement, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy;
A writing sample that represents your best work. It can be a research paper that has been published or presented at a conference, or a dissertation/book chapter;
Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required; and
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at METRO-HR-Recruiting
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About Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.