Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, is seeking to hire a faculty member in Human Services-Family Studies.This is a full-time probationary tenure-track position within the Human Services Department and is expected to start August 16, 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.
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 Academic Department: The Human Services Department offers two master’s degree programs (Alcohol and Drug Recovery Counseling MS and the Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling MS) and several undergraduate majors (Human Services BS, Family Studies BHS, Leadership and Administration BHS). The department also houses several minors including violence prevention and intervention, disability studies, and gerontology/aging studies. Our programs are designed for students whose career goals include positions in a variety of social service agencies, as well as for students who are employed in human services organizations and seek greater career mobility or advancement. Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Faculty members are expected to:
Demonstrate ability to teach general Human Services and family Studies courses effectively at the undergraduate 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.
PhD or other doctoral-level degree in a field related to human services (ABD acceptable, with completion of PhD necessary to be considered for tenure).
Three years of experience working with families/for an organization that serves families.
Six semesters of experience teaching courses related to human services at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Understanding of family studies, family systems and family dynamics.
Ability to teach both family studies and capstone courses.
Demonstrated commitment to culturally relevant, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogies.
Two years of experience working with an online platform such as D2L, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.
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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.