The Department of Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses across all department programs (EdD, EdS, and MS) through the lens of racial equity and social justice. The successful candidate will provide students with advising throughout their programs, actively pursuing continued professional development, engage in scholarly activity that leads to publication and presentations, and provide service to the department, college, university, and community.
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 advise graduate students and doctoral candidates through coursework and research; facilitate dissertation, thesis and other culminating/capstone program projects.
The successful candidate will advocate for racial equity within and beyond the department.
Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or related field. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Current licensed school administrator.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Evidence of successful teaching at the university or community college level.
Evidence of P-12 teaching and/or leadership/administrative experience.
Evidence of successful higher education leadership/administrative experience.
Proficient in utilizing technology in instruction.
Evidence of effective teaching, including racially conscious pedagogy.
Evidence of developing and enhancing the capacity of leaders who will eliminate predictable racial disparities.
Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
Demonstrated scholarly publishing.
Evidence of successful workplace collaboration and service.
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.
The Department of Educational Leadership is dedicated to developing and enhancing the capacity of leaders who will eliminate predictable racial disparities through project-based learning and learner-centered programming in our Master of Science, Specialist, and Doctorate graduate degrees. The department also works in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Leadership.
Department Fast Facts:
The Department of Educational Leadership has increased program enrollment from 68 students in 2011 to 167 students in Fall 2019, with an increase in diversity from 6.51% in 2011 to 24.84% in Fall 2019.
For academic year 2018-19, the departmental diversity student graduation rate was 77%.
The department saw an increase in students of color degree awards from 2.56% of departmental total in 2013 to 22.71% in 2017; 24.39% of total departmental awards in academic year 2018-19 were to diversity students.
98.13% of program graduates are employed full-time in the profession.
30% of departmental faculty are faculty of color in the 2019-2020 academic year.
In October 2019, the Department of Educational Leadership received the Excellence in Equity Innovation Award by the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program builds foundational skills society demands in today's innovative leaders, including talent development, change management, and real-world application of educational strategies for learners of all ages and backgrounds. In addition, the pathway leading to a recommendation for Minnesota Director of Community Education licensure is through a specifically developed plan of study which results in a Master of Science in Educational Leadership. The Director of Community Education plan of study is aligned directly to Minnesota state licensure competencies.
The Specialist in Educational Leadership degree is designed to develop school leaders who demonstrate racial competence and the experience, expertise, and tools immediately relevant to lead today's racially diverse schools. Completion of the specialist degree leads to recommendation for administrative licensure as a Minnesota K-12 Principal or Director of Special Education.
The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is dedicated to developing racially conscious leaders for P-21 Schools, higher education, and non-profit organizations. The degree is designed for educational practitioners who seek an Ed.D. for education organizations, or as university/college faculty. The program addresses the need for advanced preparation of educational leaders and will focus on applied research in the field of education.
The Center for Engaged Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato works in collaboration with the Department of Educational Leadership as a community of scholars and practitioners committed to advancing student achievement in Minnesota public schools through the development and ongoing support of highly-skilled, effective, visionary and courageous school leaders. In partnership with P-12 school leadership, we provide continual professional engagement for P-12 Minnesota principals.
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: www.mnsu.edu
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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.