Nursing, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA21121)
Nursing, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA21121)
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Allied Health & Nursing, College of
Unit: Nursing, School of209, IFO
Employment Condition: Probationary
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Priority consideration given to applications received prior to October 5, 2020.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO
The successful candidate will contribute to student success and degree completion through teaching undergraduate courses, with a primary focus on the fully online RN to Baccalaureate Completion (RNBCP) program; advising and mentoring students; engaging actively in scholarship and continued professional development; and participating in service to the discipline, department, university, and community. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and instruct online coursework and may be expected to teach on the main campus in Mankato and clinical sites as assigned, and/or at the MSU Mankato Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located in Edina.
- 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, in contributing 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).
- Doctorate in Nursing. (Degree to be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by September 30, 2021.)
- Active Registered Nurse licensure; active Minnesota Registered Nurse license at time of appointment.
- Minimum of 1 year full time (or equivalent) experience teaching online.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
- Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
- Teaching experience in a defined nursing content area.
- Experience in curriculum development.
- Experience using D2L Brightspace Learning Management System.
- Experience developing online teaching materials.
- Certificate or coursework in online teaching pedagogy.
- Teaching, research, or practice experience focused on family or society.
- Evidence of nursing scholarship.
- Membership in professional or disciplinary organizations.
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 School of Nursing offers innovative, family- and society-focused, technology-enhanced curricula for graduate and undergraduate students at two locations. Two undergraduate programs are offered at the Mankato campus: Nursing-BS (pre-licensure) and RN Baccalaureate Completion. The RN Completion program courses are taught in an online format; current program enrollment is approximately 350 students. The Pre-licensure Nursing Program is an upper-division, four-semester major with about 190 students enrolled. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including hybrid and involve learning activities in our Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center. The graduate programs are offered at the MSU Mankato Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located in Edina, which include: Nursing Practice (from BSN) - DNP and postmaster’s degree certificates. Courses are taught in a hybrid format (primarily online with a monthly on-campus seminar). Total graduate student enrollment is approximately 60 students.
A supportive environment encourages interdisciplinary research, development of teaching skills, and community service. Current faculty research foci include family experience in acute and chronic illness, family nursing interventions, societal health, social justice in health care outcomes, ethics and the societal implications of technology, American Indians giving voice to historical trauma, and technology and simulation in nursing education. The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, associated with the School of Nursing, provides opportunities for scholarly activity. Opportunities for professional growth are contractually funded through improvement grants, research grants and incentives, and sabbatical leaves. Additional information about the School of Nursing can be found at: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/.
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
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
Dr. Laura Schwarz, DNP, RN, CNE
Search Committee Chairperson
School of Nursing
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*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
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Posting Number: M063M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 09/14/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:
To apply, visit https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/1686
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.